Moving house

The ideal of happiness has always taken material form in the house, whether cottage or castle. It stands for permanence and separation from the world.

Moving house is a time of upheaval. Here are some tips to keep you from losing your important items, documents or for that matter, your mind!

  • Make sure the home you are moving to is ready for you. Have utilities such as water, electricity, etc. activated in advance.
  • Remember to switch off utilities at your old home so you don’t end up owing money for what you didn’t use.
  • Send notice of your change in address to the relevant parties.
  • Take your time as you pack. Be organized and label things. Try to keep important documents on your person rather than packed away in boxes.
  • Check out your moving company to make sure they are reputable. To save money you could hire a truck and move your possessions yourself, with some friends.
  • You may be able to get insurance to cover damaged, lost or stolen belongings.