by Brian McKay

Moving house is going to be one of the most stressful things that you do, we all know this. After all, it happens to be one of the biggest purchases you can make. But, how do you ensure that things go smoothly? Of course, there are always going to be highs and lows to the process of moving house and some of the most stressful aspects are often involved in the actual completion of the sale. However, there are also things we can all forget when it comes to the actual moving side of things, so I thought highlighting them may help you get through the house move unscathed.


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Have you sorted out all the legal side of things?

Most of the legal side of things when it comes to a house move will be taken care of lawyers. They tend to handle the paperwork, the transactions of money, and overall help you to complete your sale. That’s as simple as it gets, but what can make it complicated is if you are moving to a different state or even to a different country. This is when you may need to enlist the help of immigration lawyers to handle that side of the paperwork for you. You may need to be thinking about visas or getting certain permissions to live there. It might even involve providing proof of income and job security in that country or state. But the legal teams that specialize in this area will advise on the best course of action.


Organising your packing will make things simple

Packing can be one of those tasks that feels never ending. But often it isn’t the packing that causes the problem it is the unpacking when you arrive. It can feel like a tough task to overcome so it might be worth trying to make things more simple. First of all, don’t leave it until the last minute to pack as this means you will end up flustered and could pack wrongly by putting fragile stuff in with things that could break them, for example. Instead, take your time to pack up and do it slowly. Also, while packing think about your new place and what you might want in each room. Pack the boxes for your new house and clearly mark where the box is intended for. This will really help when unloading and also when you begin the gruelling task of unpacking. No one said it would be easy, but it will be worth it in the end.


Have an emergency box packed for when you arrive

Finally, a house move is never going to be completed in one day. Sure the legal and paperwork side of things will be done but moving and unpacking can take days, even weeks to complete. This is when an emergency box could help you but having all of the essentials you need, at least for the next 24 hours. You could add the kettle and toaster, a few mugs and energy food items. Even you change of clothes and toiletries for the next day. This saves you hunting through boxes and feeling stressed out in the morning.

I hope that these three tips help you not to forget some of the main problems you could face when moving home.


Brian McKay is a co-founder of zenruption, the President of Extra Pro Services and the President and creator of PETiO DOOR INC. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Gonzaga University and an M.B.A. from Boise State University (yes that blue field). His goal in life is to look out for the regular guy and bring as much knowledge and change to this world as he can. His purpose in founding zenruption was to do just that and help craft the world he wants his daughter to inherit. Please feel free to email him any feedback or article ideas at brian@zenruption.comTwitter or Facebook.