As regular readers of The Newby Tribe will know, just after Christmas last year, we were in the middle of moving 100 miles north for a job relocation. The tree was taken down on Boxing Day, presents were wrapped up and we spent 2 days moving to a new part of the country, just in time for New Year. Stressful is not a strong enough word! However, it all worked out well, mainly because we were lucky enough to have a relocation package to get us moved. Now, 7 months later, we are looking at making our second move in under a year. We initially moved to a rented house as we had no idea what the area was like, but having fallen in love with it, we are now ready to move to our own house. This time round we will be funding it all ourselves, but as we are only moving locally we have put together some top money saving and time saving tips, which will hopefully help it feel like a bit less of an upheaval!! So here are our top tips for moving house locally.
This may sound like an obvious one, but it’s a tip we have taken from when we moved house first time round! As soon as you know that you are going to be moving house, start to declutter. Look round at everything that you own, and in particular all the things in drawers, and be ruthless. There is nothing worse than paying to pack and move things that you don’t ever use or really want. You could even make a bit of money by selling your unwanted goods on online or with selling apps. We managed to make about £500 by selling various DVD’s, games consoles and toys that were no longer wanted!
Use Friends And Family
Use A Man And A Van
But I guess the biggest tip is, don’t stress too much! Although moving house locally can be almost as stressful as moving a long way, ultimately knowing you don’t have a huge drive ahead of you makes it so much more bearable!
Have you got any great tips about moving house, locally or otherwise? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below!
Disclosure: This post is written in collaboration with Shiply.