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Cosy Tips for Your New Home This Season

If you are getting ready to settle into your new home within the next few weeks, you only have to look outside to see that it will be a rough move. Rain, winds, coldness: for some buyers, it makes them want to wait until the new year and join the pre-spring rush. Others feel it is a good time to get ahead of the market and get settled in and create a nice cosy home before Christmas.

As we see the back end of storms and chilly evenings, there are ways that you can make your new home very warm and welcoming upon moving in. If you want a new home that is bright and cosy, here are some top tips from Joules estate agents Stockport to make your new home perfect.

Scent and Aesthetic

Whilst the spring and summer months have unlimited daily natural light to make your home welcoming, the darker months can make your new house feel colder without some touch-ups.

One great addition (that is also very cost-effective) would be scented candles placed around your living room. Not only does it illuminate your new home for free but they also provide a calming scented aroma, such as vanilla, cedarwood or pumpkin spice. As an additional step, you should invest in some eye-catching artwork, showcasing anything from warm landscape prints to family portraits, giving your home an added warmth and sense of ownership.

Break Out the Blankets

Nothing is quite as comforting as breaking out those plushy blankets and layering them over your sofas and beds for the evening. Placing fluffy throws, plaid blankets, and chunky cable knits around your living room and rest areas works wonders for added comfort.

If your bedrooms are ill-equipped for those chilly nights, layering your beds with throw pillows, blankets and a cuddly toy or two will make your new home feel like a haven. With it being a new home, why not treat yourself to some new duvet and bedding sets that make your home feel much fresher and new?

Set Up for Home-Cooked Dinners

If you have room for it, the Autumn home-cooked dinner season would greatly benefit from setting up a dining table and chairs, making your new home feel more spacious and separated.

With many newer homes having extended kitchen and living area space, there could be plenty of room for a set that is not in the way, and it will make you feel much more like a family. It can be very tempting to splurge on the expensive takeaways during this season, but making use of your kitchen and eating healthy meals is a much better way to enjoy your new home.

Preparing for a move in the Autumn/Winter season is all about creating a cosy home for a warm welcome. For more information on buying property advice, guidance on how to sell a house or other property enquiries, contact the team at Joules Estate Agents.

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Your Organised Move Toolkit

Once you have finished buying property in Stockport and completed the task of how to sell a house, the whirlwind begins in moving from one property to the other. It is no secret that moving home is one of the most stressful exercises in your lifetime, and some things are bound to be forgotten in the process leading up to the day.

As experienced estate agents Stockport, we understand that it is easy to get wrapped up in the buying and selling process and forget what you need. Here at Joules Estate Agents, we provide buying property advice and estate agency services and we also have the knowledge of the tools you will need to make those last few days of packing much smoother.

Here is the recommended home move toolkit to assemble before your moving day.

Box-it, Wrap-it and Pack-it

To safely transport your belongings between destinations, you will need an array of sturdy moving boxes. Instead of getting all in one size, consider multiple sizes. Use the smaller boxes to transport heavier items such as books, medium boxes for those miscellaneous items and large boxes for items such as clothing and bedding.

Remember that the heavier items should be packed in smaller amounts and the lighter in larger, making them easier to move. Protect your fragile items with bubble wrap and packing paper (as well as fragile labelling) so that they are cushioned during transit, ensuring these items show up at your new home in one piece. Quality packing tape is also essential for your boxes – but a tape gun can make things run quicker.

Stick-it, Cover-It and Fix-It

Make sure you have a roll of sticky labels for your boxes so you know which box is destined for which room in your new home. That will allow you to settle in much quicker in your new home without rummaging through boxes to find your essentials.

To protect items like furniture from any deep scratches or dust in the back of the moving van, have a collection of cheap furniture covers, moving blankets or shrink/plastic- wrap to cover them with. Most important is to have a basic home move toolkit to hand, composed of screwdrivers, a hammer, wrenches and Allen keys so you can assemble and disassemble at both destinations as required.

Separate the Essentials

Here is the one that many home movers forget – keeping the essential stuff in its own little box for immediate use. That includes preparing a cleaning kit that clears your old property upon moving out and will clean anything required before moving into the new one. That can be cleaning sprays, a mini vacuum, disposable gloves, bin bags and microfibre cloths.

Create a box for your personal essentials that will be required as soon as you arrive. That could be your phone chargers, toiletries, change of clothes, snacks and that all-important kettle to get the first brew on.

We also advise creating a home inventory to be better organised in packing and unpacking, ensuring all items are present and accounted for.

Being prepared to move is half the battle when you buy property in Stockport. For more information and buying property advice, contact the team at Joules Estate Agents today.

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