Hassle-free Ways to Move Home

Oct 31

Hassle-free Ways to Move Home

While latest reports suggest the British economy is improving, many of us are still struggling to keep the household funds under control, and for most homeowners it’s become apparent that the fastest and easiest way to avoid serious financial crisis is to downsize into a smaller property. This has many benefits; you’ll be able to release some of the equity from your home, and a smaller property could save you hundreds per year on energy bills.

A fast sale

There are all sorts of reasons you might want to sell your home quickly, whether it’s a drop in income or extra expenses from elsewhere, but waiting for the right moment could be disastrous, especially in the current housing market. There are a number of property firms such as those working with We Buy Your Home that will make you an immediate offer for your house at slightly less than market value. It’s ideal if you’re downsizing as you’re bound to still have enough to purchase a smaller property, and it means that you can move on in your preferred timescale as there are no waiting times involved. The nature of these companies also means that they’re generally fee-free, meaning you won’t have to worry about legal or valuation costs.

Getting moved in

Moving your belongings out of your old house and into the new one could end up being the most expensive and stressful part of the whole process. A moving van can incur plenty of extra costs, and trying to get everything done in the timeframe can often feel impossible! Take the pressure off by hiring a storage unit as a temporary holding place for your larger items – this will massively ease any time constraints, as once you’re moved out you can take your time in making everything just right in your new home. Enlist friends and family to help you out – you might feel bad, but having a familiar place to sleep between homes will save both your wallet and your peace of mind.

Settling in

When you’ve got all of your furnishings into your house, it can be difficult to know where to start. The very first thing you should do on your very first day is note down any meter readings – the best way to do this is simply to take a photograph of the meters with your phone, as this way it won’t get lost in the chaos! This will help you when it comes to sorting out your energy providers, and save you a lot of confusion down the road. Don’t be tempted to spend money on decorating straight away – the instinct reaction is to start “nesting” in a new home by buying lots of new things, but once you’ve unpacked you’ll feel right at home!