If you’ve got your heart set on moving house, it’ll be hard for you to think about anything else. The process of acquiring a home can be a long one. You have to wait for sales to finalize and dates to be arranged. Once all that’s sorted, it makes sense that you’d want things to move as fast as possible. If you’re fed up of waiting for your dream home, there are a few things you can do to make sure you move as soon as possible. Here’s a list of some of the top points to consider.
PLAN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
Just like with anything, planning is crucial. The more you plan, the faster things will go. You’ll need to plan for your moving day to ensure you’re not waiting around. Make an effort to find out when you’ll receive the keys to your new home. Your estate agent may be cagey about this as they don’t like to tie themselves down but push the point. Once you know, you can set about ensuring everything happens according to plan. Think about hiring a moving company who can assure your belongings are transferred as fast as possible. You may want to move things yourself, but don’t! Taking many trips will add stress to your move. Not to mention that it’ll add time! A moving company will have a large van which can transfer all your belongings in one journey. Communicate times to them to ensure they’re at the new property when they need to be. Plan, too, when it comes to packing. Having everything packed in time for the moving company is essential to ensure it gets moved when you’ve planned! Apart from a few essentials, you should aim to have everything packed a few days before!
The removal company can contribute to a certain extent, but the more help, the better. Ask friends to come along. The more hands on deck, the quicker your belongings will be in your new house. Don’t waste additional time by trying to do everything on your own. Your friends will be more than happy to join you. All you need to do is provide a smile and a cup of tea every now and again!
Even once you’re in, the work doesn’t end. A house won’t feel like home when there are boxes everywhere. When you’re packing your belongings, mark down which room they’ll be in. That way, you can ensure they all end up where they need to be. This will help with unpacking no end. Think, too, about taking a day or two off work to get the unpacking finished. The longer you live out of boxes, the more unsettled the move will make you. Once you’ve unpacked, try to decide whether you need to buy anything else for your new home. If yes, get buying as soon as possible! Find a sofa that’s right for your living room and any other furniture you might need!