Tips for Making Moving To A New Home Less Stressful

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Although I have no intention of moving any time soon, I do have friends who are making a move in the next few months. I was chatting with my girlfriend about her upcoming move to a new home, and she mentioned how stressful and overwhelming it has been. From selling their home to packing all their belongings, they have been consumed with the moving process.

If you are in the process of moving, here are some helpful tips to ease the burden:

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Invest in a Specialist House Packing Kit
Instead of just going out and buying lots of boxes, invest in a house packing kit. These come in various sizes, from kits suitable for one bedroom houses to ones that are more appropriate for larger properties. So no matter how large or small your home is, there is a suitable packing kit for you.

They come with various boxes in different sizes, packing tape, markers, and some even come with packing tips included. They range in price from $15 to $130 depending on the size of the kit that you need, and where you purchase it.

They might be a little pricey, but having everything that you need to pack up your home in one place will make moving much easier.

Hire Professional Movers
One of the most stressful parts of moving is moving day itself - having to move your items from one place to another isn’t easy. When we moved into our current home, we hired professional movers to take control of things.

Professional movers can be pricey, but in terms of stress, they are worth the cost. For children, moving house can be upsetting. So it’s important that you can focus on them while moving out. When we moved 9 years ago, we had a newborn, and a 4 year old who required most of our attention on moving day. When you have movers to deal with packing up all of your boxes and transporting them, you can focus on other necessary and important tasks.

Hire a Service to Clean Your Vacated Home
Before you vacate a property, whether you owned or rented it, you will be required to clean it from top to bottom. This can be an incredibly stressful and time-consuming task.

Instead of cleaning it yourself, as well as trying to get your new home sorted and set up, hire a professional company. Yes, this will cost you, but it’ll be worth it in terms of the time that you will save. For a high-quality home cleaning service, contact the General Services Corporation and ask for a quote.

Accept Help
If your friends or family offer to help you when you are moving, say "YES!". Moving can be draining, which is why having a little extra help can be useful. Even if it’s just dropping off homemade meals or taking care of the kids for an hour or two. Having help from your friends and family can make moving a lot less stressful.

Do you have any tips to add that have been helpful for you in the past?

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