Everyone says that moving house is probably one of the most stressful things you can do, especially when you're trying to sell your existing house in the process. Our plan is to move into our new home, get our current home ready to sell and then sell it.

I indeed tend to agree, but I've been saying to myself “I refuse to be stressed about this”, so to this end I've been trying to put as much of the process in online and do the “GTD” thing of getting as much of it out of my head and written down as possible.

As Nabila and I are sharing the workload, putting everything online helps immensely with the “who's doing what?” and “Steve, that slacker, I bet he hasn't called the contractor yet!” questions…

So, we're tracking all our moving expenses and various documents in Google's Docs & Spreadsheets, and all the work items, todo lists and milestones in 37signals' Basecamp.

This all appears to be working a treat so far!

There are milestones for “House is ready to sell”, “New House Closes”, etc… and todo lists associated with each.

Notes for each contractor we're getting quotes from are being tracked as are dates and dependencies, etc…

As an aside, having a really good real estate agent is another piece of the puzzle that keeps you from going insane and we've found a really good one in Kathy Magner. From being told what we need to do when to helping us get our current house ready for sale and generally making our lives easier, she's a bit of a star…