If you are like many of my clients, getting older has you contemplating where you want to live in retirement. Maybe this means downsizing. Or perhaps, you want to move to another city for the warmer weather. Or to be closer to grandkids.

No matter what may be driving a potential move, there’s no denying the process can be stressful. Even if it is fulfilling a deep held desire for your future.

As I often remind you, though, you don’t have to do everything on your own. In fact, moving house is the perfect time to reach out for some help.

With that in mind, here’s three smart ways to outsource your needs for a seamless and stress-free move.

One – Cleaning Services

If you are trying to sell your current property, you must leave it in top condition for the next tenant. This often means you need to clear clutter from your home and deep clean the space – not only as you move out but before any viewings. After all, prospective buyers are unlikely to fall in love with a space that is dirty and cluttered as it does not feel like a nice home environment.

However, if you feel overwhelmed by cleaning (especially when you’ve got 100+ other things to do), you can save yourself a great deal and energy by hiring a cleaner to carry out these tasks on your behalf.

Two – Self- Storage Services

Packing up your belongings and transporting them safely to your new home is one of the more stressful tasks associated with moving – though it’s often left to the last minute. This means it’s beneficial to get started on packing sooner rather than later, so you can ensure everything is stored correctly and will not get damaged or lost during transit.

If you don’t want to be surrounded by boxes, you can store them in a self-storage unit once packed, such as those provided by Storage Area. This will give you great peace of mind as you know they are in a safe, secure area. Having your own storage unit can also prove to be useful when you’re unpacking too, as you can pick up one box at a time and unpack leisurely as opposed to being overwhelmed on your first night at your new home.

This will also make it easier if you’re carrying out any renovation tasks at your current home or in your new home.

Three – Realtor Services

According to a recent study, 12% of buyers navigate the process of finding and buying a home without the help of a realtor, to cut down on the costs associated with moving. However, if considering this route, you must be aware of the extra work that comes alongside this. You will have to find prospective properties, carry out inspections and navigate complicated legal paperwork alone. As such, there are many benefits of working with a realtor during this time, especially when it comes to more complex tasks such as getting contracts together.

After all, they are much less likely to make a mistake on paperwork that could land you in trouble further down the line. A realtor can also help you when it comes to negotiating, which can reduce your overall expenses quite considerably.

Moving often ushers in a new season of life.

And finding help to make the transition can go a long way to ensuring you are building a life you love with a bit less stress and strain. Remember that sometimes, a big change is often the key to living the life you always desired.

Want more ways to help reduce stress before a move – or to make your home more enjoyable?

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