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Moving Miseries You Will Want To Avoid

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There is no hiding from the fact that moving home is not the most easiest thing in the world to do. It is stressful to buy and sell a property, but it can be just as bad when you actually move from one place to the next. There are physical aspects of it as well as the emotional upheaval, and if you don’t prepare, then you are in for moving misery. But don’t worry. I thought I would share with you some of the essential tips to help ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible.

Consider a removal company to do all the hard work

Moving is not easy. With the heavy lifting and careful manoeuvring of furniture through doors often you may find that you are a little out of your depth. So you may want to consider a moving company like Chess Moving to help you get to your new place. Sometimes removal companies can even do the packing for you, taking every ounce of the stress away. But if you prefer to do your own organising then just allowing someone else to do the heavy lifting could make the moving process much easier.

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Pack for your new place not your old

Moving might mean that you have gone for a different style home. Or it may also mean that you have a little more space. In some cases it could even be a down size of a property. So it is important for you to pack for your new home and not your old one. Consider where you want things to go in your new place and label the box for the right room to make it easier to unpack.

Have an emergency box ready for the first 24 hours

That first 24 hours will be busy, and you will certainly feel like you are living amongst a sea of boxes. So it is essential to have one box that is going to carry all of the things you will need for that first day. To save you from rummaging searching for different things late at night. It might include pyjamas, a change of clothes, a kettle and a few cups. It could even include some essential food and drink items to keep you going.

Keep children occupied

It is also important for you to keep your children occupied during the moving process. Lugging boxes around isn’t going to be their idea of fun. Keep tablets charged, arm yourself with plenty of snacks, and even consider asking friends or family to watch them for a while to give them a change of scenery. You tend to focus on getting the children’s rooms sorted first, so having them off your hands for a while could help you get more organised.

Try and enjoy the moment

Finally, it may seem tough now, but try and enjoy the moment. Moving is an upheaval and stressful time, but remember why you are doing it and the new memories you are going to make. It may seem quite a sad moment to leave your old place behind, but the adventure is just beginning somewhere new.

I hope these tips helps you if you are about to move home.

Moved House: Now What?

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Moving house is a big moment in your life where things start to change. Whether it’s the step when you move out of your parents and begin an independent adventure, or you’re ready to start a family with your other half. Whatever the reason – it’s a big deal.
The moving process can be an awfully stressful one, especially if this is your first time. But having said, it’s very exciting too. As long as you properly prepare yourself, there’s no reason the transition should be a bad one. You can even get some tips and advice online on the best ways to get ready for your move. It’s always nice to have people there that can help you too, like family and friends. The more helping hands – the easier the process will be. (And it’ll most likely be cheaper.)

Now that’s all out of the way, and you’ve just finished putting the last moving box into it’s allocated room, you can breathe – you did it – you’re there. Although, now begins a whole new set of tasks, some more important than others, but regardless still all need to be done.
Here’s a reminder, a bit of advice, and a few helpful tips to make the experience a smoother one.

Change your address
A lot of you may have already done this just before you moved, but if you haven’t, you will need to change your address. This is a big one because failure to do so, you will not receive any mail, as well as bills – and you may still be charged for utilities at your old home address which would be a disaster. So make sure this is all set up so you’re receiving the correct mail and only paying for the things that you’re using. This also ties in with making sure you cancel all subscriptions like for certain channels on the tv, as well as the phone lines and internet. Some companies allow you to simply change the address, but a lot of the time it’s easier to cancel everything all together, and start over again once you’re in your new home. You may even get better deals this way too.

Replace the locks
Although the locks in your new house may be perfectly working and in order, it’s a good idea to have them changed regardless, just as an extra form of security. You never know, there may be a copy of keys from the house that someone owns, and if fallen into the wrong hands, could be rather dangerous. So just to be on the safe side, you should contact a company like Positive Security who provide a locksmith service whether that be lock changing and replacement, lock rekeying, broken key removal, and emergency lockout assistance.

This is an obvious job that will need to be done, but it’s very easy to leave it until tomorrow, and then the next day, and then the next. It’s normal to be exhausted, and you absolutely deserve a few days off to settle into your surrounds and recharge, but sooner or later you’re going to have to get going again. Assuming your boxes are all in their allocated rooms already – that’s half of the job done. You don’t have to get everything done at once – although completing one room before starting another is a good idea – go in and spend 30 minutes taking things out of their boxes and arranging them where you want them. Then take a break, go for a walk, have some lunch, watch a few episodes of your favourite series – and then go back and put in another 30 minutes.

Don’t be shy
Moving into a new area can be nerve-racking, understandably. You may not know anyone there, and that can get rather intimidating, especially if you have moved on your own. The key here is not to let your trepidation get the better of you. As scary as it may be, get out of your house and knock on your neighbour’s door – see who’s on either side of you, or opposite even. Say hello and introduce yourself as their new neighbour. You might even find that you don’t have to because they’re already at your door asking you if there’s anything you need to settle in.

So as you can see – it doesn’t take a lot of work – physically or mentally. There are just final loose ends to tie up until you can totally relax in your new place and enjoy the new beginning to the rest of your life.

Making a New House Feel Like YOUR Home

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There are few times in life when you really get a fresh start, but moving house is definitely one of them. It’s a chance to turn over a new leaf- declutter, get organised, decorate and set up your life to be exactly how you want it.

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If you’ve used a moving company like you at least don’t have to worry about physically moving your possessions from A to B, but you will need to spend time unpacking. A new house often doesn’t feel like home right away which can be a strange feeling. If you want to make your new house feel like ‘your’ home as quickly as possible here are a few ideas!

It makes sense that when you move into a new home you will give it a good clean. While the last tenant or owners should have left it in a clean and tidy condition, you will still want to go over it yourself. Scrub kitchens and bathrooms, floors, windows, open windows and doors to air it out. This is useful if the house has been empty for a while. If you’re keeping the carpets, you could hire a carpet cleaner or get a professional carpet cleaning company in to get them up to scratch. This way you don’t feel like you’re living in someone else’s grime and the house feels like yours!

Think About Scents
Chances are you have candles, reed diffusers, plug in air fresheners and other ways to scent the home. It can be tempting to go with all new fragrances but actually, continue using the ones you always do. This will instantly bring a familiar scent into the home which can be comforting and make you feel like it is your space. Buy some spray air fresheners and Febreze too in familiar scents and use these around the home.

Get The Bathrooms Set Up
Moving house is hard work, when you’re feeling stressed and sweaty and the end of the day a hot bath or shower will do wonders for making you feel better. Make sure there are fresh towels and toiletries so you can refresh at the end of the long day. You might need to put a shower curtain up or some storage to house your products. Don’t forget toothpaste, tissue and other essentials

Make Up The Beds With Fresh Bedding
It’s worth having all of your bedding in a separate, clearly labelled box so that when you get to the new place you can get the bed made up right away. That way after a long and tiring day of moving you have fresh familiar beds to get into without having to rummage. The first few days after moving are particularly busy so getting enough rest will certainly make everything less stressful.

How would you make a brand new house feel like home after moving in? If you’ve recently moved, how long did it take you for it to feel like home?

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