The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - New Homes -

There’s some­thing about the stress of a house move that throws peo­ple into sur­vival mode. Or, put an­other way, you live as though you’re in a hol­i­day home for the first week or so – pos­si­bly be­cause you feel like a tourist in your new neigh­bour­hood. On the first two days of the move, treat your­self to a pub lunch or nice break­fast in your new area, but don’t make a last­ing habit of it. Get back to the reg­u­lar rou­tine of cook­ing as soon as, say, you’ve found the saucepans. Those av­o­ca­dos on toast, as economists are overly fond of re­mind­ing us, do start to add up. have those read­ings to hand. The ser­vice also has an at-a-glance list­ing of the dis­counts on of­fer by these var­i­ous com­pa­nies. It’s free of charge, too.

About a week be­fore you move, do a mas­sive cloth­ing/bed­ding/bric-a-brac clearout, and be bloody ruth­less

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