Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Moving House: Get The Boring Stuff Dealt With As Soon As Possible

Buying a house should always be an exciting prospect. After all, any move opens up a world of new opportunities. New shops to visit, new neighbours to (hopefully) get along with and a chance to put your mark on a new part of the world. Of course, the further you move, the more exciting it has a chance to be. We can all be enthusiastic, but getting excited about moving to a new home in the same street is a hard sell.

One thing you need to be sure of is that you don't let your enthusiasm about the move make you sloppy. There are, inescapably, boring aspects about buying a new house and moving. These things are boring because they are unavoidable. You're moving, you want to check out the new pool and order takeout from the nearest pizza place. You don't want to be reading over long, dry documents.

Sadly, it is the case that you need to keep your eyes on the boring stuff for at least a little while longer. Don't worry, it's largely painless. And then you can get onto the fun bits. Well, once you’ve packed and unpacked, anyway!

1. Cancelling And Restarting Your Utilities

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...and your TV, and so on. The second you have a move-in date, call every company that provides services to your home. And if you manage to get it all arranged for the day you move in, then other movers will worship you as a God. You see, they have to switch them off in one place before they go on in another and... well, apparently Einstein took one look at it and decided not to move.

2. The Dreaded Inventory

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You have space in your current home. You have things in that space. You have space in your new home. This should be straightforward to organize, and yet. Yes, you'll need to make lists of what you have, what needs transported and what can be thrown. You'll need to work out where they go in the new place, because you might have the same amount of space, but it's not the same shape. Fun!

3. Those Little Documents
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Buying and selling property looks so easy when you watch people on TV do it. Sign here, and here and here. There you go, you have a new house. In real life, you'll have to deal with more legalities than that. if you sign anything without reading (and understanding) it you can give yourself serious problems. Conveyancing experts like Gillard Lawyers will be a source of vital assistance to you in this respect.



There will be other things you'll have to deal with as part of your move. Repeatedly, you will ask yourself if it wouldn't be easier just to stay where you are. The truth is, you don't want to. You want to move. And those boring bits, the admin and the niggly parts of moving, will be over before you know it. Just bear in mind that this is the stuff you get out of the way before you can enjoy a great new place!

xxo
Kim

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