Will you be moving in the near future?
Studies have found that moving is one of the most stressful events in life. It’s especially tough on children moving homes. At the same time, there are things you can do to reduce the amount of stress that comes from the moving process.
Let’s go through the top tips for moving into a new house.
1. Start Planning Your Move Early
It’s important to start the move planning process as early as possible. If you don’t have a new home just yet, you can check out this new home purchase guide to get started.
Once you have your new home squared away, it’s time to start packing. You can start packing non-seasonal clothing in advance. Any non-essential items can also be packed up beforehand.
2. Hire The Professionals
Especially if you’re planning a large move or a move to a different city or state, you may want to consider hiring professional movers. This can help make the moving process faster and more efficient.
While hiring movers can be expensive, it can prevent difficulties like lost or broken items which could cost you more money in the long run.
Either way, make sure that you’ve created a budget for moving expenses so that you don’t accidentally end up biting off more than you can chew when it comes to the cost of moving.
3. Pare Down Your Stuff
Most people accumulate a lot of junk in their home, even when they don’t expect it. Reducing the amount of stuff in your home is an easy way to make your move a little less stressful.
You can sort your stuff into piles like keep, discard, donate, and store. Or, you can use one of the many decluttering methods out there, such as the KonMari method.
4. Make a Moving Checklist
It can be easy for things to get lost in the shuffle when it comes to moving. So, making a checklist can be a great way to make sure that you manage your time effectively and don’t miss anything during the moving process.
If you need to request time off from your work or make sure your kids have time off school before a certain point, make sure you have that marked on your checklist. Have a plan for moving fragile items, like electronics, so that you don’t end up having to struggle last minute for the right materials.
Make sure you’ve gotten any perishables out of your fridge, and don’t purchase them in the last week or so you’re in your previous home.
By creating a checklist, you’ll be less likely to miss something important, and your move will be much less stressful!
Moving Into a House: It’s a Snap
Clearly, moving into a house can be easy as long as you’re organized. So do your research, make sure you’re not missing anything, and you’ll have no trouble at all moving into your new home.
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