Moving house is one of life’s most painful experiences. Some say it’s more stressful than planning a wedding or switching jobs. Moving can feel like a huge effort, and there’s a lot of stress involved in the planning and the execution.
While all of the fuss and hassle becomes worth it in the end, it makes sense to make the process less painful and make things as smooth as possible. It sounds impossible, but there are some tips you can take on board to make things easier.
Here are some lessons learned from moving to help you with your next move.
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There’s no point moving a load of stuff you no longer want or need. The aim with moving is to have to move as little as possible, which means you’ve got an excellent excuse to declutter everything. Decluttering for your bedroom and living room will help you get rid of things you no longer like, are broken or don’t fit in with your new place. Recycle, sell and donate what you can so that you can do your bit for the environment. As you’re decluttering, you can start packing up some things and start thinking about where you’re going to put it all in your new home.
Work backwards from moving day
Moving can be overwhelming, with a lot of tasks to complete in the run-up to moving day. To avoid doing it all at the last-minute, compile a moving checklist and work backwards from moving day. You can start getting things ready weeks in advance of your move to make sure you can chunk up the jobs and get other people involved too!
Hire a removals firm
When it comes to moving, you’ll get a lot of value out of hiring a local removalist company. They’ll be able to pack up, load, transport and unload all of your items, with a professional touch that’s less likely to lead to an accident with your belongings! Hiring a removals firm is considered money well spent when moving, so make sure you factor this into any budget that you have.
Label everything to make it easier to unpack
When you get to your new home, it can feel quite stressful to be surrounded by boxes. But if you label everything correctly in the first place, you could save yourself a lot of hassle and make it much easier to unpack. One thing you should do is keep any essentials you’ll need on your first day/night together, that was you’ll know where things like your PJs, bedding and toiletries are to get you off to a good start in your new home.
While moving home can feel like a mammoth task, it doesn’t have to be. Get your act together and make a plan and stick to it. The more people you can rope into helping you, the better, and you’ll soon forget all about the experience. Until the next time, that is!