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Moving: Making it stress-free

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According to the U. S. Census Bureau, out of a population of 282,556,000 people, 40,093,000 moved. That’s an overall percentage of 14.19 percent annually.

Congratulations you’ve finally closed on your new home! You’re excited but now it’s time to call the movers, pack and get rid of clutter that you won’t need in your new home.

With everyone so busy these days, moving can be an organizational challenge.

Moving is one of the most difficult things you'll ever do, with most feeling the stress build from the moment the decision is made. It’s a daunting task with a myriad of to-dos. There are so many pieces to the moving puzzle and you need to make sure you don’t leave any part of that puzzle out.

Are you moving during a particularly stressful time in your life? Are you moving during the holidays? Are you a procrastinator who will put important things off until the last minute – creating even more stress for yourself? Do you work and plan on taking care of the move after a full day of work when you’re already exhausted?

Who is the best mover to call? What do you take with you to your new home? What do you purge? What do you donate?

Once you arrive at your new home, will you feel calm and in the mood to direct the movers to where everything needs to go? What will you unpack first?

If you’re organized and great at coordinating everything you need to do to ensure a smooth move – kudos!

And don’t forget your "Open First Box", the box that contains the essentials of life: coffeemaker and children's nighttime “can’t do with-outs”, sheets, blankets, pillows, alarm clock – and all of your immediate must-have essentials.

But if you lead a busy life, you’re not organized, don’t know where to begin or feeling overwhelmed, there are professional move in - move out organizers who can arrange for the mover, organize your move, help you to get rid of clutter that you don’t want to bring to your new home and much more.

A good professional organizer who handles move in and move outs is worth their weight in gold! They handle everything, freeing you up to do other important things in your life. They offer all aspects of moving assistance from recommending and working with your mover, to packing, de-cluttering, unpacking, and put-away services.They ensure that your move is painless from beginning to end.

Moving companies –especially in the Tri-State area love working with professional organizers because together they make each client’s move seamless. And who wouldn’t want that?

I was present at one of my client’s move outs and was just amazed at the way the professional organizer handled everything.

Your real estate agent or broker can likely recommend someone they work with. As a real estate agent, I depend on Donna David & Co for my clients moves. Donna and her company have moved many of my clients and I am delighted for the thanks I receive for the recommendation because everything went perfectly.

A home move can be stressful. If you’re moving, think about what will make your life the easiest and most stress-free event. Whether you’re one person or an entire family, consider what will help you make your move in and out -- the most comfortable and hassle-free experience.

Once you’re settled in – enjoy your new home!

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