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Last Updated on by Noni May
According to a survey conducted by Which? people find moving homes more stressful than getting married, changing jobs, and having children. It is not surprising when you consider that a new home may be one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. Moving usually involves a lot of legal paperwork and the logistics of packing up your life and transporting it safely across possibly vast distances. However, it doesn’t need to be a major hassle. With some careful planning and thought, you can avoid many of the problematic pitfalls with your house move. Here are some handy tips to take the stress out of the next time you are making tracks to pastures new.
Your moving date may not be entirely your decision as it may depend on the dates other people in your house selling chain have already agreed upon. However, where you do have the option of getting the keys to your new place a few days before you move out of your old one is advisable. Staggering allows you to move in stages and ensure you leave your old property in a sparkling clean condition, excellent if you are renting and hoping to get a deposit returned. The time also allows you to plan your pack more carefully to arrange what needs to be packed last and unpacked first. However, if this is not possible, try to stagger out your unpacking and furniture construction over as many days as possible. While it may not seem great at the time, living in a state of flux will benefit you in the long run as you will not need to rearrange furniture or make hasty decisions on where things should be unpacked.
Remember, there are people out there that can help. A removal company will have conducted thousands of house moves and can always advise on the best packing materials and even, if time is against you, do the packing for you. A trusted company such as Allied Van Lines works with partners across many states and countries to offer a door to door service to match your needs. Do not be afraid to give an expert a budget from the outset, and they can then match their services to your finances and recommend which services may be the best option for you. It is always worthwhile remembering that this is their day-to-day work, so while a hiccup may be disastrous to you, they can take this in their stride and deal with it without added stress to you as a customer.
You may not want your in-laws packing away your underwear drawer, but there are plenty of things that friends and family can help with during this time. A major consideration, for instance, is a child or pet care. Taking this off your plate will give you time to focus on the move and more headspace to make sure your belongings are packed sensibly and safely. Meals are also a good thing to be supported with, as you may not have full use of your kitchen utensils.
Finally, remember that while it may seem stressful at times, beautiful new home will ultimately be worth it in the long run.