When it comes to moving house, there’s always going to be a lot for you to do. Even if you have movers and even if you have a team of people helping you, you cannot go through this process completely stress-free. You will need to make decisions and arrangements and sometimes get your hands dirty. It’s no surprise that moving is one of the most stressful things you can do in life. However, if you want to be able to get through this in one piece and make sure that you actually move into your new place quickly, there are things you can do. Because nobody likes to move in and then spend months making the place liveable. So here’s what you do when you want to get things together as soon as you move in.
First of all, if you’re worried about the state of the place when you first move in, then get some cleaners. Hire professionals, as Green Frog suggests, that can make sure the place has a deep-down professional clean. Sure, if you’re ripping a lot of things out, this may not be necessary. But if a lot of things like the carpets and the fittings are going to be kept, getting a professional clean done can save you from having to do it!
Paint Everything Before You Move In
Alongside that (or just after), you could look to get the entire place painted before you move in. Hiring painters for a week could get the job done. And if you know that you’d spend weeks doing it or just never get around to it, this is the perfect way to make sure every single room is just ready to move into. Arranging for the flooring to be done right away is a perfect idea here too.
Opt For Quick Wins
Then from here, you’re going to want to look for places that will make big transformations and be simple to manage. Getting the lawn together, with options like LazyLawn, changing the lighting, and even making sure that you have heating that works can make a huge difference. So look at getting these sorted ASAP.
Unpack, Room By Room
And then, when it comes to getting everything in, do it room by room. Don’t try to unpack everything at once as it will be chaos. Instead, get one room all unpacked and finished, then move on to the next.
Buy New BEFORE You Move
Now, one thing that tends to take a ton of time when it comes to moving, is choosing new furniture. But, if you want to make sure that you’re able to get in quickly, do it before you move. Plan out what you want each room to look like, use Pinterest if it’s going to help you. And then, make any new purchases before you move. This allows you to then replace anything you already have (or buy it if you don’t have it) as well as declutter and only keep what you actually need. Make sure that you sell what you can, donate items to charity or if this isn’t possible look for an expert skip hire company that can deal with it all for you. Starting afresh like this will make moving far less stressful and much more enjoyable.
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