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2 May 2019

How To Properly Prepare For A Move

Moving house is an exciting time in your life but can also be cause for additional stress and worry. Be glad to know there are steps you can take in advance that will help to make your move more seamless and less chaotic.

Itís all about you committing to taking the proper time to prepare in advance and make sure all is in order before the day comes to move. Be sure to involve your spouse and kids and ask for assistance planning so that you donít feel like youíre doing it all on your own. Look forward to starting a new journey in your future home and let that motivate you to work hard during the transition phase.

Put Your House up for Sale
You can properly prepare for a move by deciding to sell your home and figuring out how you want to sell it. For instance, selling a house at auction is very different than choosing to use a private sale strategy. Do your homework and research ahead of time so you can determine which option is best for you and your family when itís time to put your house up for sale. Make sure it looks nice and is ready for showings so that you can get it off your hands quicker.

Declutter and get Organised
Your move will be that much smoother and easier when you take the time to declutter and get organised. Go through your belongings and get rid of or donate what you no longer need or use before packing up. This way there will be less to gather and move when it comes time to get all of the items you own together. Make sure you have all the supplies you need before you get started packing and label each box, so you know whatís in it and where it goes when you arrive at your new destination.

Hire Movers or Ask for Help
One of the most challenging parts about moving houses is the packing, the move itself and getting your belongings from one place to the next. Itís a wise idea to think about all that has to go ahead of time and whether hiring movers will be worth the expense or not. If not, then at least reach out and ask for help from some friends and family. Not only does this mean that you and your family donít have to do it all alone, but it will also make it happen a lot quicker.

Take Time off Work
You can also prepare for a move by working ahead at the office and taking some time off to pack and so you can be fully focused on moving day. Once you know your closing and moving dates then ask for a few days off from work and make sure you attend to any crucial tasks in advance. Youíll want plenty of extra time to pack up any last minute belongings and will want to be fully rested for the day you have to move house and not worried about work.


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