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Moving House? Here’s How You Can Make it Stress-Free

Ann Susan Paul | 22 October 2020

Although the prospect of moving house is exciting, not many people are fans of the time-daunting process of shifting everything to a new and unfamiliar place. However, careful planning can certainly help you make the experience smooth and fun-filled.

If you have ever moved to a new house, you will agree that moving house is quite a stressful, lengthy, and exhausting experience. And you have, most probably, believed that there is no way to reduce the stress you will experience in the process knowing that you are moving to an unfamiliar house. But what if we tell you that you can make moving into a new house rewarding and stress-free if you organise the process properly? Here are some tips for making the experience enjoyable and rewarding.

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Ask Questions Well Before Moving House

Your house shifting journey starts from looking for properties to rent or buy on property portals. Right after you have had your first viewing of a prospective new home, you often start asking questions. However, very little thought is put into asking questions that can also aid you in your moving. Enquire about the practicalities of moving home to the new location. Try to familiarise yourself with the layout of the property. If possible, try to understand the overall layout of the house so that you can mentally plan where each of your household items would go. It is also a good idea to have a small map of the house to help you decide what goes were.

Hire a Professional House Shifting Company

If you are moving to a new city or a place that is far from your present home, it is always wise to hire professional movers. They would have years of experience helping clients move homes. Be sure to check their safety standards to avoid damages to your items in transit. Some movers will also have a valuation of your house. With this, you will be aware of what services to expect and how much to pay. Some professional movers are willing to store your items for a particular period and deliver it to your new home when you are ready. Depending on when and to where you are moving, they will be able to guide you through the entire process without any hassle.

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Prepare Your New House Well Before Moving

“The house is going to be dirty after the move. So why clean before the boxes arrive?” says every person who is in for a stressful moving experience. There are several perks of having a clean house to move to. If you have access to your new home before moving, ensure that you clean and prepare the property. If you are lucky, the previous owners or tenants might have done this for you already. Even so, doing a quick cleaning will be rewarding. This way, you won’t have to deal with strenuous cleaning and unpacking at the same time. Meanwhile, if possible, ensure that all renovations are done before moving.

The process of moving house is certainly not as simple as it sounds. It is a huge disturbance in your everyday routine. Moreover, it can be a real pain if you are living in a major city like Dubai. From packing to unpacking everything, and above all, staying calm, you need to plan the move and organise accordingly. With planning and order comes the annihilation of chaos.

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