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Moving the family? Make it easy on yourselves!

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Hi folks,

After you’ve cleaned the inside and outside of your whole home in preparation for the big move, it’s probably time to de-stress, rest up and spend some quality time with your family. Here are my top tips to make the whole moving process a whole lot easier.

Set aside time each week to get a meal together or head out to the beach. It’s valuable to make sure the whole family is informed and kept happy during this process. Whilst the open homes are going on, your agent (me) can often take care of everything. which leaves great opportunity to spend some family time together. Quality time can be sparse during the whole selling and moving process so take advantage of this small time gap to keep everyone up to date with what’s happening.

Formulate a plan of attack for the weeks leading up to your move. This can include a chronological list of jobs to tick off, each allocated to a week. Bit by bit, week by week, start decluttering, organising, cleaning and packing (if you’re not hiring someone for that).

It’s amazing how much junk can accumulate in the garage or in the back of your children's wardrobes and how much time you’ll need to spend on this – don’t leave everything until the last minute. Having a comprehensive list can take the stress off wondering what you’ve missed, or what you still have to do.

If you are using me then you’ve been successful in selling, now it’s the next big step of moving. Create a pack of ‘essentials’ for the day. This includes water and snacks to keep your energy and focus up, toiletries (so they don’t get packed up and are easily available in the new home for that first night) and a change of clothes - because who knows what could go wrong.

If you have children young enough that need looking after, ask a friend or family member if they can hang out with them for a day here and there, it can be one less thing to worry about while getting your house ready. This same tip applies on moving day. However, if they are old enough to take care of themselves then get them helping out.

By taking the time to organise and prepare for the big move for both you and your family, it can make the whole process of selling your home that much easier.

If you are thinking of selling your home, would like an appraisal, or want more information on the Upper Hutt property market please call me on the numbers below or contact me via email alternately fill in your details here on my website.


Kind regards,
Steve Slicker

+64(04) 212 6787
0275 661 949


Steve Slicker, Upper Hutt Real Estate

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