Moving House Made Easy #PropertyInsights

February 19, 2015
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, Moving house is rated among the top five stressful activities that anyone could do. The thought of packing is exhausting,the actual move is nothing short of tiresome,and most of us would gladly cross this off our to-do lists. However, you can make it less stressful and a little more tolerable by not leaving things to the last minute. Get as much help as you need from friends and family, as this will make it easier and even fun.

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Here is how to do it:

Think ahead

It is important to have a budget as moving could be costly depending on how you choose to go about it. You could have a moving company or hire a moving truck which is more cost effective. Before you start packing, it’s important to have a moving date to work with so as to give ample time to the packing process.
Once the moving date is set, then can you start compiling your list that comprises of what not to pack, essentials- being what you’ll need as soon as you get into your new home, charity or trash and what you’ll keep. You’ll also need to get a few supplies such as empty boxes you could easily get from your local retail store and anything else that would ease the process.

Sort first

Identify items you don’t need but can make you some extra money and sell them on an online marketplace or have a garage sale. Sort the items you want to give to charity and give them out before your move date. Remember the more time you have to plan yourself the easier it will be to move.

Packing

It is advisable to spend some time planning what room to start with and how best to pack. Start from the top of the house and work your way down. Pack a room at a time and clearly label the boxes by room and by fragility. This will prevent breakage and make unpacking easy. For fragile items, wrap them in old newspaper or bubble wrap.

Essentials

These are those items you will need on your first night in your new home. They should be the last items loaded into your moving truck for easy accessibility.
Finally, remember to place your important documents in a safe place as they could easily get lost during the move. You should now be ready to make that move.

Happy moving!

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