Conveyancing and a Little Bit of Hygge

Hygge is a Danish word popular in Denmark.  Hygge is hard to translate but is sometimes described as a feeling or moment which is cosy, charming or special.  The Danes are thought of as happy people as they try to regularly make time for Hygge in their day-to-day lives.

Hygge can be different things for different people.  Hygge can be enjoyed alone but more often in the company of a small group of people.  It is often enjoyed at home in a warm cosy atmosphere.  It is often associated with a hot drink, whether shared with family or friends, or enjoyed as a way to warm up inside on a cold or rainy day.

How can Hygge relate to moving house?  You could invite friends or family round to help move and thank them with drinks, tea or snacks.  You could ask friends to help redecorate or help with jobs and make it a social event.

A few times I have helped with a friend’s move and it has been fun helping and I have enjoyed tea and cake as part of the afternoon.  I have also helped a friend redecorate with other friends and it has been part redecoration job and part informal housewarming party.

I have also spent an evening trying to put together an Ikea bed with a couple of friends.  It was like a giant puzzle which we never finished.  My friend admitted afterwards than she later gave up, took it apart, returned it for a refund and bought a divan instead.

When I last moved, I had friends help from my old place, helping to carry bags and boxes from my old sixth floor flat.  I then had an enjoyable journey with the man with a van.  The removal man was a wise Brazilian man who talked philosophically on life and happiness.  Then, at the other end, I had three friends helping to bring bags and boxes up three flights of stairs to my new flat.

My three friends had brought with them a bottle of red wine and a large bag of crisps and we had a mini party to toast the new flat.  One of my friends spilt red wine on my new cream carpet in the process but we quickly got the stain out.

One of the best things in moving is having your first cup of tea in your new place.  A nice cup of tea makes the place feel like home.  It’s also nice to have regular tea breaks when you’re sorting your stuff following your move and putting things in place.  When packing, it’s therefore important to pack the kettle, some mugs and a box of teabags where they can be easily unpacked as soon as you move in.  You also need to identify in advance the nearest supermarket or corner shop so you know where to nip round to for a bottle of milk.

We probably won’t be able to help you with the removals process but we will be happy to help you with the conveyancing process to get you into your new home.  If you are buying or selling, please contact Brian Craig on 020 7703 5034 or bc@meaby.co.uk for timely advice.

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