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How To Minimize Stress When Moving House

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This can be a difficult task as moving is considered to be one of the most stressful life events you can go through. It’s over quickly, however, and hopefully, for most of you, you won’t have to change property too often. There are some simple tips you can follow to make moving house a little bit easier. Here is some basic advice on how to minimize stress on moving day.

Selling Your House

First things first, selling your house can be a daunting prospect and it is not without problems in the current climate. If you have decided to vacate a property you can still sell your house. Firms will buy a house from you, even a vacant one, and this way you don’t have to go through a lengthy sales process. 

Preparation

The earliest you can start thinking about the move the better. Write a to-do list of everything you need to do before, during and after the move. It might be a good idea to separate things into these categories, for example; Before the move: contact utility companies to cut off bills. Check off tasks on the to-do list as you do them, and remember, there is an end in sight. 

Research Your New Neighborhood

In theory, this should have done before you bought your new house, but specifically, have you considered where to park the removals truck or where to pick up supplies? These things would be useful to know before your moving day. 

Packing

It’ll save you a lot of time and heartache to do this room by room. Be sensible about it and don’t take any unnecessary junk with you. Organize boxes into categories, one for keep, one for donations and the other for storage. If you have anything that doesn’t fit into any of these categories then there’s only one place it belongs, in the trash. Don’t hold on to broken items, or things you haven’t used in years. 

Recycle

Do your bit to reduce waste as well. You will inevitably accumulate a few bags of garbage while packing. Separate your plastic, paper, glass, and organic waste and throw it in the proper containers. If you think some of your older items might be of some use put them in storage and then later you can use plenty of apps to swap and share them. If not make it into a fun activity do with your new neighbors in the local community. 

Unpacking

When you arrive at the new place, organize the boxes into the rooms that they’re going into. This will save you a lot of time later when you can’t find anything. Lift boxes with your legs and not your back. The movers are there for a reason so don’t give yourself a back injury. 

The move itself shouldn’t take too long but it can feel strange being in a new place at first. Set up personal and nostalgic items as soon as you get there to make you feel at home.

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