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Member Advice on Moving House

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I was recently reading one of those lists that appear in the media from time to time rating the most stressful life events. This particular one listed moving house as the fifth most stressful thing a person can experience, behind the death of a child, death of a partner, death of a close family ... Read review

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Community Level 8Collingwoo...

Collingwood21

Operation Relocation

AdvantagesA much nicer home

DisadvantagesThe stress and expense of moving

"...death of a close family member and being sent to prison; it outranked the death of a close friend, getting divorced, being fired or having your business fail. Clearly this was a Western-orientated list that didn't include such stressful life events as "being accidentally bombed by American aircraft after being misidentified by US intelligence", but you get my point. Moving house isn't easy. This time last year, I was pretty content with my lot. ..." Read review
29.12.2007

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MOVING? HAVE SENSE- DO NOT read this!! Review with images

Advantages A New Carthartic exciting begining. Getting rid of junk . De-cluttering your life.

Disadvantages Expensive. Another of life's challenge.. (and the rest!)

" Moving house. It was inevitable one day. With a bi-polar husband 3 kids and 15 yrs later; we finally received 'that 'phone call that changes your life for ever.. We were moving. I knew we were only a number...a dot on the Borough Council's ever bursting increasing workload..and just about how many homes can one family refuse without being thrown off the course? Three times,apparently, and we had passed that 6 years ago! :)other homes ..." Read review
22.07.2006

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Community Level 4rlb3

rlb3

Blood Sweat and Tears

AdvantagesNew life experiences and change of scenery brings great satisfaction

DisadvantagesCan cost a lot of money

"...details on. b) If you are a member of University or certain clubs and societies, they often have have internet based accounts that allow you to change any of you personal details on-line. c) Business like banks will often change you address for you at the branch with the relevant proof of your new address, eg the tenancy agreement or proof of house sale. d) Many other place will simply change you address over the phone. That is just to mention ..." Read review
28.04.2005

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Community Level 3rappinhood

rappinhood

Take the hassle out of moving yourself

AdvantagesThe excitement of living somewhere new

DisadvantagesStress and packing - are they the same thing?

"I have lived in five countries and have moved house nearly 20 times. In the last 15 years, I've only hired a removals firm once; the rest of the time I've done it myself with the help of a few friends. While it is very stressful, I've come up with a few ways to cut down on the hassle - and I'd like to share these with you. 1. Upstairs, downstairs Everything you move has to go through your front door, so it makes sense to have your belongings as ..." Read review
31.08.2005

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Community Level 6LICARUS

LICARUS

HELP

Advantagesyou can move on to a bigger, better, quieter house!

Disadvantagesit is very very stressful and lots of hard work

"They sure got it right when they said that moving house is in the top 5 of most stressful things in life! I am not just talking about the selling/buying of a house, but all the packing and unpacking that goes with it! Having moved 20 plus times in my relatively short life, I feel fairly well qualified to give some advice on packing and moving house. The time frames given here are not set in stone, the earlier you can start then the better…. Two ..." Read review
13.08.2001

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