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Household move stress reduction tips

Reduce stress while movingIt is said that moving house is one of the most stressful events we can go through; however, there are several tips for making your move a little less stressful. When there is so much going on, it only takes a few small details that are not quite right and the moving process becomes something that is very difficult to handle. Before your home relocation, make sure that you are aware just how stressful the process can be and prepare yourself for it.

One tip is to factor into the budget the cost of eating out. When you are in the middle of a house move the last thing you need to be worried about is preparing meals. Accept that this is often not going to be practical and consider taking your family to a nearby restaurant for their meals for the last couple of days before you leave your old home and the first couple of days in your new one.

Planning the packing will help to make it much less stressful, and if you can clear out anything that you do not want at the same time you are making things easier for both your moving company and yourself. Disposing of unwanted items means that there is much less to unpack at the other end, making this part of the process quicker and less stressful.

Finally, get a babysitter. If your kids are younger than teenage years then they are likely to find the day of the move tiring, which adds to the pressure if you are looking after them yourself.   

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