5 Ways To Make Moving Home Stress Free
Moving house is one of the most stressful events in our lives, more so than getting a divorce, according to this survey on realhomes.com. So for that reason, it's important to try and organize this in a way that minimizes the stress. Here are 5 different ways we can look to do just that.
Present Your Home In Good Condition To Sell
The first point in the process of moving house is putting your current house up for sale and an important part of this is making sure your home is presentable tidy and in a good state of repair. There are many quick and easy ways to help your home look inviting for potential buyers. A lot of it is basic tidiness and hygiene, as it immediately puts someone off if there is a mess, dirt and more than anything else bad smells. Beyond these basics take time to take care of any small DIY tasks that need attending to, including outdoor and garden areas.
Organize Your Packing
There's nothing worse than getting to the night before the big move and having all the boxing up to do as this is always a more time-consuming task than is originally anticipated. A good idea is to make a list of non-essential items (basically anything you don't use day to day) and get these boxed up at least a week in advance, leaving only what you need for that last week. Be sure to have enough boxes when you are ready to pack up and if you are unsure how many this is then use this handy boxes calculator to work out how many you need and the cost.
Have The Best Movers
Getting the right moving company will make everything easier, check out this interstate moving companies guide to give you an idea of what to look for. Check out various companies to compare prices and services offered as there are different levels of service and also check out online reviews to see what previous customers think of them.
Make Sure Kids & Pets Are Out Of The Way
As we've already covered, this is a stressful time and as with anything stressful, the one sure way to make things more so is to have kids or pets around when you're trying to get everything sorted. For the last day or two it would be a good idea to have someone babysit the kids or pets, or for the pets consider kenneling if they are good with that sort of thing.
Plan For Once You've Moved
An often neglected thought is the amount of work that goes into setting up the house once you have moved. This includes things like ensuring you have moved all your gas, electric and other essentials such as phone, broadband and cable or satellite TV services. Make sure you have a good plan of where every box is going and that it ends up in the correct room avoiding confusion once the movers have gone.