Moving house should always feel like a freeing experience. It’s the beginning of something fresh, exciting and different for everyone. Maybe you’re switching things up for work, or starting a new life with a family. No matter your reasons, whether you’re moving to another country or 10 minutes down the road, there’s a lot to consider. Here are the questions you should be asking yourself when deciding what’s next.
Can I See Myself Here?
It seems pretty obvious, but one of the most crucial points to consider when choosing your new home is whether you can see yourself living there. Does it feel right? Can you imagine your morning walk to the shops or sitting in the sun with a glass of wine in the evening? If the area doesn’t stand out as somewhere that is right for you, just keep looking!
Is It Easy To Get To (And From)?
Sure, it’d be amazing if your new home had everything you ever wanted. But it’s also quite likely you’ll want to go elsewhere every once in a while. Make sure to consider how easy it is to get to and from your new place. Will visiting friends and family be able to get to a nearby station, or will they have to trek through the wilderness to reach you? Transport links are always a logical place to start when checking out an area.
What Do I Need From The Area?
It’s quite likely by now that you’ll have a rough idea of what kind of things you like to do in your spare time. A substantial part of what makes a place feel like home is the network you build yourself. Whether you’re an avid swimmer, reader, musician or foodie, finding an area with a good sense of community is a must. Everywhere is different so it’s just about finding a place that works for you.
What Don’t I Need?
As with any big change, there is always an element of compromise. If everywhere was exactly the same, there’d be no point moving. As well as knowing what you do need, it’s important to consider what you could do without. Maybe you’ll have to sacrifice that conveniently located Kebab shop on the corner of your road. But don’t write somewhere off because it’s not the same. After all, change is a good thing!
When Do I Want To Move?
Timing is everything, and it’s more than likely you’ll have to fit your move around work, family and other people’s needs! Make sure to plan when you want to move far in advance. This takes the pressure off and gives you time to book a great removal service and consider the logistics of storage.
Doing It Properly!
Most importantly, once you’ve found a place to call home. You want your move to be as smooth and stress-free as possible. The best way to do this is by using a trusted removal and packing service. At Essex Removals, we pride ourselves on taking the stress out of moving with our affordable domestic removal, storage and packing services!
Don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote or to discuss your requirements with a member of our team!