Tips to Reduce the Stress of Moving House

Does the idea of moving completely stress you out? Thinking outside of the box and planning ahead will go a long way toward a smooth process.

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Tips to Reduce the Stress of Moving House

Posted by Gary Ashton RE/MAX Advantage on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 10:14am.

Tips and Advice to Move to a New HomeDoes the word “moving” send chills down your spine? It’s a common feeling that many people get whenever they end up having to move or they choose to make a change in their living situation. However moving doesn’t have to be synonymous with stress, as we have a few helpful tips that can make the process less stressful and less expensive.

Planning In A Big Way

Although it’s advice we hear time and time again, taking some extra moments to plan ahead for a move can save a lot of time and stress in the long run, especially during the stressful process of selling a home. Moving isn’t just about physically changing the location of household items; it gives us an opportunity to assess our needs and pair down what we own.

Often referred to as decluttering, the act of organizing items before you pack can help cut down on unnecessary work. Go through each room well ahead of time and take each section as it comes. One day just going through a dresser might be a big enough task, so breaking it up into smaller pieces can help keep overwhelm at bay.

Once the home has fewer items to actually pack, labeling boxes is key. While it sounds like a “no-brainer,” this step is often overlooked because people rush when packing up their belongings. Be as descriptive as possible to make unloading and locating items in the new home a breeze.

Moving On The Cheap

Not only does moving stress many people out because of the work involved, but it can also become quite expensive. Loading up a large truck that contains the whole house in one trip can cost hundreds of dollars for in-town moves, so considering more affordable moving options might pay off in a big way when moving into your new Mufreesboro home.

It may be possible to hire some teenagers looking to make some extra money and have them help with the moving process. It will take more time to move a house with a pickup truck, but in the end, it would probably be significantly cheaper. Plus, if the help you hire is trustworthy, you could very well sit back and relax while they do the heavy lifting.

Sometimes moving can be a lot more fun when friends are involved, and many people like to have moving parties in an effort to get help for free. Offering pizza or ice cream to those who help with the move is sometimes payment enough, and it will take a lot of work off of your plate. This type of arrangement can be utilized both during the moving out and moving in stages.

Get Creative

Moving is only stressful and expensive if one makes it that way, otherwise, a little creative thinking and an attitude of fun can make it a fairly easy process. Starting to clean, organize, and pack well in advance of the move date will save a lot of stress, and getting others in on the task can spread the workload around so it’s not solely on your shoulders. Just remember, the next time a friend moves it’s probably in your best interest to help out and pay them back the favor.

 

Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

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