Guide to moving to your first home

House-hunting can be a pain, especially if you’re new to the property market. Once you’ve found a home that meets – and hopefully exceeds – your expectations and you’ve placed an offer, it’s time to begin planning the long process of moving home Manchester.

First things, it’s easy to get swept up in the fantasy of owning your own home, but try not to lose touch with reality. It’s important to have both a solicitor and the offer of a mortgage in place at this stage, so as tempting as it is to start picking out wallpapers and carpets try to prioritise now to minimise stress of moving later!

Moving with removal company

Help with moving to your first homeNow comes the time to decide on how you wish to move house.There is no doubt that hiring removal firm you will move safely. Depending on the amount you own you may want to consider hiring one of moving companies. If this is something you aim to do make sure to choose wisely – be aware of scams and schemes! Everybody is looking for cheap removals but always try to gather as much information as you can about a company before booking with them, including customer feedback, references and experience. You’re trusting whoever you select with all your worldly belongings, so it’s worth taking the time to make the right decision! Don’t jump at the lowest quote you find, shop around and make sure to take note of the fine print. Ask questions about insurance and damages to make sure you’re comfortable with the level of cover provided. It may be worth the time and effort of getting any items of worth or heirlooms that you own valued by professionals, so you can provide documentation pertaining to their value. This will help solve any problems regarding insurance should accidents happen!

Hire van

If you don’t want to fork out for a removal company, consider hiring a Luton Van yourself. This can be a lengthy and stressful process, especially if items break in the move, but it’s always an option to consider. If you’re moving locally or moving few boxes it may not be worth the cost of hiring Manchester man and van. Utilise the help of family and friends, fill their cars and your own if you’re working with a shoestring budget.

Preparing for moving day

How to prepare for moving houseWhen you’ve got your removal plan sorted, you have already made your moving checklist, you have already booked moving date with your removals team, it’s time to clear out your home. Get rid of all unwanted possessions and accumulated junk, either by selling, donating or destroying. Also consider selling or revamping old furniture to bring a new lease of life to your home.

Next it’s time to start gathering the necessary materials you’ll use to pack up your home. Cardboard boxes, removal boxes, newspapers, bubble wrapand bags will all come in useful, so start stocking up. Ask in-store at your local supermarket for second-hand boxes - just make sure they’re well reinforced! You’ll also benefit from marker pens, packing tape and sticky labels, so it’s worth making a trip to pick up these items if you don’t already own them!

One of the easiest things to forget when planning a house move is the freezer. At this point you’ll want to take stock of all the food items you have and try to come up with ways to use as much as possible! Try not to waste anything – unwanted cans and packets can be donated, whilst frozen foods can be cooked for family and friends in buffet-style meals!

Once you have all of these things in place it’s time to start packing up your house. Separate your essentials from what you won’t immediately need and make sure important or fragile boxes are clearly labelled! Try packing up room by room for easier and stress-free moving.

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