Moving House: The Great Family Adventure!

 

Let’s get one thing clear; moving house can be a total pain. It’s time-consuming, expensive, and there’s a lot of stress involved. And that’s why you have to make sure you do whatever you can to make the process as great as possible. Moving house is the great family adventure, and it’s important to try to make the process enjoyable. That means following the points below, and trying to make sure you have the least arduous move possible.

Shop Around

Once you’ve decided you’re going to move, it’s time to look around and make sure you choose the right place. There are so many different properties on the market these days, and finding the perfect family home can be challenging. That’s why you may wish to employ experts who can help you to achieve exactly what you want from the process. You’ll be able to get the perfect family home that all of you are happy with. This is something you really need to be sure you get right because you don’t want to have to be moving again a few months later.

Get Your Current Place in Order

Another thing you have to remember is getting your current place in order. A big part of the moving process is making sure you secure a sale on your current home. If you can’t sell your existing place you run the risk of the move falling through and all kinds of other problems. So, it’s important to look at how you can make your home more salable as an asset. Attracting buyers to the property is something that it’s crucial for helping you make the sale you need. Look at ways in which you can make the property more appealing. You may wish to consider things like keeping it clean and tidy, as well as thinking about an extension too.

 

Explain to the Kids

Okay, now you’ve made the decision, and the wheels are in motion, you have to break the news to the kids. There are a lot of things that they need to be made aware of, and they might not be too happy about it! The children will, in their mind, be leaving everything they know, and going somewhere new, and this won’t necessarily be a positive for them. Making the kids feel involved in the house move can help bring them around and make them more positive about it. Try to make them as excited as you can about the move because this will help them transition to it much better than they normally would.

Start Packing

The packing is perhaps the least fun part of the moving process; especially when it dawns upon you how much stuff you have! The only way I can suggest to make this more bearable is to tackle it step by step. Don’t try to do everything all in one go, and certainly, don’t leave it until the last minute. Instead, you need to try to spread the packing out, so you are doing it over several weeks or months. You also should try to get all the family involved so they can do important bits of the packing as well. If everyone mucks in and helps you’re going to find it much easier to deal with, and it will get done more easily.

Try to Reduce Stress

Stress is one of the biggest drawbacks to a family house move. The problem is that it’s part and parcel of the process. It’s such a big undertaking, not to mention an expensive one, that it’s difficult to remain calm and stress-free. But there are some techniques I can share with you that will help you become less stressed when moving house. For instance, if you start all the packing well in advance and do it gradually, it makes it much easier. You should also keep a folder with all the information pertaining to the move, so everything’s organised. Also, ensuring you have plenty of interest in your current home lifts a lot of the stress from the process as well. Coming up with stress-free strategies is hugely important in the process of making the family move more bearable.

Sort Out the Legalities

You mustn’t ignore the legal side of moving house either. This is a very real part of the process and one that you have to make sure you sort out as soon as you can. There are certain elements that are vital when it comes to making the move, and you have to be sure you cover these things as much as possible. Something like conveyancing is an important legal requirement for you as a family. So you will need to make sure you get conveyancing quotes before you make a decision about who you’re going to go with. There are a lot of legal implications involved when you move house, and you want to make sure that everything is being done above board and by the book.

Can You Save Yourselves Money

As a modern family, money is going to be pretty tight as it is, and this is yet another cost. That’s why it’s so crucial to look at ways of trying to save money on your house move. There are a few things you might be able to do to accomplish this. For one thing, if you can get a redirection on the asking price you’ll already be starting off with a saving. It’s also worth thinking about things such as when you’re going to make your move. If you move on a weekday, it will work out less expensive (and stressful) than moving on the weekend. It’s techniques like this that will make you valuable savings, and you may not even be aware of the fact that you can save money on all these things.

 

 

There are a lot of things you can do that will help you make the house move a more pleasant one. Nobody likes the times and stress involved in moving, but it has to be done sometimes. Make sure you have as many strategies as possible to make the process as tolerable and smooth as you can. You’ll be glad you did in the end, and you’ll end up having a much more enjoyable house move.

We have recently remortgaged our property rather than move and so look out for some improvement posts shortly!

 

Chelle

Manic Mama of 3, wife of shouty singer Gav, blog writer, stationery obsessive, bed jumper, Brighton based social media consultant and semi-pro juggler of it all!

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  1. January 12, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    We found we saved a lot of money when moving house through switching suppliers and such like, it’s a great time to calculate everything.

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