Springtime has always been a time for renewal. So if you have outgrown your home, or are just looking for somewhere new. Then moving in springtime might be on the cards. It might be especially attractive now with the stamp duty holiday and the new 95% mortgages making a move to the first home of your own or somewhere a bit bigger easier than ever.
A great benefit of moving in springtime is that; it’s the time you might well be doing much of the work that you need to do as part of a home move anyway.
First, you need to do your spring-clean. Whether that’s because you are selling your home or need to get it ready for a landlord inspection before you leave. It’s a great idea to make sure your home is looking its best. Take the opportunity to tidy things up and deal with any of those small, niggling jobs that you’ve been putting off. So that prospective buyers visit your home when it’s spick and span.
Declutter as you go along as well. This isn’t just about making sure that your home is tidy. It’s also getting rid of those things that you no longer want/need, so you don’t just move them with you. You might not want to go full Marie Kondo ahead of your springtime move. However, it might be worth remembering the worlds of the nineteenth century artist William Morris: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
Once you are ready, it’s time to let your home speak for itself and put it on the market. While others are looking at your home start looking for your new dream house. It’s also a good time to start making the practical arrangements for moving. Although moving can be exciting, there are plenty of dull things you need to do as part of it. If you haven’t already got them, now is the time to start thinking about your solicitor for the conveyancing, getting a mortgage and who is going to your moving. In all cases, although you don’t know where you are moving to; you do know where you are moving from and can start the planning.
Once everything is in place you can start getting ready for the move. If you have done your cleaning, this should be simple. There are plenty of tips for packing up your home, some of the most important are packing by room (so you aren’t searching for things all over your new home) and making sure you pack essentials last and separately. Then you will know exactly where vital supplies like the kettle and toilet roll are when you arrive!
Perhaps the best tip for a springtime move, though, is to use a full-service removal company. They can pack your belongings safely for the move. Not only does this save you the effort, but you can also have the peace of mind that everything has been packed professionally and will be covered by their insurance if anything untoward happens. Once all that’s done, all that’s left is to enjoy your new home.
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