When planning to move to a new home, you’ve probably had chance to take a look at your new place and have a think about the kind of renovations you’ll need to do once you’re all moved in. Whilst you may be able to spend time at the new house before you’ve moved in so that some renovations can take place, it’s likely that the majority of the work will need to be carried out once you’re moved in, so that you can be present whilst work is going on.
To make sure that this work goes off without a hitch and to make it as easy for you and your contractors as possible, there’s a few preparations you should make before you move.
Make sure you’ve put your home renovation plan together thoroughly and in plenty of time before you move. This will give you chance to really scope out which contractors are the best for the job, as well as giving you lots of time to speak to your chosen contractors and iron out any confusion or issues that they might have.
Doing this as far in advance as possible will also allow you to secure the dates for your work to be carried out, so you won’t be waiting in an unfinished home for weeks after your moving date.
Carry Out The Easiest Parts Of The Work Yourself
To make sure that your contractors can come straight in and make a start on the work once you’ve moved, you should try and make some time to head over to your new house and carry out the easier parts of the work yourself.
Of course, we don’t mean the sort of work carried out by builders, roofers and other professional contractors, but if there’s wallpaper to strip or carpets to pull up, it’s worth trying to do these jobs yourself over the course of a few days.
Not only will these mean that workers can get straight on with the larger parts of the renovation, saving time, but you’ll also save some money if you don’t need professionals to do these jobs for you.
Cut Down On Furniture Before You Move
It will make renovations much easier if you don’t have lots of clutter and cumbersome furniture out for your contractors to work around, so try and cut down on your belongings as much as you can before your moving date.
If you aren’t able to get rid of some pieces which could get in the way, see if you can think of an alternative place to keep them until renovations are completed. This doesn’t necessarily mean hiring a storage unit, which can be fairly costly – perhaps just keep the pieces covered up in your garage/basement or ask a friend or family member if there is any way that they can take care of them for you.
Cutting down on the amount of furniture in each room before renovations have been carried out will not just make things easier for the contractors, but you could find yourself saving some money with moving companies if you’re not taking so much furniture, too.