So you have decided to move your home to a new one and this event has already started to give you headaches. All people recognize this shifting of homes as one of the biggest pains that leave you stressed for days even before it happens. Regrob team recognized this problem and has identified some useful ways to keep your moving time stress free so you may also experience happiness in moving to your new home.
The day on which you decide to shift your belongings from old home to a new one can be really hectic and full of stress. If we consider the opinion of the mental health experts, moving is in the top most category of stress inducing changes; which the people encounter. The other changes in this category include – job loss, death of loved one, divorce and major illness.
In order to ensure that the moving day goes stress free, we advice you the following tips:
1.Pack an “Open Me First” box
The itinerary of the box would consist of the items used during the last days of old home and during the initial days of new home. Fill the box with towel, toiletries, medication, soap, shampoo, pet bowls, favorite toys, a change of clothes for each family member. A box of cookies can also be a nice pick-me-up on the unpacking day.
2.Send your kids to a relative’s home
You love your children. You will love them even more if they are not underfoot on the moving day. As you will have a notion that the children are safe at their Uncle’s home, you can focus more on the moving.
3.Do not depend completely on professional movers
It is in your best interest to be at your old house until all the items have been moved out. This allows you to make final trip through the house to make certain everything gets loaded into the truck.
4.Choose early morning timings for shifting
In order to be free from the issues such as space for truck parking and traffic jam, it is advisable to choose early morning timings. The additional benefit includes the availability of whole day for the unpacking.
5.Clean up or pay someone else to do it
It would be unethical to leave the old place dirty, so do a final cleaning after the heavy lifting. Similarly a deep cleaning is to be performed at new place before you reach there.
The writer of this post is Ashwani Agarwal Product Manager with Regrob. He’s an engineer but his deep interest in Real estate agents have given him lots of insights about Indian real estate market.