There are many negatives to moving house, unless you really have to, is the best idea just to stay? Of course though there are some great positives to moving house so sometimes it’s a perfect idea. Other times though the negatives far outweigh the positives and it might be better to consider whether you really want to move at all. Weighing up whether to move or stay? check out the negatives of moving house, it may help you find your answer (you may have forgotten how horrible moving house can be).
The very thought of the final clean creates anxiety, regardless of whether you do it yourself or not.
Should you get professional cleaners in when you’re moving house?
Perhaps. If you want to save yourself time and hassle whilst guaranteeing it’s done to the highest standards, then it’s a good idea. The only downside is that it costs.
Doing it yourself takes hours, elbow grease and determination. If you’ve got the time, energy and products you could save a few hundred bucks however.
You can literally chuck everything in boxes to pack. We’ve done that before, it’s great for quick packing but not smart at all! You can’t find anything when you unpack and won’t know where anything is. You’ll have to pack everything carefully and in some sort of order (rooms/ items are probably best). Label the boxes as simply as you can eg. Bathroom, pots and pans, mum’s clothes etc. (And you’ll need to get your hands on boxes too, lots of them.)
Literally moving house
Do you move yourself or do you hire removalists? If you hire removalists do they pack and unpack? Would it be better to hire a truck or trailer if you’re able? How much will all this cost? The endless questions and deciding how is the best way to move? Or is it easier to throw everything out and start again?
Remember to get quotes for everything as prices vary considerably.
Throwing out junk
Throwing out junk and unwanted items is great for decluttering the house and mind. What’s not so great is what to do with it all. You have a few options:
- Give/ sell it, it’s always nice to give something and nice to make a few dollars too
- Throw it away, which is fine if it’s not much stuff and fits nicely into your bins. It’s terrible if it’s large items and/ or you have huge amounts of stuff. If this is the case you’ll unfortunately have to do dump runs or pay to get It taken away.
- Burn it, you can’t burn everything but there are lots of things you can burn, depending on where you are and time of year etc. of course.
Repairing any damage
Every house gets wear and tear from use, however sometimes accidental damages and minor imperfections need fixing. Out of all the houses we’ve lived in the only ones we’ve ever had any damage to are the new ones, surprisingly; they don’t build them like they used to! Who knew a 1-year-old had the strength to make a large dent in the wall from a matchbox car? I swear you just have to touch the walls sometimes and they’re almost damaged.
When is the right time for moving house?
Moving house needs to be done at the right time, this can be a tricky one unless you are very lucky and everything just falls into place (which doesn’t happen for most). Firstly you’ll need to find a new house and it’s not a case of any ol’ one will do; it needs to be the right house for you! Remember the negatives of moving house, you don’t want to be doing this again in a matter of months.. When is the house you want available? When is the earliest you’re able to move?
Finding a new house to call home
Finding that right house is sometimes easy and sometimes not. Location, layout, design, price, the list goes on and on.
When you finally find the house you want, then you need to get it. You may not always get the house you have your heart set on but don’t worry, you never know when another better one will pop up that’s right for you. Stay optimistic.
What if the future isn’t what you imagined?
You know what it’s like where you are, you think you know what it will be like in your new house/ neighbourhood. You think the grass will be greener; but the reality is, there are many unknowns…What if:
- Your neighbours are awful?
- You miss your old house/ neighbourhood?
- There is a crime problem?
- The water or air isn’t great?
- Your utility use is a lot higher in your new house?
- You have children, will they like their new school? Will you be happy with it?
- You’re moving to a developing area, what will it be like a few years down the track?
There you have it, the dreaded negatives of moving house to think about; which are in no particular order because which one is the worst, right?
Are you still up for it?
❄️ What is your least favourite part of moving house? Have you ever changed your mind about moving because you didn’t want to go through the negatives?