Buying or renting your first home is such an exciting experience. Maybe you’re moving out of your parents home, or you need to relocate for work. Whatever the reason you should be congratulated. It can be an exciting time for you, but it can also be stressful and hard work.
The responsibility will be left up to your for probably the first time in your life. So the pressure of organising and moving into your first home can be overwhelming. Don’t worry there are plenty of things you can do to make moving into your home a complete breeze.
Start planning and preparing early
This is a vital step. Your moving day is going to be full on, so it’s best not to leave everything to the last minute. Grab a calendar and start a countdown to your move weeks in advance. Give yourself achievable targets to reach each week. Your gas, water and electricity will need to be sorted before you move in. You don’t want to move into a place without running water or lights, so get this sorted beforehand.
Your TV license and internet connection should also be organised sooner rather than later. If you’re moving into a flat with a communal aerial, ask your landlord or neighbour about the reception quality. This should then give you sufficient time to organise an alternative if needs be. Talk to Community Vision for additional guidance.
Ordering furniture can take weeks, if not months to arrive depending on the supplier. Get it ordered early as possible, to save you having to sit on the floor for your first few weeks. Stick to the basics furniture pieces to begin with or even borrow items from family and friends. Also remember to organise removal vans or vehicles to get your stuff from A to B.
You will need to take measurements of your new home before you move in. This should include door and hallway width, as well as the height of each room. These measurements will be essential when you order or bring in your furniture. There is nothing more stressful on a moving day than not having enough space to accommodate your stuff.
You should plan what items you want to go where in advance and give this plan to everybody you’ve enlisted to help. This means everyone can just refer to the plan and not ask you questions continually. It will create a smoother execution and you’ll get move in a lot quicker with this foresight.
Stagger the moving in process if you can
Do you really need to take every item of clothing you own in with your on your first day? Probably not. It’s a splendid idea to stagger the moving process as best you can. For your first night just pack a large suitcase with essential everyday items and clothing you will need to get you through the first week.
Put everything else into storage or leave it at your parents home. Once you’ve unpacked your first suitcase load, go back and fill it up again with the next batch of your stuff. This will mean you won’t be overwhelmed with the unpacking process as you’ll only have to do a bit at a time. Decluttering in advance will make this a simple and efficient task.
With these ultimate tips, you can relax and enjoy the moving in process. It’s all about strategy, organisation and asking for some help. It’s as simple as that.