Moving house is universally acknowledged to be one of the most stressful things you can do. From the moment you decide to sell your house to unpacking your new home, you are bombarded by to-do lists, house cleaning and meetings with estate agents. Here at AR Removals we have come up with a few top tips to help reduce stress both before, during and after the move:
Choosing the right estate agent is half the battle. Make sure you read your contract in full and know exactly what you are getting into. For example there are many estate agents that lock you into a sole agency agreement, this means that you have to list solely with them for an agreed period regardless of the service you receive.
The next step is prepare your home for viewing to increase your chances of selling your home as soon as possible. Amanda Caley of Property Reviver recommends following ‘the five Ds’: declutter, depersonalise, deep clean, dress and DIY. According to Russell Quirk, 53% of buyers prefer to be shown around by the host as they have a greater local knowledge than an estate agent. If you are showing people around try and detach yourself emotionally and make an impartial list of the best features, thinking about what you would want to know if you were entering for the first time.
On the day of the move itself. Make sure you employ a removal firm you can trust and they are aware of what you want and how you want it done. A good removal firm will come out to you before the move to assess the scope of your move and what equipment will be required, use this time to ask any of your questions about the move.
Once the move is out of the way it is tempting to try and unpack everything as soon as you arrive, which can be overwhelming. Instead take a breath, get a good night’s sleep and plan a systematic and realistic unpacking schedule for the next few days, this will make sure everything is where you want it.
At AR Removals we pride ourselves on being a friendly, experienced removal team that we will endeavour to make your removal as stress free as possible. To find out more about the services, include moving house support, we provide call us on 01924 371164.