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Moving Tips

TIPS THAT WILL HELP TO MAKE YOUR MOVE EASIER

    Moving to a new place is always a stressful journey. Nevertheless, we can help you with this process and make it more tolerable and easier.  Whether you’re moving across the street or across the country, moving can be a hassle. If you’re starting this new chapter in your life, we’ve got some great tips to help make this whole process easier for you.

  • Make your arrangements in advance: Once you have decided on your move, making your arrangements several weeks ahead of time will make the whole move easier. You can make your move run much smoother by preparing well in advance.
  • Sell or donate unused items: In the course of the moving process, you may notice that you have more belongings than you expected or too many things to take with you. This can be an unexpected bonus – it can help you to clean your house and keep only the things that you really need, as well as generate some additional cash to contribute to your moving expenses. Take the opportunity to declutter by avoiding keeping items that you know you won’t use in the future.
  • Take photographs: Sometimes amid the moving process, you may forget something that is really important. When there’s so much going on, you can easily lose track of where a certain item has been packed. By taking photographs as you pack, you’ll be able to retrace your steps to locate any ‘missing’ items. Another tip is to take photographs of all your electronics before you unplug them. This way, you’ll know where every cable is located and you’ll save yourself a lot of time and hassle at the other end.
  • Keep important papers with you: Important documents like passports, legal papers, contracts and the like should be kept in a single envelope and carried with you at all times.
  • Pack a bag with all your personal essentials: In case of unexpected events, keep a bag of personal items with you, in case you need a change of clothes or to freshen up.
  • Make sure all boxes are labeled: All boxes and packages should be clearly labelled. This will make the unpacking process so much easier and reduce any unnecessary stress once you arrive at your new home.
  • Take pictures of your empty house: If you plan to rent the house that you are leaving, is vital that you take pictures of the empty space. Having photographs available will provide solid evidence in case of any property damage.
  • Visualize life in your new home: Moving from a home with sentimental value can be hard. To ease the pain, you can start thinking about things you’re excited to do in your new home. You can also start thinking about new furnishings, what decorating style you’ll create in your new home and all the things that you’ll include in this new chapter of your life.

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HOW TO FEEL COMFORTABLE IN YOUR NEW HOME

    Moving to a new place is always exciting but can be unsettling as well. It’s totally normal for your new home to feel foreign in the first few weeks. If this is something you’re feeling, here are some helpful tips that can help make your new house feel like home.

  • Feel the grieving: Accepting that you’re having these feelings is the first step to keeping everything in perspective and eventually embracing your new home.
  • Meet your neighbors: You’ll feel more secure and at home once you have met your neighbors and the neighborhood. Take a walk with your family and feel free to start conversations with those around you and ask them about your new area.
  • Unpack: If you haven’t yet finished unpacking, try to finish this task as soon as possible. Your new house will start to feel like home once you’re surrounded by your familiar belongings.
  • Experiment with your new house: Once you feel better, consider making some simple changes in your new home. Paint some walls, rearrange the furniture, put up ornaments and start dreaming about the biggest changes that you want to make in the future.
  • Create new memories: Once you’re unpacked and have all your belongings arranged, start creating new memories with your family in your new home. Make a special meal for your friends and family, take photographs, and do fun stuff with your kids.
  • Saving Money on Moving

    WAYS TO SAVE MONEY WHEN YOU’RE MOVING

    • Whether you are moving across the country or down the street, the process of relocating yourself and your family into a new home can be very expensive. Here are some helpful tips that can make your move less expensive.

    • Create a moving budget: People who don’t prepare a moving budget usually find themselves shocked by the final cost of the move. Be prepared and avoid any unwelcome surprises by creating a budget early in the moving process.
    • Find the right moving company for your needs: Choosing the right moving company for you is an important part of the moving process. Not all moving companies are created equal – review the options available, taking into account your specific needs and budget.
    • Sell some of your things: Selling your unwanted belongings can help you earn some cash and get rid of things that you don’t need.
    • Don’t pay for packing boxes: You can find free boxes at liquor stores, drugstores, offices, grocery stores and many other places. Ask friends who have recently moved whether they have some boxes you can use.

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