Moving houses is always a difficult task, especially if you have a family to look after at the same time. There are so many different things to think about: will you have nice neighbours? What theme do you want to design your house around? Should you have a guest room or a study? How will you coordinate the move?
are a few key things to consider when moving to a new home. While these
aren't the only factors to keep in mind, they definitely will make the
stress of moving far easier on your family (and especially on the little
Plan, plan, and plan some moreThe
key to orchestrating a move that is relatively stress-free is to plan
ahead, and plan as much as you can. If you are moving one month from
now, try to pack a little every day and have a packing day on the
weekend so everything isn't done at the last minute. Book the movers in
advance, and make sure that you still have the keys to your house for up
to a week after you move, just in case you forget any tidbits or you
want to fix your old home up for the next owners. If you are buying new
furniture as well, ensure that you arrange for beds to be delivered to
your new home on moving day - you don't want to be sleeping on the
floor, after all! It's all in planning the detail, but attention to
detail is what will save you from a mountain of stress on moving day!
Window-shop before you buyRemember when you were buying property and you looked at all the sections, including listings in real estate, Armadale, and real estate, Ellenbrook?
Well, buying furniture is much the same. If you're a little bit
uncertain about what theme you want to decorate your house with,
window-shopping at different furniture stores is your best source of
inspiration. Furniture stores always have layouts and designs for every
room in the house, so why not begin by looking at these? Get catalogues
from every store and circle the items you like, then gather the family
around with a cup of tea and talk about what you think would be the best
for your new home.
Make the move easier on the kidsIt
doesn't matter what age your kids are - moving will always be
difficult. Make the move easier on them by talking to them every step of
the way, and tell them about all the great things they will find when
you move to your new neighbourhood. Also, get them involved in
decorating their room and ask for their opinions; they'll be far more
comfortable moving to a room they picked out for themselves.
Broome is a writer and mummy who absolutely adores going to open homes.
She's currently studying a course in property and hopes to be a real
estate agent one day.
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