What Is The Middle Moving Syndrome?

by - Thursday, January 11, 2018


Moving properties is like reading a story – it has a start, middle, and an end. The beginning is finding the right house and selling your old one and the finish is moving in and getting settled. But, what about the middle? This is the in-between period where homeowners have to deal with a variety of issues. Sadly, lots of people don’t understand how important it is to plan or ignore it altogether. And when disaster strikes, there is nowhere to turn and it can cause serious stress and financial difficulty. Avoiding a sticky middle is possible as long as you understand the tricks of the trade. Here are the basics.

Synchronise Buying And Selling
To afford a new home, you will have to sell the current one. Often, homeowners don’t sync the process and end up with nowhere to stay while the deal is completed. The last thing anyone wants is to be homeless, so both transactions have to go through simultaneously. Because you’re not in control, it can be a daunting task but there are solutions. One is to use the same bank for buying and selling to limit confusion and speed up the process. Another is to ask the estate agents to work together and not waste time.

Have A Plan B
Even when you try to finalise both deals as quickly as possible it doesn’t always work. A contingency plan is the only way to ensure there is a place for the family to stay while you can move into your new home. Hotels are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but they are costly. If money is an issue, and it will be, a costing cutting measure is a must. Don’t dismiss it out of hand, but living in a static caravan on the property is something lots of owners do in this modern age. Alternatively, you can ask family for help.

Reduce Clutter
The middle part of the move is when you have to get your belongings from point to another. Not only is it difficult and time-consuming, but it’s also expensive. To avoid wasting energy and money, it’s a savvy idea to invest in a new self storage location while you get on your feet. The cost is low, which is a bonus, and it helps to reduce the price of a moving truck and movers. Plus, what will you do with all of your valuables should you have to wait to move into the house? With just the essentials in a backpack, you don’t have to worry about shifting boxes of stuff.

Think Clearly
The middle is the part which is the most stressful. High levels of stress force people to make bad decisions, and that can exacerbate the situation. Everyone wants to the process over as quickly as possible, which is why stress-relief is essential. Blowing off steam or not letting your emotions affect you are two ways to stay on top of the situation. Although it sounds new age, a few deep breaths can work wonders.

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