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Ways to Reduce the Stress of Moving Home

If you asked anyone what would be at the top of their stress list, moving house would be mentioned time and time again. According to a survey by Which? a house move triggers more anxiety than changing jobs, getting married, or having children.

We work hard to reduce the stresses for our customers that surround their house move. Here are some expert tips to ensure you keep the smooth in your move.

  1. Set yourself a moving budget
    • With a house move there are several costs to consider from mortgage fees and stamp duty to removals and storage. By thinking through all these costs, you will reduce the likelihood of any financial anxiety through the moving process.
  2. Start packing early
    • Never underestimate how much time it takes to pack up a home. By sorting out your belongings early, and clearing out anything unwanted before you move, you will ease the pressure massively.
  3. Label your boxes with the room they are for
    • Make sure your belongings end up where they need to be on move day by clearly stating their destination. Also, whilst it may seem laborious at the time, if you make a list of the contents of each box you will cut down on the time needed to locate that pesky screwdriver or bed linen.
  4. Get to know your new area before you move
    • Whether it is choosing a new school for your children, or simply finding out where you can buy a pint of milk, make sure you spend some time exploring your new location.
  5. Set up a postal re-direction service
    • You can apply for the Royal Mail’s Redirection Service up to 3 months before your actual moving date. A minimum of 5 days is needed to get it up and running, so try not to leave it until the last minute.
  6. Arrange for children and pets to be looked after
    • There is enough to do on the big day without spending time entertaining little ones or calming the nerves of anxious pets. If you can, find someone to look after your family members – furry and non-furry - whilst you get your new home sorted. You can then introduce your children and pets to their new home once everything has been arranged for them, minimising the amount of stress for everyone.
  7. Set aside a box with your day 1 essentials
    • We always leave our customers a welcome pack with essentials such as tea and coffee and some sweet treats to keep energy levels up. We do however suggest you pack a box containing everything you are going to need for your first day in your new home.

If you would like to find out more about buying a new home from Grace Homes call 01536 740019.

If you asked anyone what would be at the top of their stress list, moving house would be mentioned time and time again. According to a survey by Which? a house move triggers more anxiety than changing jobs, getting married, or having children.

We work hard to reduce the stresses for our customers that surround their house move. Here are some expert tips to ensure you keep the smooth in your move.

  1. Set yourself a moving budget
    • With a house move there are several costs to consider from mortgage fees and stamp duty to removals and storage. By thinking through all these costs, you will reduce the likelihood of any financial anxiety through the moving process.
  2. Start packing early
    • Never underestimate how much time it takes to pack up a home. By sorting out your belongings early, and clearing out anything unwanted before you move, you will ease the pressure massively.
  3. Label your boxes with the room they are for
    • Make sure your belongings end up where they need to be on move day by clearly stating their destination. Also, whilst it may seem laborious at the time, if you make a list of the contents of each box you will cut down on the time needed to locate that pesky screwdriver or bed linen.
  4. Get to know your new area before you move
    • Whether it is choosing a new school for your children, or simply finding out where you can buy a pint of milk, make sure you spend some time exploring your new location.
  5. Set up a postal re-direction service
    • You can apply for the Royal Mail’s Redirection Service up to 3 months before your actual moving date. A minimum of 5 days is needed to get it up and running, so try not to leave it until the last minute.
  6. Arrange for children and pets to be looked after
    • There is enough to do on the big day without spending time entertaining little ones or calming the nerves of anxious pets. If you can, find someone to look after your family members – furry and non-furry - whilst you get your new home sorted. You can then introduce your children and pets to their new home once everything has been arranged for them, minimising the amount of stress for everyone.
  7. Set aside a box with your day 1 essentials
    • We always leave our customers a welcome pack with essentials such as tea and coffee and some sweet treats to keep energy levels up. We do however suggest you pack a box containing everything you are going to need for your first day in your new home.

If you would like to find out more about buying a new home from Grace Homes call 01536 740019.

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