Three ways to beat the stress of moving home

Plan in advance

clip_image002Organising yourself properly can really help to take the stress out of the moving process. Think about what needs doing and then try to arrange it all into manageable chunks. You might want to consider making a checklist to keep yourself on track.

Here are a few things to tick off in the weeks working up to your big move:

Checklist for the buying process:

  • View houses
  • Make an offer on your chosen property
  • Offer accepted and property taken off the market
  • Obtain written offer from mortgage lender
  • Appoint a solicitor to carry out the conveyancing work
  • Arrange and schedule a survey to take place
  • Organise funds and insurance
  • Exchange contracts
  • Set a completion date and pick up your keys

Be realistic

Moving house is rarely straight forward and if you happen to be part of a housing chain then unfortunately you could see your move collapse. A number of different scenarios can cause a chain to collapse, such as disputes over repairs or being denied a mortgage, but the best thing you can do is to be patient and keep a positive attitude. Find a way to get your move back on track and focus on moving closer to that competition date.

Ask for help

When you’re going through the upheaval of buying and moving houses, it can be all too easy to think you have to do everything yourself. However, almost everyone who has moved house will be able to sympathise with what you’re going through. So be sure to ask for help from friends and family with tasks that can be fun, like packing your belongings once you begin the moving part of your journey.

Of course, there are some things that you won’t be equipped to take on, such as surveying your property and choosing a solicitor to help you with the legal procedures.

Read our helpful article for more information on moving home and how best to deal with the associated stress.

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