Moving home is a big deal, and it’s one of the most stressful things we’ll ever do in our lives. You thought you were all settled in your current home, and you were happy to be on your own two feet for the first time, or raising your own little family… but then you get troublesome neighbors banging down the walls, or the prices in the area suddenly go up and you can’t afford them anymore, etc. So now you have to go through the process all over again, and it can be a lot harder to get through the second time round.
So with that idea in mind, let’s consider some of the biggest worries we tend to focus on when moving home. Let’s make sure you don’t feel alone during a time like this!
Which front door would you rather be the entrance to your new home? (Image)
Selling Off the Old House
Of course, if you were only renting your old place, then this certainly isn’t a worry for you! But if you’re a homeowner, and now you’re moving into a new home and need to do something with the old one, being able to sell for the right price and in the right time can be a huge worry. Not to mention the estate agent fees – these can get to an astronomical level if you don’t know what or why you’re paying.
Finding the Best Providers
You’re moving to a brand new area, with different utility providers, and you have no idea where you’re going to be able to find the best source of unlimited broadband either. You’ve got a house to live in, but you need to find companies that are going to power the lights and keep it warm for a relatively affordable price – where the hell do you start with a task like this?
When you first move in, you should be on a deemed contract with an energy supplier already, but you don’t have to stay in this contract if it isn’t ideal for you. Take an initial reading of what the energy meter is at when you first move in, to make sure the current supplier doesn’t overcharge you, and then take a look around sites like this to find someone new to rely on. Take a reading of the meter before you switch over to a new company, and provide the reading to both the old and new supplier, and you should be sorted.
Not Moving in Time
Moving on a schedule can be extremely stressful, as you can never be quite sure you’ll get out of the old house and into the new one in the right time. However, if you do sit down and plan day by day over the next couple of weeks, and book a bit of time off of work, you’ll have a much better chance.
Moving home is always going to be a major upheaval. Make sure you have a plan to back yourself up.