Tips to hack away re­lo­ca­tion blues

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Is your in­su­la­tion pre­pared to pro­tect you from the cold? As an im­por­tant line of de­fense from win­ter’s gusty winds and freez­ing tem­pera-

STAY sane and sorted, the lat­ter es­pe­cially when mov­ing home be­cause mov­ing home in all to­tal­ity from one lo­ca­tion to the next isn’t as easy as bak­ing an ap­ple pie. But we aren’t here to tell you hor­ror sto­ries about re­lo­ca­tion, and nei­ther are we here to bring down your spirit on mov­ing into a new dwelling tures, it is worth tak­ing some time to in­spect and up­grade in­su­la­tion and weather strip­ping be­fore the sea­son starts.

ex­tra in­su­la­tion in the at­tic to guard against ice dams. If too much heat es­capes into the at­tic, it can warm the ice and snow on the roof. When it re­freezes, it can cause an ice dam, which can lead to wa­ter dam­age in­side your home or pos­si­bly even a roof col­lapse.

weather strip­ping around place. Please read on and be well-in­formed, be­cause we have scourged 5 easy hacks for

As you pre­pare for win­ter, fol­low­ing are some fur­ther safety mea­sures that are es­pe­cially im­por­tant dur­ing the cold sea­son.

trees and re­move dead branches so they do not dam­age your home or in­jure some­one if they fall be­cause of ice, snow or wind.

gut­ters clear of leaves, sticks and other de­bris to en­sure melt­ing you to deploy, which makes shift­ing homes from one zone to the next an easy task- we prom­ise!pack the kitchen items: This is the first thing you need to do. Get the kitchen and its be­long­ing packed. You would won­der why? The an­swer is sim­ple, kitchen uten­sils and the food pro­ces­sors are the most treach­er­ous items and prod­ucts to pack.

They con­sume plenty of space, and with their odd shapes and ends, you do not want to be left car­ry­ing them by hand. Hence, with your buddy or fam­ily mem­ber, sit and de­cide what you want to take along and what you need to first pack. Make a list, grab a cou­ple of old news­pa­per sheets and wrap them all. Place them ac­cord­ingly in a box; one for uten­sils, one for forks, spoons and spat­u­las and the big ones for the food pro­ces­sors, the mi­crowave et al.

Get the fam­ily and close friends to help: Stress can take a toll on you and your health, should you be pack­ing up ev­ery­thing and mov­ing out alone. It would be wise to ask fam­ily and very close friends to come over in their spare time to help you do the pack­ing and re­lo­cat­ing. While that hap­pens, get in touch with a few re­lo­ca­tion com­pa­nies and com­pare es­ti­mates; be­cause ev­ery­thing wouldn’t be man­aged to tow away in a pickup truck, right!

Throw a garage sale: This should be done two months be­fore you re­lo­cate. It is also a good way to save money on the ‘farewell’ party. Throw a garage sale, and dis­play un­wanted but use­able items; a neigh­bour of yours may just need that mi­crowave oven.

What you know wouldn’t be needed in the new house, sell it off or give it away. In the end, you also get to make some ex­tra bucks and the neigh­bours would con­jure up a lunch for free.

Clean­ing as you fin­ish a room: The big­gest mis­take of all- clean when ev­ery­thing is done and packed and re­moved, and not be­fore that. If you thought the bed­room is over and needs to be cleaned, wait un­til the hall is done too. You never know what needs to be dis­man­tled again or re­placed, which means more dirt com­ing in and dou­ble work for your poor spine.

Be in touch with your old home own­ers: About a month into the new home and you are set­tled (al­most), con­grat­u­la­tions for the new life ahead. But wait, what about your bills and mail? We know how pesky the ser­vices of mails are th­ese days. Send in a Hello note to the old house you stay at or call the new own­ers via phone.

Greet them and find out how they love their new home and ask them to help you for a month by for­ward­ing all im­por­tant cor­re­spon­dence to your new ad­dress- bet­ter still, one last time make a trip down to your old haunt and carry some good­ies for the new en­trants. You never know how new re­la­tion­ships are formed.

Bot­tom line, we would want you to have a happy and has­sle free move. This is why we wrote th­ese five very sim­ple but most ig­nored hacks re­lated to mov­ing homes. Happy mov­ing ev­ery­one, and may the new house bring in all the bless­ings you seek. — Life­hacker

Stress can take a toll on you and your health, should you be pack­ing up ev­ery­thing and mov­ing out alone.

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