Moving Out The No-tears Way Leaving a home can be emotional. As the rooms gradually empty out its contents into packing boxes, you canít help but feel a sense of sadness. Itís not just some roof over walls youíre leaving but countless, un-exchangeable memories with your loved ones that took years to build.Cry all you want, but make sure itís because of nostalgia, and not because of stress. Yes, stress. Here are a few tips then to make house moves as no-tears as possible.Discard like a devil. So youíre sentimental and you donít want to ever throw away that wooden rocking horse. Consider if youíve got space for it in the new house youíre moving in. If you think itíll just remain in the basement anyway, and then discard it right now. Or you might want to hold a garage sale. Get rid of junk and make fast buck at the same time.Pack like a care bear. Youíll need lots of newspapers and bubble wrap for this. (Remember, never a dull moment with bubble wrap) Wrap and stuff glasses with newspapers. Itís good if you had saved your appliancesí original boxes because thatís where theyíre safest. You can also wrap breakables in towels or sheets. The thing to remember here is that if you want your things to survive the trip to the
new house, go the extra mile in packing them.Label like a vandal. Youíll need markers for this and a patient wrist. Ideally, you should label boxes (on top and sides) with names of where theyíre going in the new house to make it easier for the movers. To make it easier on your part, label the boxes with their original location in the old house as well. That way you know where you can get anything.Prepare like a true boy scout/girl scout. Make lists of things to do, and plan ahead. Donít scrimp on the moving company that youíll hire. Theyíve got hardy and friendly folks whoíll save you from the backache. But if youíre up for the challenge, and you want to get real intimate with the process, you can also rent a moving truck and do the hard work yourself. About the author:Amos writes articles and press releases for OzfreeOnline - this piece she made served as an article exclusive for Ozfree Real Estate- which offers a comprehensive list of office & commercial real estates, apartment and house for rent, online real estate, house for sale, property listing, real property search and an apartment finder to thousands of properties in Australia.
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