Do’s and Don’ts of Moving Into Your First Home

Do’s and Don’ts of Moving Into Your First Home

While moving to a new place is exciting, it can also be difficult and frustrating, especially if you are doing it for the first time. The confusion and stress that comes with it can affect the relocation process negatively. Because of this, a lot of first-home buyers usually hire professionals to help them make the process more fun and easier. 

If you’re one of them, then we’ve got you covered! Here is a list of some do’s and don’ts to get you through your first move.

 

 

Do’s

 

1. Declutter

First and foremost, you need to declutter. Donate or get rid of the items that you no longer use. Segregate which ones you are going to donate or dispose of. It can be your old appliances, books, clothes, electronics, etc. You may also organise a garage sale and sell these items, so both sides would benefit.

 

2. Get Moving Boxes for Free

One way you can save money during your move is arranging moving boxes for free. Instead of buying, you can ask for cardboard boxes from some nearby grocery and liquor stores. They have plenty of them, so they might not mind giving you some of their boxes for free.

 

3. Visit the New Place Before Moving

It is important that you visit the place and familiarize yourself with the new environment you’re moving into. Explore and learn where the banks, hospitals, markets, parks, restaurants, and schools are. This will help you a lot, especially when you have kids, to adjust and settle down quickly.

 

4. Prioritize Utility Transfer

Transferring utilities on time is also another important thing you must keep in mind when moving. Find out when you should transfer them at least one or two months before you move, so you’ll be able to prepare the documents on time. Delaying the transfer might cause you troubles and more stress. You wouldn’t like living in your new home for a few days without the Internet, light, water, etc. Would you?

 

5. Hire Credible and Reliable Professionals

As mentioned above, the moving process can be very confusing and stressful. That is why hiring the best removalists is one of the best ways to deal with the pressure. They have modern tools that you can use for relocating, as well as they are also knowledgeable about what methods can save you time and money.

 

 

Don’ts

 

1. Do Not Delay Your Packing

Start packing your belongings at least 4-6 weeks before the moving day. It is something you must not take lightly, as you’ll never know the chaos it may bring if you don’t pack properly and on time.

 

2. Do Not Forget to Put Labels on Boxes

After packing your belongings, do not forget to put labels on the boxes. Categorize them accordingly, so you won’t have a hard time loading, unloading, and unpacking them once you are in your new home.

 

3. Do Not Pack Harmful Chemicals

It is highly notable that you shouldn’t pack and move everything. There are some items that should be left behind, as it can damage your other belongings during the transport. These include aerosols, ammonia, bleach, fertiliser, firecrackers, old car batteries, paint, etc. For a more detailed list of items, please do not hesitate to ask your hired professionals.

 

4. Do Not Allow Professionals to Pack Your Valuables

If you hired professionals and opted for their packing service, please take note that they shouldn’t be the ones packing your valuables (e.g bank documents, cash, jewelry, passport, photographs, prescriptions, etc).

 

 

Regardless of how well you plan, and do all the above suggestions, there is no two ways about it. Moving is a stressful time. However by following these simple steps we hope to make it just that little bit easier for you. That’s why we are there to help you through the other parts of moving, whether you are buying, selling or renting, Reval Estate Agents are here to guide you along your journey.