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Relocation tips

easy movingMoving is often regarded as being up there with divorce and even death as one of life’s most stressful experiences, but the reality does not have to be this way.  There are some common stress factors associated with moving; if you can avoid these, a lot of the hassle of moving can be reduced by a very significant degree.

One good tip is to go all-in when it comes to packing supplies.  There are very few aspects of the relocation process that are quite as irritating as having to go back to the store in the middle of packing because you need another box or roll of tape.  The answer is to stock up on extra boxes, tape, labels, padding and wrap before you start packing, even if you get more than you think you are going to need.

Another good tip is to get rid of all unnecessary clutter in your home prior to the move.  If you no longer have any use for an item, sell it.  You can sell items online or at a garage sale, and this will give you extra money to put toward your relocation.  There is no pointing paying extra money to your moving company to transport clutter to your new home.

It is important manage and track your inventory.  You should approach this part of the relocation process in the same way as a store manager.  Use serial numbers for big items in your relocation records binder.  You can also use this as an opportunity to see if any of your important household appliances need updating.

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