Whether you’re tired of being cooped up in a small space or you just desire a home of your own. Moving from a flat into a house entails a few things to keep in mind.
Moving is no easy task so you should find help in the form of friends, family, or a removal company. You need assistance, especially when taking the steps into account when transporting your belongings.
Filling New Space
As you will be upsizing your living space, your belongings might not be able to fill your new space. So, you will need to find furniture pieces to fill this space. A good option is to look at second-hand furniture shops as it will help cut down on the costs involved.
Get An Inspector
If you have been living in a flat most of your life, you may not be accustomed to the responsibilities that go with owning a home. To assist you in making a list of what needs to be maintained, get a professional inspector to give you a list of all that needs to be maintained and the specific timeframes to do them in. You can do this before moving in and then you can request that the seller take care of any repairs that may need to be made.
With more space comes more chores. The number of chores may be too much to remember so follow the list your inspector gave you to assign these home chores. Remember that you will have to maintain indoors as well as outside. It is always a good idea to keep a list of what needs to be maintained per week, month, 2 months, etc.
Before you move into your new house, prepare your space by cleaning it. This can be steam-cleaning carpets, wiping cupboards, painting walls, spraying for pests and ensuring every outlet, fixture, and switch is in working condition. Moving into a clean space will feel more rewarding.
After moving into a new house, you may not know who had a copy of the house’s keys. So, you should change the locks leading from the outside into the house. This is especially important for your safety and security. Whether you are at home or not, you wouldn’t want a stranger entering your house without your knowledge.
Fuse Box And Water Valve
In case of emergencies where you would need to fix a water leak or your electricity tripped, you should know where the fuse box and the water valve is. Locate it either before moving in or on the day you moved in.
Explore Your Neighbourhood
Like with any move, it is good to explore and familiarise yourself with your new neighbourhood. Know where the grocery store, barbershop, hairdresser, school all are. Also, befriend your neighbours as they are familiar with the neighbourhood.
Even though there are several things to keep in mind when considering a move from a flat to a house. As long as you do your research and planning beforehand, you will be happy with your decision.