how can I make moving house easier

How Can I Make Moving House Easier?


There are several ways that you can help to make moving house easier for you, such as;

1. Have a plan

2. Don’t forget the hidden costs

3. Start packing early

4. Get some help.

Over the past year, homeowners have seen huge amounts of changes in the way they can view, sell, and move house throughout the pandemic and the resulting lockdowns. Olivia Rose Estates have put together some ways to make things easier for these homeowners, helping them remove some of the stress that comes from moving house and top tips to speed up their sale.

1. Have a plan

Near enough everything is easier when you’ve got a plan in place, and selling and moving house is absolutely no exception. Getting a plan in place from when you know that you want to sell will help you keep on top of the entire process, from putting your property on the market to when you’re able to complete. Moving is a long, stressful project, and so having a plan will help you know that you’re on track and that you’re not missing any important bits.

When you’re making your plan, you should be aware that there can be all kinds of delays that can pop up, so don’t get disheartened if you find yourself way off-track. Take into account these delays, and focus on the steps forward rather than specific timeframes. Familiarising yourself with each step and the sales process will help you stay on top of things and reduce the stress involved.

2. Don’t forget the hidden costs

Whether you’re buying or selling a house, there are hidden costs involved that you should be aware of to avoid any nasty surprises down the line. Some of the hidden costs that homeowners often forget are –

  • Survey fees
  • Legal fees
  • Mortgage advisor costs
  • Moving costs
  • Interest rates

Being fully aware of all of the costs involved when you buy or sell a house are really important, and will help you stay on track as well as avoid any issues with your finances.

3. Start packing early

Packing can seem like a mammoth task, which is why we recommend that you start it early to avoid feeling the stress of moving and don’t become overwhelmed. As soon as you know that you want to move, you can start the packing process to make things easier for you. Decluttering is also a great idea, as it reduces the amount of stuff that you need to pack and move when you have your date.

A lot of homeowners find that breaking down their packing into smaller chunks helps them get it completed more easily, and so is a popular option. Outline your packing in your moving plan, and stick to it! Whether you decide to do one box a day in the run-up to your moving date, or take it room by room, you can see what method works for you and how you get on best with your packing.

4. Get some help

While it’s an extremely exciting day, when you move house, often homeowners will be apprehensive about the actual moving process. The more hands, the better on the day can ease this feeling, and whether you look at getting the help of friends and family or professional movers, you can make moving day much easier for yourself. Enlisting help to move furniture and boxes out of your old house and into the new one will make the day smoother and faster.

What do I need in my plan?

When you’re planning to move, there are several tasks that you will want to outline, so you know you’re fully prepared for your moving day. From looking into how you want to sell your house to the date you move, we’ve outlined things that you should add into your plan to make things easier for you –

Choosing how to sell:

Whether you’re planning to sell on the open market or are considering a different method such as a quick sale company, this will affect the amount of time you have to plan your move. There are positives and negatives of each selling method, so you can decide which suits you most and how you want to proceed.

Outline how to pack:

It’s good to set a schedule for your packing, but outlining how you’re going to pack will also make things easier for you. Label each box with what’s inside it to make things easier when you start unpacking, as well as writing which room the box needs to go in as well. This will save you time when you’re unloading the boxes, and let you see which room each box needs to go into straight away without having to open them.

Make a list of everyone you need to contact to inform them of your change of address: 

Places such as your workplace, your council for council tax and to register to vote, your utility providers, any subscriptions that you have, and your family and friends. You can either do this in advance or just after you move in, but doing it in advance will save you stress and be one less thing that you need to think about when you’re settling into your new place.

Create a floorplan: 

Making a floorplan will make your life easier when you’re moving in, as you will know where you want to put your furniture straight away rather than having to take time and decide where to place things. It will also ensure that you have the space for all of your furniture – if you’re downsizing, you will likely need to get rid of some things, and you’ll want to do this in advance, so you aren’t crowding your new house while waiting to get rid of these items.

Whether you decide to sell them, give them away or take them to a tip, doing this before your moving date will help you stay organised and avoid you feeling overwhelmed when you’re moving.

There are all sorts of ways that you can make your moving day easier, so it’s worth spending some time looking into what you want to do, and which will work best for you. Plan ahead, and reduce the stress when you move into your new home! 

If you were planning to move but have faced issues such as a chain break, we can help. Get in touch today for a free cash offer, and learn more about how you can sell in as little as 7 days!

How do I sell my house fast?

No matter why you’re looking to sell your house, if you can do it in a faster and easier way than the traditional house sale, why wouldn’t you? Olivia Rose Estates can offer you exactly that – a quick, hassle-free sale that relieves you from the stresses of the property market and lets you focus on the other things that are important in your life. Get in touch with us today for your free cash offer and see how quickly you can sell!

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