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They say that behind death and divorce, moving house is the third most stressful event people will be involved in over the course of their lifetime. Once the house hunting, negotiations and paperwork are complete, the really hard work begins: painting, redecorating, knocking down walls. Never fear - whether you’re relocating abroad for the first time or moving house within your new home country, AngloINFO has the resources to make your move smoother.
A smooth move is a well-planned move. While it’s always tempting to go with the flow, a good checklist is worth its weight in gold and can save a lot of last-minute improvisation and panic. Here are our four best tips:
Make a complete list of the administrative matters that need to be taken care of, like updating utility companies, as well as all of the things that need to be packed. Our Moving House Information Page will give you a few pointers.
2. Get professional help
While you may be inclined to do it all yourself, those extra hands really will lighten the load. You can find contact details for moving companies in the Removals, Transport & Storage category of the AngloINFO Business Directory.
3. Do as much as possible before moving
Make sure the new place is as prepared as possible before you move in - it’s a lot harder to paint a room when it’s full of furniture! You’ll find lots of help getting the place shipshape in the House & Home Improvements category of the Business Directory.
4. Don’t take it all with you
Moving house is a great opportunity to de-clutter, and you’ll be amazed at how much junk, detritus you’ve accumulated