Moving is often considered one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. In fact, considering some of the big events that can happen in a lifetime including marriage, job change, and death, it typically ranks in the top five. For those who have to move during the holiday season, the stress can quickly become even more amplified. A New Dawn Realty in Stokesdale wants to help you sell your house in a timely and smooth manner, and also find time to enjoy some of the delights of the season. Continue reading today’s post to learn our top five tips to make moving during the holidays a little less stressful.

Moving. The very word can cause people to shudder with dread. Even if your move is to a nicer home in a better neighborhood, it can still be stressful. The reason for this is that moving is a disruption of your routine, and if you’re like most people, you really appreciate having a routine and the comfortability it creates.

Make Packing Easier

While packing can definitely make a home seem more bleak, especially if you live for the holiday season, we have a few tips to make packing easier, and fun. Yes, we said fun! Be sure to pack your decorations such as Christmas decor, gift wrap, presents, and more in clearly-labeled boxes. This way, once you arrive in your new place, you’ll be able to open them up right away, decorate, and feel a little bit less stressed. If the first boxes you open in your new home are full of all of your favorite decorations, then it will almost feel like opening the first Christmas present!

One other way that you can make packing easier is to purchase several different rolls of duct tape. Whether you prefer to use different colors or patterns is completely up to you. Assign each roll to a specific room of the house so that when you are ready to tape up the box of contents from that room, only the boxes from that room will be sealed with that specific color or pattern. This way, when you move into your new home, you’ll be able to quickly identify which boxes should go to which rooms. It will also save the extra step of using a marker to label the boxes with the name of each room.

Consider the Benefits of Donations

Moving is an interesting phenomenon in the sense that it usually helps people to find things that they had completely forgotten about, or didn’t even know they had lost. If this sounds like you, then you might want to consider making a pile of items that can be donated to a local charity. Due to the intensely detailed work of packing every item in your home, you might discover that there are clothes you haven’t worn in more than a year or other items that were never even removed from their original packaging. If this is the case, then consider donating them rather than go through the hassle of packing them. In all likelihood, you probably won’t use them if you have gone this long without using them, and there are people in the community who would benefit from your donation.

The Realtors® at A New Dawn Realty in Stokesdale want to provide the expert care and knowledge that you need to sell your home this holiday season. Whether you are looking to purchase a home in Stokesdale or the surrounding areas, our Realtors® are here and happy to help. Call today and let us get to work for you.