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Cutting Ties – How to Make a Clean Break With Your Old Home

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Moving house? Yikes, that’s big news! Did you that moving house is up there next to losing a job, starting a new job, or even losing a loved one in terms of stress? There’s so much to do and plan, the very least of which is packing up your whole life, putting it in a truck and driving across town to a brand new house. It can seem a bit overwhelming at first, which is why we’ve taken the time to write this helpful blog. So, read on to learn how to cut ties and make a clean break with your old home.

Book Your Removalists Early On

We can’t stress this enough. There is nothing that could be worse than trying to book removalists a few weeks prior to your move only to find that there’s no one available and you’re left with the choice of hiring a truck and calling in favours to friends and family or relying on some dodgy bloke named Gary who’s got a van and a Gumtree advertisement.

As soon as you know you’re moving, as soon as the contract is signed, or the lease is finalised, book your Sydney removalists. As soon as you’ve done that, start saving. Moving a whole house worth of furniture and belongings can cost up to $2000, so you want some money in the bank or some limit on your credit card when the big day comes.

A Word About Utilities

You’re going to want to arrange for the disconnection at your old place and the connection at your new place early on in the piece too. Make a list. Water, gas, power, internet, phone and anything else that you can think of. Most companies can arrange the disconnection and connection in the same call.

While you’re at it, it may be time to shop around for a new deal. Utilities are one area of your life where loyalty definitely doesn’t pay so compare the market and you may save hundreds a year.

Finally, it’s worth making the new connection date a day or two before you officially move in. This is to allow time for any error on the companies past. You don’t want to move into a place with no power, gas, or, god forbid, WiFi.

Cutting Ties

Moving out of a place where you’ve lived for years can be emotional, especially if you’ve raised kids or built strong memories there. You may find yourself tearing up or getting angry for no good reason. It’s perfectly normal, so don’t stress. It may be worth reminding yourself that you’re embarking on a new chapter of your life in a brand new location and that you’ll soon have the opportunity to build some brand new memories to keep for the rest of your life.

It may be worth holding a goodbye ritual. This could be as simple as a house-cooling party with all your friends and loved ones or as complicated as writing a farewell letter to your old home and burning or burying it. Ritualising the goodbye can help you to sever ties.

To Conclude

There you have it. Remember to book your removalists early on to avoid stress closer to the move and begin saving for the cost of moving. Disconnect and arrange connections of your utilities and shop around for a better deal. Make sure that you properly cut ties with your old pace as well. This could take the form of a house-cooling or a goodbye ritual. And get ready for the next big stage as you move on to bigger and better things.

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