Finding a new house is an arduous task that many of us would rather avoid. Statistics show that the average adult will be forced to move at least once in their average lifetime, though. This piece takes a look at some important steps you need to take to make the process as easy as it can be.
Find new houses using apps
The days when you had to rely on agents to find houses and take time out from your already hectic schedule for viewings are long gone. If you’re still using this method of house sourcing, then you’re needlessly putting yourself through all kinds of obsolete stress. Nowadays, there are several apps for monitoring proper listings in your area, in Manchester and beyond. The listings include a large amount of pictures, helping you form an opinion on the property and you can survey the area using Google Street View for a 360 degrees virtual tour from the comfort of your own, current, home.
When you’ve finally secured a new house, the next step is to clean it properly. In many cases, the house will be spotlessly clean but it doesn’t hurt to clean it again to be sure there are no traces of harmful cleaning agents or other materials that could be detrimental to the health of your family.
Do proper security checks
Before you move into your property, it is best to confirm the security status of the house. This is to avoid any unpleasant experiences in the first few weeks. Check all the locks on doors and windows to be sure they are working and perhaps even consider rekeying all of them.
This will ensure any third party in possession of spare keys to the house will no longer have access to it after you’ve moved in. You also want to check for a burglar alarm. If there is one, be sure it works perfectly and that it can allow you to set a security code that is strong enough, but easy to remember for all members of your family. If there is no alarm, put one in place. Don’t forget to check for working smoke detectors and security lights.
Find a good property moving company
Hiring a good property moving company is one of the best ways to drastically cut down the stress of moving into a new property. Companies like Man and Van Simply are the best in Manchester for a hitch free move. From packing at your old house to unloading in the new place, you won’t have to lift a finger if you don’t want to.
Think about customisations
After you’ve moved in and unloaded all your belongings, the next few days should be spent transforming the house into your personal space. Think of putting up more family pictures, art, designing new furniture or changing the curtains and blinds to fit the overall theme of your property.
With these steps, you can completely eradicate the various headaches that come with moving your life into a new house.