Moving house is a time of a mixture of emotions. Excitement over new beginnings, stress at all the work that has to be done and worry that you’re not going to be able to afford it, plus a myriad of others.
Don’t Take Time Off
If you have holiday to use up, then by all means use it to complete your move. If, however, you can’t take a day off without losing money then try and keep your move to days off or the evenings. If you have the ability to move stuff over from one house to the other slowly but surely, use this and avoid spending more money than you have to. You may need to put it more towards getting your new home up to scratch with your own personal tastes.
Hire a Mover
This may seem completely against the grain of saving money, but you’ve got to think outside the box. There is a lot of space that these moving vans can provide to you, and more often than not it can all be moved in one trip. That’s not something to scoff at – especially if you take into consideration the amount of time, money and effort that you will have to spend on tripping back and forth in your car to get everything over. Especially if you are moving more than 10 miles away, this can seriously add up. Take a look into what moving companies are available to help you in your area. You get the added bonus of the drivers coming in to help you place your belongings wherever you want in your new home.
Pull In Friends and Family
There’s a lot to be said for those we’ve got around us. They’re often there to help at the drop of a hat, and this desire doesn’t go away when you move house. If somebody offers you a hand with any part of the move, take it. Remember to not take advantage and know your limits and boundaries with them, i.e. if you know that somebody gets tired quickly, don’t set them on moving heavy boxes for the whole day.
Throw Away Old Junk
If you haven’t used something in ages, have never used it in the first place or have pulled something down from the loft that you had forgotten that you ever owned, don’t bring it with you. You’ll save so much space and not have to carry so much stuff over to your new house. Take it to a charity shop to donate it, throw it in the trash or give it to somebody who wants it – just don’t bring it with you. If it hasn’t had any impact on your life up to now in the house that you’ve just sold, it won’t have any impact on your life in your new house, and don’t try to convince yourself otherwise! It’s time to say goodbye and let whatever it is live their own new lives in their own new home … wherever that may be.
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