Moving home often results in us experiencing a mixture of emotions. We may feel sad at leaving friends and family behind, but excited about new challenges ahead. The process of moving can also fill us with dread. If you’re moving soon, hopefully, these tips will help you to stress less. Here are practical pointers to get you ready for your big move.
Find somewhere to live
It’s particularly scary to move house if you don’t have anywhere else to go. If you’re planning a temporary relocation or you don’t know the area, it may be best to rent. If you’re gearing up for a long-term move, buying may be the best option. Try and visit a couple of times before you move. Arrange a meeting with some agents and discuss your options. Book some viewings, and get an idea of what you can afford, and which neighborhoods you prefer. Don’t rush into buying. You can always take on a short-term rental and then buy once you’re settled.
Set a date
Set a date as soon a you can. This will help you to plan ahead, and get yourself sorted in advance. If you don’t have a date in mind, it’s much harder to be organised.
Book a removals firm
Moving house is stressful because you have to lug furniture around and spend hours packing boxes. But what if somebody could do this for you? If you’re moving far away, look for interstate furniture removalists. You can customise your package to suit your needs. You may only need your possessions moving from A to B. Or you may prefer to get help with packing and unpacking. If you’re pushed for time, this can be a real help.
Take some time off
There’s nothing worse than trying to negotiate a move while you’re working long hours. Once you’ve got a date in mind, take a couple of days off either side. This will give you time to get your old house packed up, and a day or two to get settled in your new home. If you’re changing job, arrange to start a few days after you’ve moved.
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Lists can make life much simpler, especially when everything gets a little hectic. Before you move, write a list of everything you need to do. You may need to make some calls to change your address for tax or banking purposes. You might need to pay a final bill for your electricity or gas. You might need to redirect your mail. Once you’ve got the practicalities sorted, you can relax and look forward to new adventures ahead.
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When you tell somebody you’re moving, you may be greeted with sympathetic looks. Moving is often regarded as one of the most stressful things you can do. However, it doesn’t always have to be this way. If you bear these tips in mind, you can plan ahead and minimise hassle. Set a date, find somewhere to live, and take time off around your moving date. Research removalists, and get the practicalities sorted as soon as possible.