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Three Top Tips To Help You Move House Like A Ninja

Three Top Tips To Help You Move House Like A Ninja

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It’s one of the largest and most stressful undertakings many of us will have in our lives – and if you’ve decided that you can’t learn to love your current home, or improve it through building work, then moving house is the only option left to you. The process is full of challenges – from first finding a new home to love, to getting an offer accepted, dealing with conveyancing solicitors and negotiating the particulars of the sale with the vendor. And when all of that is safely out the way? You still have the upheaval of the move itself. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks which can make moving house a lot easier – some which you may not have known, especially if it’s your first time pulling off a house move.

But First, Declutter

If you’ve ever had ambitions to do a complete KonMari Method declutter on your life, then now is most definitely the time. Weeks ahead of the move, start tackling the process of getting rid of everything you no longer need, want or use in your life. Even those of us who consider themselves fairly minimalist are generally shocked at the amount of possessions they actually own when all of them have to be wrapped up and packed for a house move. The less you own, the less there is to pack – which frees up your time, money and precious headspace. It’s time to get ruthless. Approach your decluttering systematically, Rather than leaping in haphazardly or trying to do it all at once, tackle areas in sequence. Start with somewhere relatively streamlined and easy to get your momentum up, before moving on to traditional clutter hot spots such as your wardrobe or that junk cupboard under the stairs.

Make Special Arrangements For Valuables

People who have moved house a few times generally have some horror stories about priceless heirlooms or irreplaceable sentimental items getting lost or damaged in the rush. It’s much better to pull a separate box or bag together containing these items, and either give it to a friend or relative for safekeeping during the move, or ensure that it travels with you personally (rather than in a moving van) on the day. Think about other special arrangements you may need to make – are there pets that would be better off staying with someone for a weekend while you get moved in? Do you need to book a specialist mover such as CTI Logistics Interstate to get your vehicles moved to your new home? Don’t leave anything to chance – developing a plan and a schedule for moving house will combat any last minute panics that end up costing a lot of stress and extra money to sort out at short notice.

Flatpack What You Can Ahead Of Time

Dismantling things is a more time-consuming process than you may assume. You might picture yourself spending half an hour with an allen key, but the reality is that dismantling furniture takes time, so allow for it by starting early. Work out what temporary arrangements you can make work –  could you use a blow up air mattress for a week so the bedframe can be taken apart? Could your clothes be pre-packed into suitcases so you can take down a wardrobe? Doing it gradually is much less stressful that trying to pack down when you have a bunch of paid-hourly removals staff waiting around and a new occupant ready to move into your old house.

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10 Interesting Tips To Avoid A House Moving Nightmare

10 Interesting Tips To Avoid A House Moving Nightmare

Moving to a new house or apartment is always exciting. By relocating your home, you get to make a new start in your life, leaving the past behind you as you steer ahead. While the prospect of relocating seems simple and feasible there are numerous factors that need to be taken into consideration in order to make this relocation a success. Any mistake made here and there can actually turn the entire process of moving into an absolute nightmare. To know more about the ways and means you could adopt for a smooth and hassle free relocation process, read on.

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Take The Stress Away From Moving Home

Take The Stress Away From Moving Home

Moving home can be one of the biggest upheavals any one of us can face. Not to mention the most expensive purchases we can make in our lifetime. But moving home can often provide us with many different possibilities. Experiences in living in different places, and the chance to make new friends and change our lifestyles. However, there is no hiding from the fact that it is completely stressful. So as summer seems to be a popular time for people to think about or even move house, I thought I would share my top tips to help take the stress out of the situation. I hope it helps you in the future.

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Pack specifically for each new room in your home

Packing up your existing home may feel daunting, but unpacking is a whole new ball game. Especially if you have a different layout or different rooms to consider. This is why it’s important to pack up your old home with your new home as your focus. This means that unpacking will be easier and more organised, as will unloading and putting boxes into your new place. Make sure you clearly label any boxes and furniture with new home rooms, to ensure there is no confusion at the other end.

Pack an emergency box for when you arrive

Moving house isn’t normally done in a day. Of course, you may get there, but the unpacking can take further days and even weeks to complete. However, there are things you will need more or less straight away, so it’s important to pack up an emergency box for when you arrive. Include a change of clothes, toilet paper, a kettle, a toaster maybe. Some mugs and plates to eat and drink from during your first evening. Anything you think you might need for the first 24 hours, should be in these boxes. It makes it much easier rather than panicking looking through boxes in your new home.

