Monday, January 19, 2015

Tips for a First Time Home-mover

Whether you’re moving out of your parents home to rent a place on your own, or you’re moving in with your partner, or maybe even to a new place with your kids, there’s a first time for everything and moving house can be quite stressful if you don’t know where to begin

Platinum Removals wants you to have an easy time at things so we’ve got a short list of tips for you right here to help get things a little bit organized for the big event!

1) Take Stock!
Chances are that if you’re moving for the very first time, you don’t have a lot of things that you can bring over to your new home. The fridge and the pots and crockery and furniture may all need to stay at the old house and that means that there’s a lot of shopping that needs to be done so that your new home will be all ready to be lived in! Take a look and see what you and your other housemates or family members who will be staying with you have in their possession and work upwards from there!

2) Make do with what you have
If you’re okay with hand-me-downs, you can start asking around if friends and family have spare appliances that they are willing to pass to you in the interim while you shop around and slowly build up the items in your home. It’s a good opportunity to scout around and find the right fit for furniture and appliances without having to suffer the inconvenience of not having a piece of equipment available for use.

3) Put a little bit of money aside
This could literally be your first time supporting yourself and your family without the help of others and on top of all the shopping that we mentioned you have to do, you’re going to have to take on the utilities and other costs of maintenance that comes with owning or renting your own place. Of course we hope that things run smoothly when you move in, but it’s always prudent to have a little bit extra stashed away just in case something does happen - like you need to replace some pipes or get a microwave urgently for whatever reason.

4) Start getting Organised!

There was never a better time to get a head start on being orderly and neat then when you have a blank slate to work with! Now that you have the opportunity to get things arranged just the way you want in a place that you can call your own, take every chance to be a bit obsessive about what goes where! Creating a system for yourself in your new home will definitely set the precedent for any future clean up operations at home.

5) Take a well deserved break and Be thankful!

After getting everything settled and moved around, you’ve finally got things in place and there’s a bit of time for you to take a breather. We suggest that you take it. You’ve finally got your own place and if you need something to be thankful for - this is it! It’s a beginning of a whole new life for you and you should take a moment to remember this time when you set out on your own and to congratulate yourself for successfully moving out!

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