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5 Simple changes to help make moving less stressful

By Andrew Bellino

1. Get help with the packing/unpacking

Now’s the time to call in those favours. There’s no feeling quite like getting that final box unpacked and that last piece of furniture in place.

2. Get power from a company that communicates

Not all energy providers are created equal. Some will keep you up to date with your connections and some leave it up to you to connect them. But who has time for an extra task in moving week! Do some research and look for companies which contact you or better yet, text you, on the progress of your power.

Forgotten to get connected? Don’t worry – there are some power providers who can get you set up with just a days notice.

3. Don’t sweat the small stuff

Not everything has to be perfectly positioned from day dot. Step 1 is just to get everything into your new home, you can worry about where things go at a later date.

Consider this step your chance to experiment with room layouts.

As long as your heavy items are in place, and cumbersome items such as beds are in the right rooms, you should feel like you’ve done a great job.

4. Get an end of lease cleaner

Whether you’re moving from a rental or your own property, an end of lease cleaner will give the place a good once over so you don’t have to.

It’s not uncommon for people to pack the vacuum and the cleaning gear by mistake. Don’t let it bother you – hire a professional so you can focus on your new home.

Or, if that’s not an option – clean room by room as you pack so you don’t get left with the whole house to do at once on moving day.

5. Don’t get new furniture delivered on moving day

While everything may be planned out, you can never really tell what’s going to happen on moving day. Traffic could be busier than expected, the weather could cause delays or you could just take longer to unpack than you think.

Make things easier on yourself by arranging any deliveries for the day after moving day at the earliest. There’s nothing worse than rushing through traffic to beat a delivery man.

Article courtesy of realestate.com.au

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