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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.

Moving Tips: Here is How you should be Packing your Interior Furniture

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Planning to move soon but can’t set the mood to pack your essentials and get things started? We know how you feel! Because packing can be time-consuming, tiring and laborious, many people shy away from the responsibility until the last minute. However, the main reason you’re feeling so lazy is that you don’t have it planned. If you take out the time and pen down each and everything you need to do, you won’t feel the weight of the responsibility.

One thing which you must worry about when you’re packing is your furniture. Not only do furniture pieces take up more space at the back of the truck, but it is also a big hassle to pack them, especially if you don’t know how to do it.

Keeping this in mind, here are a few moving tips which will help you pack your furniture and make sure it is safely delivered to your new home.

Make an Inventory

Before you do anything else, you need to know the items that will go with you. This is why you need to make an inventory which includes everything in your house.Separate the items into three categories – donate, sell and keep. This will help you know the essentials you’ll take along and will reduce your stress of packing. So, decide on the furniture you’ll keep and the ones you’ll sell or donate so you know what you have to do.

Empty Everything

The first thing you need to do once you have your inventory on hand is to empty everything that’s inside your furniture. Things such as dresser drawers and wardrobes store a lot of clothes and other such essentials in them,so it is crucial that you take everything out before you move. This is vital because not only will this make it easier for you to transport them but also save them from any damages which may occur if they are filled. Also, make it a point to clean and wipe down everything to get rid of dust and dirt.

Dissemble the Furniture

Next, you need to disassemble the pieces you want to pack and make sure you do it one by one. Instead of trying on your own, consult the instructions manual or browse the internet about how you can disassemble a particular piece of furniture.

Remember, experimenting with the furniture can damage the item so make sure you follow the rules. Also, for quick assembly later, make sure you take lots of pictures during the disassembly process, so you know where everything goes. Also, remember to store the nuts and bolts for each of the items so it can be easier for you later.

Gather Your Supplies

If you haven’t done it already, make sure you get everything you need in bulk,so you don’t have to run to the store because you were finished with the tape. For furniture packing, you’ll need boxes (for sofa cushions, upholstery, and other such smaller items), bubble wrap, packing blankets and plenty of tapes.It is also recommended that you purchase some padding for your furniture because you will need it,especially when you are packing fragile items.

Start Packing

Once you have emptied the items, dissembled them and gathered your supplies, you need to start the packing process. The key to packing furniture is to make sure it is arranged to easily fit at the back of the truck and be safe from any damage or scratches. For this to happen, you need to bubble wrap smaller items which can break and provide padding for other furniture such as bed poles,etc. so they don’t get scratched during the move. Remember to pay special attention to the corners and anything that’s protruding because these edges can get damaged.

Take Your Time

Finally, when you’re packing your furniture or anything else, you need to remember not to get anxious because your stress will do nothing but spoil your plan. Remember it will take you some time to pack everything properly and it might seem like you didn’t do a good job, but as long as the items are safe, you’re okay.

Moving into a new house doesn’t come without its fair share of problems. This is why you need to make sure you have a checklist to help you out in every way possible.

Author Bio:

Jenny HarrisonJenny Harrison is a passionate technology and lifestyle blogger. She loves to get engaged with the readers who are seeking for home, lifestyle and tech related information on the internet. She is a featured blogger at various high authority blogs and magazines in which she shared her research and experience with the vast online community.Currently associated with ‘All Around Moving Services Company, Inc.’ Specializes in arranging and assembling services of professional and skilled local movers locally in New York City as well as areas in New Jersey, Connecticut and the Miami Dale area in South Florida for their blog operations.Follow her on twitter @MJennyHarrison for more updates.