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Relocation Service for the Busy Mover

Nov 29, 2007
Buying a house is exciting and stressful at the same time. It's a wonderful step forward in life and the attainment of a dream. Even so, for some, it can also be a terrible headache. Some things can't be helped. Real estate is complicated and there's nothing simple about purchasing a house. After the deal is closed, though, you still have to move.

Real estate is tricky as well as exhilarating. Once the sale is finished, it's easy to think everything's done. The only trouble is that you have to move into your new place. It can seem like a battle, but these tips can help make moving much easier. With the "heavy lifting" handled, you can focus on your new home.

Packing and Unpacking - The Never Ending Task

Packing always seems to take forever, and it often takes much longer than you'd like. The reason is because most of us don't know how to pack. It's more than just putting things in boxes. Organized packing requires time and patience.

Here are a few tips you can use to organize your relocation. Those printed lists on the boxes that indicate the type of room (kitchen, dining room, living room, etc.) are not just decoration. Use them - it makes life simpler.

If you can pack similar items or rooms together, it will make unpacking easier. And be specific with your packing - give a more details than just kitchen or bedroom. The more you organize as you pack, the easier it will be to unpack. Even putting things in the same corner of a room together can cut unpacking time in half.

Separate your clothes into the ones you'll be using and the ones you'll be storing. There's nothing wrong with using sturdy garbage bags for clothes. Just don't forget there are clothes in them.

Lighten the Load

Moving heavy, bulky stuff is half the headache. The more of your bulky house wares you can get rid of early, the easier you'll have it. It may seem like a waste to get rid of a usable couch, but often, moving into a new home means getting new furniture to match. Unless it has deep sentimental value, get rid of it. It will lower the workload and cost of moving considerably.

For stuff in good repair but in the way, try selling it. Listing in the paper and online can be helpful. Get your "liquidation" sale started well in advance of moving and live without the items if you have to. That way, you can lower the price or start giving things away as you get closer to moving.

If you can't get rid of it, there's always the consignment or donation shops, and they'll usually do pick ups. If you can't donate it, then dispose of it.

Hire Out

By the time you've bought your first home, you and your friends have gone past the days of "moving parties." The timing isn't right, or the vehicles aren't available or whatever. Most people simply break down and hire movers. In the end, you have more control over time and pace of the move.

Getting a mover is a convenient option, but you still have to be ready when they come. Everything has to be packed and ready before they arrive. This also requires some organizing. If you hire movers, start packing early. Make lists and try to get everything done way ahead of time. That way, you'll have plenty of time to forget and remember again all the little details.

If all goes well, you'll be ready to roll hours before the movers arrive. And packing will be one less worry. Remember: it's never too early to start thinking about the actual move.

In some cases, you'll find you're just too busy. A relocation service comes in handy here. They'll help you organize and expedite your move, keeping your headaches and hassles to a minimum. Often times, a relocation service can put you in contact with a moving company, storage facilities and all the other contacts you'll need to make a smooth transition. Getting help when you need it is always a smart choice. Hiring a relocation service can make your life easier.
About the Author
Moving is its own job when you get a new home. In Hendersonville, real estate concerns don't have to be a headache. Sometimes, you just need a little help. The professionals at Preferred Real Estate can assist with your relocation needs. http://www.preferredrealestatecenter.com
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