8 Ways to Make Your Move Less Stressful

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Whether you’re a new homeowner going through the process of purchasing your first dream home in Boston or whether you’re already a part of the property ladder, this is one of the most exciting times you’ll experience in your life. Your new dream home awaits! However, moving into your home is not the same everything time, and there are some things you should be aware of to make the whole process as smooth and as stress-free as possible!

Be as Organized as Possible

When you start planning your move, to ensure a stress-free process, it’s highly recommended that you make lists of everything you’ll need. List out the items in the list below. List out the essential items you want to pack. Put lists on what’s in each of your packing boxes. The more lists you have, the less stress you’ll have.

Safety First!

If you have children, child-proofing your home is one of the first things you should do. This means installing barriers on your stairs at both ends, installing plug covers and any other essential dangers that are prevalent in your household. This will also mean setting up your baby’s cot, window guards and most importantly, cordless blinds, one of the most overlooked safety features in American homes.

Get Connected!

One of the first things you’ll want to do is to get your new property online. Not only can it take time to get yourself connected, but it will also help to make your life so much more convenient, saving you stress and money.

Share Your Information

Another important aspect to remember is to let people know that you have moved to the beautiful Boston area! Don’t forget to send a text or a mass email to your friends and family so have all your details such as your new address and your new landline phone number!

Don’t Just Share with Family and Friends

Don’t forget to share your new details with the companies and services you are registered with. This includes your magazine and television subscriptions as well as your car insurance companies and car registration details. More importantly, you’ll need to remember to update your electoral roll details and your bank, so you know you’re getting your all your relevant documents.

Invest in Insurance

Now that you’re in the process of moving into your new property, you want to ensure that all your items and products are protected. This means investing in home insurance. In particular, contents insurance. You’ll want to be sure that your protection starts the day you move in as well as ending your previous contract on your old house the day you move out.

Andy H. Perry, a lifestyle writer for State of Writing who recently moved to the Boston area, explains, “I moved to Boston about four months ago and instantly regretted not getting insurance on my belongings. However, this wasn’t insurance for my home; this was insurance that covered my belongings in transit with my removal company. They offered it to me under no guarantee that everything would arrive in one piece. Having just bought a home and trying to save money, I regretfully declined their offer.”

Smart Unpacking

When you’re packing for your new house, pack smart. This means packing the essentials that you’ll need as soon as you get to your new property last, so you’ll have easy access to them when you get to your new place. This will give you easy access to everything you need without having to worry about anything you need as it’s all easy reach. This means less stress and an easier move altogether.

Peter C. Brewer, a freelancer writer for dissertation writing, describes his experience, “Smart packing saved me so much time and money. By packing smart, as a freelancer writer, I was able to organise all my belongings into one place, keeping my work stuff separate from my home stuff. This meant I was able to set my office quickly and efficiently with minimal disruption to my work!”

Clean Your House

Just before you start unpacking all your larger belongings and the most of your boxes, it’s highly recommended that you give your home its first ever deep clean. This means you’ll have a fresh slate so you can really call your new house a home.
This is the beginning of the new life in your new house so make all those preparations before moving in. Good Luck!

Brenda Berg is a professional with over 15 years of experience in business management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Consultant and tutor for college students and entrepreneurs at Academized. She believes that constant learning is the only way to success. You can visit her personal blog at Letsgoandlearn.com

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