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Tuesday, 12 July 2022

So You Want To Move Home, but Where Do You Start?

Ever felt like you just needed a change of scenery in your home? Want to finally move out into your own place and separate yourself from roommates and parents? Whatever the case may be, it might be hard to get the motivation or push that you need to finally move. But once you’re finally set on moving to a new place, how should you even get started? What steps should you be taking at this point?

Worry not, because we’ll be explaining a couple of the most basic considerations to keep in mind for when you decide to move home. By following these tips, you’ll find it easy to muster up the motivation and drive to finally say goodbye to your current place.

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What are your reasons for moving?

Everyone has reasons for moving. Some people have very small and occasionally petty reasons, but there are also some much more concerning reasons. For instance, you might want to move to a bigger home in order to prepare for a child, but you might also want to move because you want to downsize your home and claim a bit of money back in the process for your retirement. Whatever your reasons are for moving, it’s a good idea to remind yourself on a regular basis so that you don’t lose motivation when you finally decide to look for a new place.

What are your financial responsibilities?

There are also a number of financial responsibilities involved when you buy your home. For example, you could consider a private rent to buy scheme if you can’t afford the entire deposit of your home, and there are even options to renovate an entire run-down property if you want to save a bit of money and have the DIY knowledge and skills required to execute a project like this.

Have you found a suitable place?

It’s also a good idea to look for a suitable place once you’ve decided that you want to move and can afford it. It’s no good looking at places, finding the perfect property, and then not being prepared to make an offer or even contact the real estate agent because you’re unsure of your financial situation. Once you can comfortably afford a home, you can start considering it. But until then, you should stay put and be realistic about your options. You’ll also want to consider where you want to live, such as moving to a new city or even to a completely different country.

Organizing for your move

The idea of moving home can be extremely daunting to some people, but it’s also one of the most liberating feelings you can have when you finally make a move. Moving home is all about organizing your belongings, getting rid of stuff you don’t need, and potentially selling it for a bit of extra money. It’s also helpful to label your boxes and group things into the rooms that you intend to unpack them in so that it’s a bit easier to organize when you arrive at your new place.

K Elizabeth xoxox

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