Ultimate Checklist for Moving and Selling your Home

Selling a home can be the most significant challenge and achievement at the same time. However, what is overwhelming is the moving process because you have stayed at the same address for a long time. When I was moving from my first home, I was quite unsure of the process, and if relocation will be successful. Luckily, I got the gist of it, and I would like to share with you some of the tips for selling your home and moving.

Get a qualified real estate agent

A real estate agent plays a significant role in ensuring you can get several cash buyers for houses or house in case you are selling one house at ease. Real estate agents are pivotal in guiding you to sell family home quickly. When I decided to move to more significant housing, I had my doubts if I could sell home quickly. After an in-depth conversation with my real estate agent, I was able to evaluate and come up with the selling price of my home and prepared it for listing and open viewing. The professional advice played a substantial role in the property sale.

Pack and Declutter

When you are selling the aboard, it is vital to depersonalize the space by decluttering. It allows potential buyers to have precise visuals of the house. When I began my journey to find cash buyers for my home, I started bringing down my favorite pictures and family photos because they are personal property. After removing them, I selected subtle art that would complement the space, thus brightening the room up.

Additionally, I began to pack all the items that are unnecessary to the room to create more space for the client to visualize how they can redesign the space. It eased my moving house process because I began early preparation. It also assists in ensuring all the items are labeled and organized in portable boxes in readiness of the moving day.

Change the address

If you have stayed in one place for a long time, all your mails and are under that one particular address. When you are selling your home, it is essential to remember to change the address to your new home. This allows you to receive your parcels, orders in the right address.

Additionally, when you are moving, you can change the security systems to the new owner's account; this allows them to take over any responsibility after the sale. Setting up new accounts enables you to disassociate without any pending duties after you have sold the house. However, I know some may misunderstand this point, before you move out, ensure all charges and debts are complete to allow the owner to keep track of their billings.


Moving and selling your home might be the toughest decisions because of the unending memories. However, it would help if you also considered that you are moving to a bigger and better housing, now who wouldn't be overjoyed. Not me! These are some of the tips that eased my moving process and am sure they will work for you too.

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

Dear Armchair Psychologist,

I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.


Dear Sadsies,

I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.

I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!

- The Armchair Psychologist

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