Moving from one house to another can be a massive stress—the sort of move where boxes full of years of collections are piled up from the floor to the roof in all rooms in house. The stress of shifting is overwhelming and a family with kids makes the task of shifting more stressful. Packing all the stuff you’ve collected over a period of time into boxes can make you physically and mentally exhausted. The following are a few hints to help you make your move from one house to another less frantic.
Make a list of things to do
Stay away from difficulties by taking few hours off to list down things you have to take care of before you move out. Ticking off things you have to do gradually make you feel good and all the more importantly, will keep you sane. With kids and pets to look after, a moving schedule can be a smart way to step away from complications. It is advisable to make your check list according to the urgency of the task by including due dates; contact a house moving company, pack things neatly, sorts out pet related issues, order fish food online and have enough stocked up. Make sure to include things you might easily forget.
Have a plan
Clearly, you won’t be able to make your new house look exactly like the one you left behind. But hey! Change is great! This is a valid excuse to re do your new place from square one and to get rid of all thrash you’ve been piling up for years; get rid of your old furniture, get new window treatments done, hunt for new dog kennels. Clearly label boxes so you exactly know what needs to go where. Begin by taking photos of every one of your rooms before you begin to stack things up in boxes. Want to be more organized? Have a draft floor plan of your new places to make sure you know what needs to be where when you start organizing the new place.
Have you informed of the address change?
Get the miscellaneous items looked after first. Finalizing your change in address notifications first will spare you few troubles. Change-in-address notifications for the most part is time consuming, so completing the information updating forms for the local post office must instantly be followed by informing your insurance provider, bank, kids’ schools and loved ones about your new address, even before you begin you start stacking things inside boxes.