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For homeowners and tenants, preparing a home move is one of the most stressful things that you will have to do. Even though with hindsight, you might say that you started too late, it’s never easy to know how to plan properly to move out and when is the right time to begin. Should you really start packing months in advance or can you wait until the last few weeks? What is the right schedule to follow? Can you do it on your own to save cost or should you work with a professional? There are so many questions that all deserve an answer! Don’t panic: Here are a few tips from people who know how to reduce the home move stress to a minimum and still have a good time.

Start Planning Now: It Is Never Too Early

As a general rule, you will need to count around twelve to eight weeks of planning and packing before your moving date. Why should you start so early? The answer is dead simple: You will need to make a list of all your belongings to gauge how many boxes you will need. It’s about judging quantities here; you don’t need to have a detailed list of every single object; some people prefer to divide their belongings by room. You can start with a pen and a notebook, or, you can use free list apps, such as Trello. As you evaluate what you have, you may come across items that you don’t use or need anymore: This is the perfect time to declutter your house, as this means less packing and more money! Start packing your boxes eight to six weeks in advance and work your way through the various rooms in your house, one at a time. You just need to leave the minimum in each room – this includes your wardrobe – and to pack the rest away safely.

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Don’t Do It On Your Own

There is a lot to do to prepare for your move, so the best way is to create a home move team. You can recruit friends and family to help you pack your stuff and clean the rooms in your old house if they are willing to help of course! Don’t forget to prepare a yummy dinner to thank everyone for their hard work at the end of the day. It’s best to get in touch with Moving Companies six to four weeks in advance as this will save you a lost of stress and troubles in the long term.

Don’t Forget About Parties

Last, but not least, always plan for two parties when you move. You need to prepare a goodbye party, which could happen at your favorite local restaurant on the day before moving out if you don’t want to add to your cleaning! Three to four weeks after you’ve moved in is the right time to invite your friends, family and new neighbors to a housewarming party. Prepare a simple buffet, or even ask people if they want to bring something for the buffet and make room for joy and friendship into the new house!

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