5 Things Everyone Hates About Moving to a New House And How to Deal with Them?

5 Things Everyone Hates About Moving to a New House And How to Deal with Them?

Leaving your old home and moving to a new one can be quite a task if not planned properly. Arranging for packers and movers, deciding what to take and what to leave, arranging the papers, keep in mind the essentials and many more tasks get assembled during the week of moving.

In this post, we’ll point out 5 of the most talked about things almost everyone hates about moving and how to deal with them. Let’s get started, shall we?

1. Hiring A Decent Packers and Movers Company

Movers

Hiring a decent moving company is not as easy as it sounds. Don’t let the simplicity of this problem fool you. I know that there are scores, if not hundreds, of moving companies operating in your desired area but finding a good one can really be a tough task.

There are several factors that you need to keep in mind before hiring a packers and movers company. Their licensing, how’d they treat your precious things, their reputation and above all, their charges. Many companies loot the customers by sucking in heavy charges for their services and since most of the first time movers are so out of ideas, they don’t even negotiate.

How to deal with it?

Open at least 5 local business listing sites like yellow-pages and yelp and contact those companies who have the highest ratings there. These sites don’t have paid ratings and thus, you can believe what they suggest. Compare their pricing and NEGOTIATE.

2. Separating Mismatched Items From Each Other While Packing

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Before moving, you probably didn’t know the amount of stuff you have in your own house. The forgotten bedsheets, abandoned utensils, and lost items which you didn’t even know existed. You will end up punching yourself after taking out all those age-old items. The next thing? Sorting!

This is the part which annoys me the most. It takes an entire day or even two to sort all the things according to their matching items, usability, and the importance they hold in your lives.

How to deal with it?

Start planning your moving day in advance. Keep the things which matter at a place together so that they won’t be forgotten or lost. Keep a catalog or just a mental note which will help you in sorting things together. Prioritise the boxes and label them.

3. Cancelling All The Utilities and Starting New Ones at Your New Place

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All the way from the laundry man to the household help, you’ll have to cancel all the pre-set utility arrangements when you decide to move to a new home. Not only this, there are tasks like taking the last electricity meter readings, paying your dues, changing the official address in passport, social security, online food delivery apps which can effectively make your entire week hustling.

How to deal with it?

Honestly speaking, this is one thing where you have to do all those things no matter how bad you want to just sleep it off. There are online portals which can make your job easier in canceling your on-going utilities. We’d suggest, if you actually want to make this moving procedure even more smooth, to take out one day specially dedicated to this.

4. Too Much Fatigue

Fatigue

Packing up all of your stuff and arranging for the transportation can really be tiresome and the fatigue is unspeakable. The kind of stress moving process lends to a human’s brain and body is enormous. You need to pack every object carefully, place them in the boxes – carefully, label them, move them to the truck, unpack them in your new home, arranging them as per your needs. This is just the physical tension we’re talking about here.

Taking about mental stress, you know how it goes.

How to deal with it?

Hire someone to take care of your packing and unpacking. If your house is big and the things are enormous in size, it is suggested that you go to a packer and mover company. This has already been covered in the initial part of this blog.

5. Leaving The Old Neighbors and Society

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If you have lived at a place long enough, it is understandable that the bond between you and your neighbors is tight. Even if you are not so social, emotions will be triggered when you are moving to a new home.

Also, if you have been living in a society, eyes get a bit teary when you leave known people and known faces. The anxiety of meeting new faces takes it’s toll if you are not a social person.

How to deal with it?

John F. Kennedy has rightly said that “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” Although you might argue that the context might not be the same but if you’d look closely. you’d know that this can be applied to every change you do in your life. Be it your personality or the house you have been living for 20 years, you need to move on.

Have a happy, safe and easy moving guys! cheers.

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