Consider using a removal company for ease

With heavy furniture to move and a lot of boxes, you may want to consider the help of a removal service to do some of the hard work for you. Looking online will help you determine a local moving company to help you out. They can help transport large items of furniture safely, as well as help with some of the manual work like transporting boxes. This could be useful if you have children or family pets to look after during the moving process.

Take as much time as you can

It can feel overwhelming once you are in your new home and the urge to start unpacking everything can be huge. But try and take your time during this process. Once you are in, you have plenty of time to design your rooms, and ensure that you unpack things properly.

Remember to keep positive throughout the process

Finally, it is important to remain positive throughout the process f moving. Positive thinking can help elevate stress levels as you visualise everything going to plan, rather than facing problems.

I hope these tips help you take the stress out of moving home.

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Surviving Moving Day

Surviving Moving Day

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You may have been the happiest person in the world on the day you went to view your new home. Now that all the paperwork’s sorted out and the home’s waiting for your arrival, you’ve got something much less pleasant on the horizon: actually moving in! Moving house is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever have to do as an adult, but following these handy survival tips can make all the difference…

Hire a Skip (or Two!)

The more stuff you have to move, the more it’s going to strain your nerves. There’s no point in carrying around items you don’t need, or even worse, paying a hefty removal company’s fee to move anything you really don’t want or need anymore. At some point in the weeks leading up to your move, hire a skip and have it placed outside your front door. This will make it easy for you to go through the house, chucking anything that you don’t want weighing you down when you actually come to move to the new place.

Get Help

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Looking to save money, a lot of people will simply hire a private van for the big day, and ask a couple of friends to help with all the loading and unloading. This can be a huge mistake. Hiring interstate removalists and other moving professionals can be expensive, but the fee will be well worth the amount of stress and hassle they save you. Just make sure you do your research, and ask your friends and family for their trusted recommendations. Some movers will do a rushed, half-hearted job and damage your possessions, and others will offer extra services which turn out to be one big waste of money. Some supposed movers are in fact just scammers with a clever front!

Hold onto the Essentials

While hiring professional movers can make life so much easier on the day of the big move, there are certain things you should pack personally, and keep in your own car. Bedding, cutlery, plates, along with nightwear and the toiletries you use before bed, should all be packed separately by you, and kept somewhere where you know you’ll be able to access them. Once you’ve got through the ordeal of moving and got those last boxes over the threshold, you don’t want to be even more stressed as you tear open box after box, looking for the essentials.

Prioritise the Beds

As soon as your removals team arrive at the new place, the first thing you should get them to do is assemble the family’s beds, and make them sleepable. After all the carry-on that comes with moving house, when you find yourself totally drained of energy at the end of the day, the last thing you want to be doing is fiddling with bolts and hex keys while fighting to keep your eyes open! It’s usually a good idea to mention this to your removal company well in advance, as this will prevent any confusion and delays.

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Top Hacks To Help You Move Into Your Forever Home

Top Hacks To Help You Move Into Your Forever Home

We may all spend a lot of our lives moving from one place to another, but at some stage, you want to settle down somewhere and plant some roots. This may be a real long-term vision, and it may require you to consider something called your forever home. In principle, this is the place that you will be for the foreseeable. The home you may grow old in, raise a family or have grandchildren. So if you seem to be thinking about this next stage of your life and making that one last move, then here are some of the top hacks to help you move into that forever home.

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Think about the area you want to live in

One of the main reasons that people consider their forever home is because they want to settle down somewhere, and the area in which you do that plays a key part. It’s all well and good finding the perfect house but if you aren’t happy about the street it sits on, the area in which it resides and what you have nearby then it won’t be your forever home for much longer. The main factors would be to consider exactly what you want from somewhere, outside of the home itself. So this may be decent schools for your children, a lively village full of cafes and local independent stores, or just simply somewhere that is in the countryside in the hustle and bustle of a thriving town. Considering these factors will help you decide on the area, and then the next thing would be to decipher what you want from your home.

Do plenty of research and be strict with your viewings

A forever home needs to tick all of the boxes. It needs to have the amount of space you need to grow, potential to do all of the things you want, alongside ticking the boxes of all the things you would like. This might be off road parking, a big back garden, or simply potential to be the perfect home with a bit of renovation and extension. It’s a good idea to discuss your wants and needs with your partner to ensure that you are both on the same page. There will be things that are non-negotiable and some things that you may compromise on.

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Consider some help for the actual moving process

Sometimes the easy bit is finding the place, the hard part is moving into it. From the stressful buying process right down to the moving of boxes and furniture, it is no easy task. This is why it may be worth considering a company to help you with the moving aspect. They can take care of the heavy lifting, the logistics and even get you from one place to another in half the time. Alternatively, make sure you organize your packing and be logical with the way you do things. It will help at the other end.

