Relocating can be a stressful period in your life, often feeling overwhelming. When it comes to packing, you are faced with the big job of what to keep and what to toss. You may have repairs around the home that need to be sorted out before selling the home. This can be even more exasperating when you have a short period to move. In situations like these, it may be better to work with a cash house buyer. They will buy the home as it is, allowing you to sell your home quickly. No having to do a major clearout or make costly repairs because a cash house buyer will take care of that. We have some steps that you can take to help get yourself organized when relocating.
The 3 Phases of Relocating
To make things easier on yourself, break down the relocation process into three phases: relocation, re-establishing, and reconnecting.
Phase One: The Relocating Stage
This covers everything up to moving day and is something that you should plan well for. You should take time to research where you are relocating to, and have some things set in place before the actual move. You should look into:
- Finding a conveyance solicitor
- Arranging a mortgage for your new home if necessary
- Finding an estate agent to sell your current property if necessary, or find a cash home buyer to sell your home quicker
- Research the area you are moving to, to find out about local facilities, local news, school transfers if you have children, etc.
- Make sure you have proper insurance that covers the move (many removal companies will offer this)
- Create a list of important numbers, dates, and details so you have them to hand in case of an emergency (gas, electric, and phone services for the new home is one example)
- Sort through each room in your home so you know what to pack, what to donate, and what to get rid of. The less clutter you have, the less you will need to pack and unpack.
Phase Two: The Re-Establishing Stage
Once your move is done, you start the stage of re-establishing yourself in your new surroundings. If you did your research, you’ll know where to find things like grocery stores, doctors, daycare, and other necessities. Map out routes to work in your new job as well. You’ll have a lot of other things to keep you busy, such as unpacking, getting your utilities set up if you haven’t done this ahead of time, and registering at a local doctor and dentist’s office.
Phase Three: The Reconnecting Stage
Once the chaos of the move has settled down and you have established yourself in your new area, you can take some time to visit those interesting places you came across when doing your research. You can join local groups to make some new friends or find quiet places to just people watch if you aren’t ready to take that leap. Invite family or friends to come and visit once you know where to find the best restaurants and fun activities. This is the phase where you start to settle in and settle down.
Out of these 3 phases, the relocation phase takes the most time and energy. It’s said that the whole moving process can take up to 8 weeks. This includes making repairs and getting your current home ready to sell. You can cut some of that time down by choosing to work with a cash house buyer though. Cash house buyers will buy your home as it is. This means that you won’t have to spend weeks making repairs and the selling process is much quicker.