Things to consider when moving into a new home.

Some people view their homes as a status symbol, to them it is an indication of success that they have achieved in life. This is one that they can proudly display, not only to their friends and family but to the people who walk and drive by their house.

Of course part of that sense of status comes from the size of the house. The bigger it is, the more expensive it is and the more expensive it is the higher the owner is thought of- well that’s the logic anyway.

If impressing people is not your aim and you are thinking about downsizing your home then you may not feel the need to have a large house.

In order to downsize, you will need to be sure that you have the space to downsize. When you have distinguished that this is the right move then you will need to weigh up the removal costs.

Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do, but with a little planning you can make things a lot easier.

Label all boxes correctly with which room they’re due to go to, and a description of what’s inside each box. To know where they should be put you should put a label on each size of the box so you know what’s inside when they’re stacked.

Put screws and bolts from bits of furniture in individual bags and stick it to the relevant bit of furniture with tape to ensure they are not lost.

Flatten some cardboard boxes and lay them down to protect your flooring when you are filling your rooms with your furniture and items from your previous home. You should ensure that you move your furniture into the new house first, otherwise you’ll end up moving boxes around again to make room.

Ensure that you have lightbulbs – you don’t want to have to go to the shops in the middle of a move or not notice until suddenly it’s too dark.

Ensure all your finances are in order before your move. Make sure all the necessary bank accounts are in order for the move, this includes opening any essential accounts and ensuring you are not paying for any unnecessary expenses including PPI and packaged accounts.

It might all seem like a lot of extra work beforehand, but you’ll be thankful for it when it comes to unpacking all your stuff in the end.

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