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7 Things to Consider Before You Even Think About Moving

As exciting as it could be, moving to a new home isn’t as easy as we would want it to be. It involves building a new home away from where you have called home for years- building a life around new people and being part of a completely new community.

By Flora MayerPublished 4 years ago 3 min read

As exciting as it could be, moving to a new home isn’t as easy as we would want it to be. It involves building a new home away from where you have called home for years- building a life around new people and being part of a completely new community. It means filling the new home with contents, either new or shipping the old items from the old apartment to the new home. Either case, you need time and money.

But the challenges that come with moving should not discourage you from going after your dream. We have compiled a list of 7 things that you must consider in order to make your moving process seamless and for you to settle into your new home with ease.

1. Your current financial position

As we mentioned, you will be spending a lot of money during the moving process. If you intend to buy a new home, you need to factor in the upfront buying cost, plus the possible remodeling that you might need to inject your personality into the new space. You will also need to pay the moving company, buy a few items to make your new home fit for human in habitation, and pay for electricity and other utilities. You should familiarize with all these costs and be sure you can cover them without jeopardizing your financial future.

2. The reputation of your chosen moving company

You need to find a reputable mover if you are to have a seamless move. Some of the items that you will be moving are pretty expensive or invaluable to you, so you don’t want to entrust them to a mover who will mishandle them. Also, you will need to find a mover who has third-party party insurance for your items. Before you decide on a mover, be sure to get referrals to check out online reviews to ensure that they are legitimate.

3. Availability of your ideal home

Finding a property that will fully meet your expectation and your budget can be tricky. You will need to consider your requirements and eliminate those you feel are a bit of a stretch. However, you must not allow your impatience to get your ideal home lead you to lower your standards to unreasonable levels. Take all the time in the world to research and view houses until you get something close to what you need.

4. Utilities

How good are the utility services in your to-be neighborhood? You don’t want to go to an area that has no internet connectivity or where schools perform dismally. You need an area that has reliable water, natural gas, and electricity supply. Inquire about the trash services, cable TV services, among other utilities. After all, you will always have some trash to dispose of.

5. Insurance policies

First order of business after settling in your new home should be to update your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy. You need to file the new information with your insurance provider (including your car insurance company). Note that insurance rates vary by region, which makes it absolutely necessary that you confirm the rates in a given location before deciding to call it home.

6. Damage control options

Have a plan in place on how you are going to protect your furniture during the removal process as well as over the road. That is why you must consider your damage control options and discuss the same with your moving company. If you want to avoid the hustles that come with moving furniture, you should acquire unassembled kitchen cabinets for your new kitchen. These modern cabinets are either frame less or face-framed, which makes moving them easy and convenient.

7. Security

Burglars love terrorizing new homeowners because they assume that being new, they haven’t really settled in. If you are to guarantee the safety of your belongings, you must consider home security before relocating, as well as the security status in that neighborhood. Knowing that your new home is safe and secure gives you peace of mind.

Conclusion

As we have established, moving to a new home is not cheap nor is it straightforward; it is like taking a leap into the unknown. It can be an overwhelming experience if you fail to plan sufficiently. Before you terminate your current lease agreement and pack your bags, ensure that you have considered and found solutions to the many pitfalls and challenges related to a relocation process.

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About the Creator

Flora Mayer

Flora is a young and ambitious who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off traveling the world. She helps tourists with free walking tours in London - so get in touch with her if you want a special tour.

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