So, you and your spouse are moving to a new house – great. You’re likely feeling a combination of excitement, doubt, and nerves, which are all completely normal. If you were feeling relaxed and calm, then it wouldn’t be normal!
When it comes to preparation, there are many things that you should do to make your move as stress-free as possible. The less planning and preparation you do, the more stressed you will become. It’s really that simple. With that said, whether your move is three weeks or three months away, use the following tips and tricks to help you.
Speak with An Interior Design Expert
Obviously, you’ll want to make your new home look and feel exactly how you want it to, right? This is why you should consult the experts who know how to make your dream home a reality. Whether you speak to interior design Chelsea specialists or those in other cities (or even other countries, for that matter!), make sure to book appointments with them well ahead of time so that you can get to work on what you’ll do with your new home’s interior – from the walls to the décor.
Essentially, you’ll be able to execute a modern vision for your new home, putting your own personal stamp on it within months of arriving. An experienced interior designer will ensure that you can do this with minimal stress!
Declutter, Declutter, Declutter
In your current house, it’s important to declutter and organize your belongings into boxes. Any items that you no longer want should be donated to charity or sold online. Don’t make the mistake of clinging onto things that you know you’ll no longer use, as this will make the moving process a lot more difficult than it needs to be!
Remember, efficiency is key. And if you’re absolutely desperate to keep certain belongings but don’t want to store them in your new home, then you can always rent a storage facility for them somewhere.
Contact a Removals Company
Important note: contact a removal company as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already! When it comes to your smaller pieces of furniture and other light belongings, you’ll be able to transport them in your car. Make no doubt about it, though; you’ll need a removal company for the main bulk and any big items.
Now, if you want to save money, then try to arrange your house move for spring or immediately after the summer holidays. The reason for this is because they’re ‘off-peak times’. In other words, fewer people are moving homes, which means you’ll typically get lower removal costs (but this isn’t always a guarantee).
Also, don’t be afraid to ask close family members and friends for help when it comes to moving your belongings.
Change Your Address
Next, the boring part: officially change your address. You’ll need to do this across everything, from your bank to online shopping accounts. This will prevent any deliveries and letters from being sent to your old home.
Update Your Home Insurance
To conclude this guide, make sure to also update your home insurance. In some cases, you might be able to simply transfer your current cover to your new home. However, this is something that you’ll need to check and verify with your insurance provider. If not, you’ll have to update your current home insurance plan.