Three Ways to Take the Stress Out of Moving House

Moving house is a stressful time, but if you are organised and well prepared then it can be a lot easier and not quite as stressful! If you have a move coming up, or are thinking of moving, here are a few things that you can do to prepare for that to make it easier for you…

Have a Clear Out – Moving lots of stuff that you no longer use or is no good is something that will just cause extra work in the long run, as well as clutter in your new home! If you want to have a fresh start, then now is the time to have a clear out.

Go through the things that you no longer use and donate them to a charity or hold a car boot sale. If you have a lot of rubbish that is no good to anyone, then you might want to think about getting a skip so that you can dispose of it all properly.

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If you have a lot of documents and paperwork that you no longer need, these need to be carefully disposed of by a confidential shredding service like this to prevent the risk of data theft – things like old bank statements, letters and anything that contains personal details should be disposed of this way.

Change your Address Details – Making sure that everyone who needs to know is aware of your move and knows your new address details is important. Official documents may need to be changed, so let people know as soon as possible. Some examples of who you need to tell include the DVLA, your workplace, your doctors and dentists and your child’s school.

It is also a good idea to use the Royal Mail service for redirecting your post, so if you forget anything you can be sure that your post will still get to you.

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Get to Know your New Area – When you move to a new area there are lots of practicalities and differences. Find out where local amenities are, take a walk around the area at different times of day to get to know it better, chat to your new neighbours and do a test run at the time you would normally leave to work out how long commuting to work will take from your new home.