Save as much as you can to ensure that you can maximize your budget

Finally, when people consider purchasing their forever home, it means that they are maxing themselves out with their budget, and pushing themselves to get as much as they can for the money they have at their disposal. So plan ahead and save as much as you can. It could make a huge difference to your budget.

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Escape From The Homebuying Money Pit

Escape From The Homebuying Money Pit

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If you’re buying a home this year, I’d like to welcome you to the money pit. You might think that it’s easy to keep the costs of purchasing a home under control. Or, that you know exactly how much it’s going to cost and what you’ll need to pay, but boy are you wrong. There are hidden expenses, extra payments and unseen issues that you are blissfully unaware of right now. That’s the bad news. The good news is that I can help you climb out the pit so you can appreciating the buying dream.

Get The Price To The Floor

First things first, let’s make sure that you’re not paying more for the house that you want then you need to. You should be aiming for buying at the floor price. If you don’t know what this is it’s the absolutely minimum and owner will be willing to sell their property at. Bare in mind, most owners start the asking price nowhere near the floor. For instance, you might have a seller with a home that is being marketed at four hundred grand. What they won’t tell you is that they’d be willing to sell at three-fifty if you can cut out the hassle. There are multiple ways to get that floor asking price. One of the best ways is to go low and offer a great setup for the sale. For instance, cash up front is always something that sellers love to hear. Particularly, if they are trying to buy a new home fast.

Price Check Everything

You’re going to be purchasing a lot of different services when buying your new home. Moving teams are the classic examples because prices can vary dramatically. One company might charge you two thousand while another might offer the same service for nine hundred. You might think that a lower price means a poor service. But with local movers that’s not usually true. It all depends on their business model and how much they are able to save.

Careful Committing To Improvements

Once you buy the home, the fun really begins. A lot of owners find out that there’s more problems with the property than they thought. Usually, this is going to be true if you’re buying an older home. That’s why you should always get a thorough inspection. These days, homeowners tend to dodge inspections for two reasons. First, it gives time for another buyer to jump in and steal the property with a higher offer. Second, it’s an unnecessary expense if you can trust the seller. The big secret? You can never trust the seller. They will always be hiding something that would knock the property value down a peg or two so be cautious. The last thing you want is to buy a home only to find out the big bills have only just begun.

Take this advice and you won’t just be able to climb out of the money pit. Instead, you can avoid falling into it completely!

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Don’t Forget These Essential Items When Moving In (A Must For The First Day!)

Don’t Forget These Essential Items When Moving In (A Must For The First Day!)

Moving can be one of the most stressful times of your life. And the actual day itself can be a day of woes. But as long as you pack correctly and label all your boxes, it doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, check out my previous blog to minimize moving stress. But as well as being organized, you need to ensure you have some vital items with you. After all, there will be some things you need to do straight away that won’t wait until you open all your boxes. Therefore, here are some essential items you need when moving in which are a must on the first day.

A set of tools

When you move into your new home, you will want to start building important items like the bed straight away. And unless you have the tools to do it, you won’t be able to do it during the first day. But it’s never fun to sleep on a mattress on the floor during your first night in a new home. And it can take forever to find your tools in one of the millions of boxes now sitting in your new home. Therefore, make sure you take a separate bag with vital tools that you can start using straight away!

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Light bulbs

It’s also important that you go to the house as soon as you get the keys to check if there are any missing light bulbs. After all, you don’t want to end up in darkness during your first night in your new home. If there any missing, make sure you write down exactly what kind of bulbs you require. That way, you can go quickly to the shop to find some new bulbs. You might want to consider going for Household LED Bulbs which will ensure your home is flooded with light when you move in. And these type of bulbs can help you to save money on your energy bills! Therefore, it might be worth paying a little extra and going for LED’s for your property.

A kettle

Moving heavy items and unpacking boxes can be thirsty work. And the worst thing can be if you can’t find a kettle to make hot drinks. After all, you will want to have a coffee to help you have energy while you are busy moving home. Therefore, keep the kettle separate so that you can easily find it to put in your new kitchen. And if you don’t want to carry your heavy kettle around, you can find a small portable one which will be brilliant to just use for a couple of days!

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A sharp knife

When you packed your boxes, you would have ensured they were tightly taped, so your belongings stayed safe. But now you have moved, it can be a challenge to get in them. Therefore, you need to ensure you pack a sharp knife with you so that you can easily open the boxes. After all, you don’t want to spend ages trying to get into the boxes. Go for a couple of different sizes which can help you get into a range of boxes.

And keep your mobile phone with you, so that you can ring suppliers to tell them you have moved in!

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