Moving home can be an emotionally charged time that you will experience at least once throughout your lifetime. It can come with a host of exciting possibilities, as well as being one of the more stressful moments in your life.
There is much to get organized from buying and selling property, organizing and packing, and somehow finding a way to get your belongings into your new home.
Here are some things to consider to take the stress out of moving house.
Pack It Up and Clear it Out
Moving home also means having to clear out a lot of the junk that accumulates over a certain amount of time of living in one place.
Moving somewhere smaller? Measure up your new home to check your large furniture has a place to live, too. If not? Sell it and use the profits to add finishing touches to your new place.
This can be a great opportunity to clear out the things that no longer serve a purpose in your life- while it’s nice to hold onto some memories, your job now is to look toward the future.
When clearing your stuff, create four piles: keep, sell, donate, dispose. The keep pile is for the stuff you use every day. If the item still has life in it and it could be worth some money- sell it. If someone else can make use of it- donate it. If it has seen better days and is completely unusable- time to let that thing go.
Research Shipping Companies
Now you’ve chosen the city and the place, it’s time to think about how you’re going to get there.
Whether you choose to arrange the process yourself, or use the services of professional companies like Shiply, you’ll want to make sure that your possessions get to their destination unscathed.
Some companies will also provide boxes and packing materials as part of their service, but it’s best to ask around for extras- you can never have too many boxes!
There are plenty of extra things to do when moving to a new place— do your research and plan well!
Let Loved Ones Know Where you’ll be going
In amongst the stress of planning to move, it can be easy to forget the basics- letting your friends and family know that you’re moving, and more importantly, to where.
For bigger moves to a different part of the country, you might want to host one final get-together so that those you’re leaving behind get an opportunity to say goodbye.
It might be tempting to break the news on social media, but for your nearest and dearest, reach out to them first before extending it out to your wider network.
Ensure people that your new home is open to them once you get settled in- why not even plan a painting party to get some help with the decorations?
Moving home doesn’t have to be stressful. Plan well and execute carefully.
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