Getting a new house is a major hustle that we have to go through at one time or the other. Many times this comes about when we are first moving out from our parent’s home and are moving to start off life as independent individuals. Other times it is when people need to move to a new house after they get a new job in a different locality. People will also seek new residences when they get married or when their families gets bigger.
Once you have identified the new house you want to move into, there is the process of actually moving into the new house. Moving into a new house is not always a pleasurable event, unless you really hated the place where you were living in or if moving to a new house promises really great things. Mankind generally resists change and so many people do not really like moving from their current comfort zone.
Below are some things that you might want to consider doing to make the process of moving house a more manageable and pleasant activity.
Get familiar with the layout of your new home before deciding to move in – Before moving to a new home, you need to get familiar with the new house you are moving into. Some people acquire their new houses through real estate agents and before they even visit and checkout the new house, they get their belongings and move them to the new house.
If you do this you might end up being disappointed. You may find out that the house is not to your taste or you may find out that your belongings do not fit into the new house. This might be too late.
Look for a good house mover service in your vicinity – This cannot be stressed enough. The house movers are very important. They are the ones who will be responsible for moving your items to your new house. You do not want to get house movers who will cause scratches and breakages to your valuable furniture, kitchenware and other household items.
You also need to be careful to choose credible movers who will not steal some of your jewelry!
Get acquainted with the neighbors around your new home – This might seem like a minor thing to do especially if you are hiring a short term rental and you will not stick around for long. However, knowing the people who will be living around you could save you a lot of trouble.
Plan ahead – This is an important thing that should be done with a lot of dedication and meticulousness. First you need to look at your schedule and choose for some time when you will have a lot of time on your hands. A weekend is at times not enough. Plan for at least three days to dedicate sometime to unpacking.
Finalize things with your current community – It is good to tell your neighbors that you’re moving. You also need to settle other issues such as telling the milk delivery guy that you will no longer need their services.