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DIY Moving - 10 Tips To Make It Easier For You When You Move To A New House

Moving to a new house is extremely stressful - nobody likes to do it.

There are a couple of things you yourself can do to make it easier though.

First of all - really clean the house that you are moving out of BEFORE you move out. This is unusual advice, since when you're moving things will get dirty again. But there's a good reason for that: when you clean, you get in contact with all the stuff that has accumulated in your house or appartment for years and years. And let's be honest: a lot of that stuff is stuff that you will never use again, never look at again. It's just clutter that's taking up space and energy. So in the process of cleaning, let go of your clutter things.

Also when you are cleaning you can already break things down into certain categories:

* Some things that is just clutter and that you throw away;

* Some things that are "keepers" basically because you don't want to let go of them - but you will Not use them any time soon. These can be put in boxes, labeled and stored in a separate place. That way, when you arrive in your new home you will know that you don't have to open these boxes right now but can just put them in the storage place and take care of more important things first.

* Instruct your moving company to stack all the boxes at the destination so that the labels are showing. It's so easy to do, but if you don't say it many packers will not care to do it and that will be a lot more work for you.

* When you label the boxes also think where will you want the box to be - in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in the livingroom, kids room, bed room, etc? This way they will even move the packages to the right room already!

* If you have pets make sure their carrying cages are clean and that you have their food ready for them right when you arrive.

* If you have kid: pick their favourite DVDs and tape them on top of the DVD player. When you arrive at your new home and are busy unpacking and setting things up, your kids will be distracted and won't be in your way of getting things done.

* Put soap, towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste in a place where you can find it easily - cause otherwise you might have to look for it in "some box somewhere" when nighttime comes.

* If you or a family member takes any kind of medication, make sure that is stacked accessible too.

* A suitcase full of extra clothes for each family member.

* Anything valuable like jewelry, documents, important paperwork, computers that contain important business data, etc. you should carry yourself and not hand over to the moving company.

Another thing to remember is that - unless you have made special arrangements - you will have to clean up your old house after moving out. So packing your vacuum cleaner, brushes, brooms and other cleaning equipment in boxes that get transported to your new home isn't necessarily the best idea - unless you outsource the cleaning to a cleaning company. Otherwise, keep the cleaning equipment in the old house and only drive it over once you cleaned the house.

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