Moving home is described as one of the most stressful life events that a person goes through, right alongside divorce and redundancy. And that’s a real shame. What we really want is moving home, made simple – it should be a fun and exciting experience.
So, today we’re going to cover two quick steps you can follow to make your home move more efficient. But why make it more efficient? Essentially, the more efficient your home move the smoother the whole process and the less-likely you will be to experience any of the stress-full pitfalls. We will go through everything you need to know, from how to change your address online to reduce the amount of time you waste. Alongside being more efficient, we can be more intelligent about our home move and even reduce your costs.
With that in mind, let’s look at how we can make your home move more efficient.
Change Your Address Online
You might not realise this, but the average person spends over 7 hours of their life updating their address. Alongside this, it takes the average person around 21 phone calls to let everyone know where they have moved to.
This is the way we have moved home for decades and fortunately, a welcomed change is here.
The obvious problem with changing address the old way is not just that it takes hours of time but also that we are repeating the same information 21 times. It’s a lot easier to use a service in which you can ‘say it once’ and be done.
If you’re in the States you might use a service such as Updater – or if you’re in the United Kingdom you might want to look at a service like SlothMove. And that covers everything, even when it comes to the DVLA and you want to change address on your driving licence.
Either way, wherever you are make sure your focus is on reducing unnecessary amounts of admin.
Planning is key
Efficiency isn’t usually our key priority when moving home. And that’s understandable. After all, there is so much to do it can feel like a never-ending list of items. However, if we take just a few minutes at the start of the process to plan-out our home move we can save ourselves hours of time.
There are many change of address checklists online that you can use online. The key is mapping-out everything that needs to happen chronologically. It might be worth creating a master-plan on an excel document, capturing all of the ‘to-do’s and when they need to be done.
You will forget a few things – as we all do. However, by rifling through a few templates online you can hopefully capture almost everything that you need to do.
Once you have got your entire move planned-out, that gives more time to relax. You don’t need to stress so much about getting everything done as you’ve got a plan.
And that’s it. These were two quick and actionable things that you can implement for your next home move. Anybody can say ‘just plan your move better’, but in reality we all understand this. The trick is how we implement that. And truthfully there is no ‘one-size fits all’ but we know that taking time to create a plan in a quiet place where you can really think and put pen to paper will make a difference.
And hopefully now you know you can save hours of your time when updating your address you will have more time to spend on the things that matter – and more time to enjoy your home move!