Don't Stress when Moving House

17 February 2019

Moving homes has to be up there with being one of the most stressful things you can do. 
From the house hunting to the selling, the packing and the decluttering, and the whole paperwork and financial aspect. 

It is all enough to send you into a bit of a spin. However, moving house can overall be great and it is certainly a life-changing event. So if you are planning on making your move this year, be that upgrading your current home or finally owning your own place, then here are some of the ways you can make it less stressful.

Take Your Time with the Paperwork and Finances

One of the biggest headaches of moving home is the paperwork and the financial element. After all, if you are buying your first home then this is going to be one of the biggest purchases you likely ever make, and so it is bound to give you a little stress and worry along the way. 

Try not to rush through everything and always take your time with paperwork and anything to do with the financial side of things. Read things through in their entirety and ensure you understand them properly before signing anything over. If you're not sure about anything, get help from a friend or trusted professional.

Make Sure You Give Yourself Peace of Mind

The time when you are purchasing your new home can be the most stressful when it doesn't have to be. Things like organising an additional inspection could prove to be very useful. There may things you missed, and it could certainly help ease any concerns you may have been having. 

There are companies out there that organise new home inspections and they can answer any questions that you may have in terms of what is next and what you can and can't change as well.

Pack Your Current Home Up with the New Place in Mind

Once all of that is over with, you have the house and you've signed the papers, the stress you'll encounter might still be present in the form of packing. It's no surprise either, as you'll soon be moving your entire life. Packing up your current dwelling may seem like the easy part, but ensure that you do all that you can to make sure that you make the unpacking side of things easy as well.

Try and pack with your new place in mind. Create boxes specific to the new rooms in your home and not the ones that you are leaving behind. This will make the unloading at the other end quicker and enable you to unpack at your own pace. You should definitely use this time to declutter. Go all Marie Kondo on your home and belongings. Trust me you do not want to be bringing unnecessary stuff to your new home when you should have discarded it to start with.

Lists, lists and more lists

I love a good list! Handwritten or done through the notes app on my phone. There is no hiding from the fact that a good list will help to keep you sane when it comes to buying a house and also moving home. It enables you to physically write down the things that need to be done from your brain to paper and will serve as a reminder to get those things done and sorted.

Many hands make lighter work

Finally, once the moving day arrives you should try and enlist the help of others. Many hands make lighter work and the more people you have around to help with moving boxes and even for things like making cups of tea and keeping small children happy if you have them can make the whole process simpler and straightforward. Organise moving specialists or recruit some of your friends to help you out if they can. Pay them in pizza.

I hope these tips make the whole experience a little less stressful!

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