When you are moving into a new home, it can be a very stressful and exciting period. You’re not only saying goodbye to a place that holds a lot of memories, but you are also preparing yourself for a big event that will require a lot of time and effort: moving to a new home. But before we get to moving house, we need to look at the most important step: finding a new home. So, let’s see what things you should be looking out for when you are going through a house, and what the proper steps for moving are:
Is the location right?
There is a reason why realtors have that saying “Location, location, location”. No matter how much transport has evolved, the location of your home is a lot more than just the proximity of your workplace or your kid’s school. You want to make sure you are looking at the vibe, the safety, and the overall look of the neighbourhood you are moving into. If you are moving into Brisbane or a similar city where the neighbourhoods vary wildly, you want to take a look at all the options and find a place where you will feel safe, comfortable, and have everything you need within close range. When you’ve chosen the right area, you want to look at the precise location of the apartment: is it on a busy road that gets noisy? Is it overlooking the garden, or is the window view looking at the wall a few feet in front of it?
Is the layout right?
Do not settle for a home that doesn’t fit your needs. The number one things you should be asking about are the number of rooms and their size. Depending on your budget, you might have someone share a room, or you might have a spare guest room. The second thing is the layout of the apartment. Open-air, connected layouts are very trendy at the moment, and they make the space look a lot larger and spacious. However, some can get a bit too open, not leaving any space for a person to be alone when they need some peace and quiet. You also want to look for rooms that you want grouped together, and check for bathrooms close to them.
Best way to move
If you wish to make the move as painless as possible, you want to do it quick and organized. Two days to pack up everything in the old place, and two days to move in. There are reliable and cheap truck rentals in Brisbane, so you can transport all of your stuff to the new place. An important thing to note is that all the renovations have to be done before these days: paint the walls and let them dry, finish up all the floors, and ensure you have all the doors and windows. If there are any things that can’t fit into your new home, make sure you’ve rented a storage to put them all in.
How to unpack
The best way to put all of your furniture back in is to follow the procedure opposite to the one when you were packing up. The largest furniture, which was removed last, should be the first to put in. Before you place any smaller knick-knacks, you’d better move around the furniture until you get it in just the right position. Look for good lighting, arrangement around the doors, and enough space to move around. When that’s done, bring in the basics you need. Be careful not to overclutter, and remember: just because you’ve had something in your old home, doesn’t mean you need it now. Go minimal and only take with you the things you need – trust me, you will fill it all up before you know it.
The most important thing to remember: don’t settle for less. There is a perfect home for anyone, and if you just put in the research, or pay someone to do the scouting for you, you will find the home that will suit you perfectly, and that is in your budget. Take your time to find the perfect place, look at several options, and plan your move carefully at the moment when you have the time to commit to the move completely so as to have the best experience possible.
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Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to latest DIY projects and home design. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family. Follow Diana on Google Plus and Twitter to read more of Diana’s writing.