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Moving In With Less Stress

March 27th, 2012 3:48 pm by

Moving in can be stressful enough.  However, there are several things you can do to minimize the feelings of stress and anxiety.  Once you have moved out and are about to move in, taking possession of your goods is the first step forward.  The important thing to keep in mind is that preparation is the key.  Preparing for that day does take time and logistics.  If you are purchasing a home, make sure that you leave a day of cushion after closing, before you plan your move with your mover.  This is so important and worth the extra day in a hotel.  Sometimes a closing can pose some challenges.  Believe you me, your realtor will do anything in his or her power to prevent a delay in closing. However, there are some things that are beyond their control, which can cause a delay.  If that is the unfortunate case, you do not want to have to reschedule a moving date with movers waiting for you at a house you cannot get into.  It will cost you more than time, at that point.  Your professionals here at Highland understand that things happen, however you should take some precautions to prevent this stressful situation.

Another tip to keep in mind.  If you are moving into to a home that requires renovations, you may want to consider moving in, after some of the work has been completed.  For your safety and the safety of your movers, you do not want to take possession of your goods in a construction zone.

Schedule the transfer of your utilities accordingly.  You want to make sure that there is no gap in coverage.  This can cause a gap in service and additional fees. So check with your utility companies. 

Thinking of various situations ahead of time and making accommodations for them will give you reassurance and in turn help reduce stress.