Moving into a new home soon? Stop making your life harder unnecessarily! Here are four ways you might be doing just that, and how to fix it!
1) Not hiring a packing and Moving company
There are two mistakes you could be making here. Firstly, are you planning on moving your items yourself? If you only have a car, that will take you so many journeys! Also, gas costs will be high, and even higher because your car will be heavy. Hire a moving company and make your life a lot easier! There will be enough other stuff going on without needing to think about that!
Secondly, are you going to hire a removal company… but pack yourself? Instead, see if the company you are using for the removal offer a packing service also. Why? Because it will shock you just how long it can take to pack up a single room… let alone a whole house! Draft in professionals to do the packing and it will be done quicker, easier, and everything will be safer also.
2) Taking on renovations alone
You have two options of how and when you do renovations on your new home. You could do them once you take ownership but before moving in. Stall your move-in date and continue living in your current place while the work is being done. Or, do renovations once you’ve moved in. Talk through the best option for you with a professional interior design company. Then, let them do the work. Trying to renovate your new home alongside all the normal challenge of daily life is far too much work to take on! Use an interior design gallery to give them an idea of what you want, and then leave them to it. The experts will give it a far more professional look and finish. After all, they’re the experts in new home design.
3) Fitting your own floors
You may have picked your floors partly because of how easy to sellers have claimed they are to fit. But be warned. Fitting floors in your new home is no piece of cake- if it were, there would be no such thing as floor fittings. Plus, if you don’t know what you are doing, you may fit them wrong. What might this mean you ask? Well, fitting floors in an incorrect manner can entirely invalidate their warranty! Don’t risk it, and spend that little extra to get the job done properly. They will also last far longer, meaning you’ll make your money back in the long-run.
4) Refusing help from your friends
Many of us are so polite that we would never want to ask even our closest friends and family for help. Even if they do offer, we say ‘no, it will be fine, we’ll manage!’. Stop turning down offers of help. That is what our friends and family are for. Even just one extra pair of hands can make a phenomenal amount of difference when it comes to moving house. They don’t even necessarily have to help with the house move. They could just take on an evening of babysitting, or lend you their car for a day! Let your friends and family help and take some of the weight off your shoulders. You can repay the favor in the future, and for now, just give them a bunch of flowers and some wine to say thanks!
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s blog post and got some time saving tips for when you are moving. For help with your interiors, contact All About Interiors.