We’re always concerned with moving into our first homes, but this is actually a fairly easy process. If you’ve spent your whole life living with your parents, and then move into your first house, you don’t really have many things to worry about. A lot of your possessions will come with you, but plenty might stay behind.
The hardest part of moving home is dealing with all of the furniture. But, as you’re moving into your first home, you’re going to probably order loads of furniture anyway. Instead, the trickiest part is moving OUT of your first home. This is the first time in your life when you have lots of your own belongings and furniture to deal with. Moving all of this to your new home is significantly harder than when you moved in.
So, here are three things to know:
You might be able to leave things behind
After living in your first place, you might realize that you made some questionable furniture purchases. Or, you’ve bought things that suit this home, but would look silly in your new one. For example, you needed a small dining table for your small flat, but now you’re moving to a bigger home it is too small.
In cases like this, you might be able to leave some furniture behind, making your life way easier. This is sometimes the case if you were renting beforehand. The landlord might let you leave things as it means they can technically advertise the home as partly furnished for future tenants. It’s worth asking as this makes your life easier, stopping you from transporting furniture you no longer want/need.
You can try selling things you don’t want/need
Likewise, if the above isn’t possible, you can try selling your unwanted things before moving out of your first home. List them on various online sites or put a notice outside your property telling people things are for sale.
This way, you can offload any unwanted furniture/belongings and pocket a bit of cash at the same time. Again, it makes moving out of your first home easier as you don’t have to deal with so much stuff.
You’ll need to hire removalists
Moving into your first home might be easy as you don’t have loads of stuff. Plus, things like sofas or beds can be delivered to your home. But, when you move out of there, you may need to bring some big items with you. As such, you can’t do all of this using your car.
Instead, you’ll need to hire a company that can handle things for you. Both local and interstate removalists have trucks that can be loaded with loads of huge furniture items. Hiring one of these companies will make your move way easier. Everything can be loaded onto a truck and moved to your new home. It’s extremely simple and you don’t have to make constant back-and-forth trips.
Overall, moving out of your first home is way more challenging than moving into it. You have more things that need to be moved – and they’re much bigger too. But, with these three tips, it should be much easier for you to handle.