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Things to consider when moving home in Northern Ireland

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Things to consider when moving house in Northern Ireland

Moving house can be an exciting but stressful experience

There are many things to think about and consider when planning a move, from choosing a new home to packing and transporting your belongings. Here are some important factors to keep in mind when preparing to move:

1. Timing

The timing of your move can have a big impact on the process and the overall experience. Consider factors such as the availability of your new home, the school year, and your work schedule when deciding when to move. You may want to aim for a time of year when moving is less busy and when you can take time off work or school to focus on the move.

2. Budget

Moving can be expensive, so it’s important to set a budget and stick to it. Consider the cost of hiring a moving company, renting a truck or storage unit, and purchasing packing materials. You may also need to factor in the cost of temporary accommodations if you need to move out of your current home before your new home is ready.

3. Packing

Packing is a crucial part of the moving process, and it can take longer than you expect. Start packing well in advance of your move to avoid feeling rushed and overwhelmed. Create a packing plan and schedule, and prioritize packing the items you use less frequently. Be sure to use sturdy boxes and packing materials to protect your belongings during the move.

4. Professional Movers

If you’re hiring a moving company to help with your move, it’s important to do your research and choose a reputable and experienced company. Get multiple quotes and compare prices, and be sure to read reviews and check references before making a decision. You may also want to consider the type of services the movers offer, such as packing, disassembling and reassembling furniture, and storage.

5. Storage

If you’re downsizing to a smaller home or if you need to move out of your current home before your new home is ready, you may need to rent a storage unit. Consider the size and location of the unit, as well as the cost and the availability of access. You may also want to think about the type of storage unit you need, such as climate-controlled or drive-up access.

6. Utilities

Don’t forget to arrange for the disconnection of utilities at your old home and the connection of utilities at your new home. This can take time, so be sure to plan ahead and contact the utility companies well in advance of your move. You may also need to transfer services such as internet and TV to your new address.

By considering these factors and planning ahead, you can make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Are you thinking of moving home?

If you are reading this because you are thinking of moving home but are still in the early stages, you should also consider conveyancing. Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring a property from one person to another. If you want to know more about conveyancing, read: What is conveyancing?

Although conveyancing can get tricky at times, with the right conveyancing solicitor in your corner, the process can be stress-free.

We are conveyancing experts

If you are about to begin a property transaction, we can help. Visit Property Solicitors to learn more about our services or Contact Us for a free initial consultation.


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