Have you decided to sell your home? If so, there are many things that need to be sorted out before you can actually move out. If this is not your first house move then you may be an expert in all things related to moving home. If this is your first time, fear not, we have everything you need to know listed below.
First of all, you need to know where you will be moving to. This can be a daunting process as you may need to wait for your current home to sell before you can find another place. Be aware, that this can put a lot of buyers off placing an offer on your home as they want your place to be empty when it sells. If you are staying in the area then start shopping around so you know the type of property that’s available. If you are moving to a new area then it may help to research different places. The last thing you want is to move somewhere with no local amenities nearby.
Something else that you might need is storage when it comes to moving house. If you start packing your things up early then there will be less to do when the time comes to move. You don’t want boxes piled up around your home when people are coming to look around. A solution for this would be to use self storage units to store your belongings. You can rent these for a certain amount of time and even get different-sized units.
There are professionals that you will need to use when it comes to selling your home, a realtor is a great example of someone who you might need to look for. If you want someone who will be able to sell your home, ask your family and friends for recommendations on finding the best one. Another professional company you might want to look into is removals, it can be much easier to use someone to help you rather than doing it yourself. You can do it yourself, it may work out cheaper, but it will be useful to hire a big van to fit everything in.
Time to declutter, when potential buyers come around to your home they don’t want to see all your clutter laying around. This can put them off and take away a lot of the space you are trying to sell. In order to declutter, it is a good idea to go to each room and sort your items into four piles. These consist of the stuff you want to keep, sell, donate, and throw away.
Finally, once you have sorted everything else out within your home, it is time to deep clean. A clean is necessary to get rid of all the built-up dirt from over the years. There are a couple of areas that gather dirt and will need some extra attention, the flooring for example. If you clean your home top to bottom and then make the flooring the last thing you do. If you have carpet then you will need to hoover and shampoo, this can take a couple of days to dry. If you have hardwood flooring then you should sweep it and then mop it to eradicate all lingering dirt.