Smooth Move: First-Time Buyers Survival Guide

Congratulations on buying your first property; you’ll be excited and ready for your future ahead. It’s no secret that moving is right up there with potentially some of the most stressful life situations you’ll ever experience. However, (believe it or not) moving day doesn’t have to be a terrible time, and it is possible to feel confident and positive when it comes around. Firstly, look at it as an exciting fresh start, and keep remembering that you’ve worked hard for this apartment or house, and you should enjoy your achievement. Secondly, understand that with a little hard work, planning, and organisation; the day will go as smoothly and seamlessly as possible, and you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about.

So, it’s time to get first-home and moving-day ready so that you can write a list of everything that can be done before the big day arrives. From things you can complete yourself, to jobs that you’ll need to call in the professionals for; there’s no time like the present to start preparing. You want to remember your move positively, and, you might even make some fun memories along the way. The following are some ideas, tips, and inspiration for those who are about to tackle their moving day with the power or preparation, for a stress-free and smooth experience ahead.

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Think About Protection

You’ll probably have collected an array of things that you want to keep in the future, and take to your new property. Therefore, you’ll also want to protect them, and insurance is your best option to do this (apart from being careful on moving day). Take a look at companies who will be able to provide home insurance and cover the things that matter the most; both financially and sentimentally. You’ll have peace of mind that your precious cargo will be taken care of for the years ahead in your new abode.

Get A Great Team

Unless you’re the proud owner of a removal van and a lot of heavy lifting doesn’t phase you; you’ll need to ensure that you’ve already searched for moving companies. Finding a reputable removal company will become more difficult the longer you leave it; great teams get booked-up fast, so don’t get left with people that won’t take care of your delicate smaller items and your favourite (and expensive) furniture. Companies and services like shiply are a great place to start, and you’ll be able to choose someone that’s right for your needs and location. You’ll also need to ensure that you’re hooked up to everything you need when you’ve arrived in your new home. Therefore, try to arrange for someone to come and install your internet, gas, electricity, and ensure that your plumbing is running smoothly so that you can enjoy a hot shower after all that heavy lifting.

Organisation Should Be Your BFF

You’ll want to make sure that you can find things with ease when it comes to unpacking in your new home. Therefore, ensure that all your boxes are labeled with the room you want the removal team to put them in and the contents of the box. Wrap-up fragile items well, and again, label them clearly so that you don’t open a box full of smashed or broken objects. Now, pop the kettle on and put your feet up; surely it’s time to order a takeaway?

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