Tips to hack away relocation blues
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.