Moving house is hard work, anybody who has done it can attest to that. You could be moving across the street, around the block, across cities, across countries or even abroad but it never gets easy. Of course, there is the excitement of living in a new place and all the interior design ideas you can change, but still, During the moving process, there is just so much to be done, and you have to plan ahead and consider all the implications involved in what you do.
Most of the time, you find that halfway through the design implementation process, you begin to add implementations like changing the shower location or heating additions and paint colours etcetera. Moving to a new home can be extremely emotional for some people and to help you in this time, below are some tips which were kindly put together by a good friend of mine who owns a removals company. I hope everything you need to consider is covered.
- Draw a plan of the new home
This way you will be able to place the furniture on the plan to where is best suited. Will you need to add furniture or do you have enough already? You will be able to make an estimate when you have a plan. Drawing out plans always works trust me.
- Buy a lot of paint samples
You should paint a square meter on all the walls then look at them during the day as well as the evening. Some paints look different during these different times.
- Think of the person using each room and how often they will do it
When installing new flooring regardless of whether its tile, wood, carpeting or concrete think of the people who will be using different rooms. Think of children and pets rooms, think of heavy traffic areas because they will need a hard wearing floor. As much as you like that luxury thick pile carpet, it’s not practical for the hallway.
- Ensure the plumbing is done right
Hire a plumber to check on the plumbing way before you move in so you don’t do it while already there.
- Electrics as well
Get an electrician to check the house electrics before moving in as well. Make sure you have peace of mind when you move in.
- Budget for delays
If you would like to make structural changes, ensure that you have extra budgeting for delays. This will likely happen if you have many contractors and builders working at the same time.
- Check the shelving, and cabinetry brackets, as well as the door, hinges on closets and cupboards
The very last thing you need is collapsing closets once you move in.
- Check the boiler
If you are moving into cold climates, check the boiler and have the whole family learn how to use it
- Clean everything
You can contact a cleaning company to steam clean the carpet, clean the windows, bathroom, toilets, walls, floors, cupboards etcetera.
- On the moving day
Place the right boxes in the right rooms, which will speed things up while unpacking. If you label the boxes correctly, it will make things a whole lot easier.
- Fill your new home with special things
As soon as you are done moving in, you can head to the florist and get fresh flowers to make it feel special.