They say that there are few things more stressful than moving house; with so much to sort out, you’re bound to feel the pressure at some point. However, changing property can also be an exciting time for you, your partner, and the rest of your family, as it’s the chance for a fresh start and new beginnings. Therefore, the best course of action is to embrace the experience fully and do all you can early on, to plan and prepare for what lies ahead. The more organized you are, the calmer you’ll feel when moving day rolls around, so get out that notebook and pen, and start thinking about what you can begin now.
Whether you’re moving out of your family home for the first time, you’ve just got married and want to be newlyweds somewhere fresh, or you’re moving closer to work; it’s crucial to focus on all those positives throughout the process. There’ll be all sorts of emotions when it’s time to say goodbye to one property and hello to another, but if you’ve taken care of everything surrounding the move, it’ll go smoothly, and you can focus on settling in as soon as possible. The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for those who are planning to move house, and want to organize and prepare for a stress-free situation ahead.
Start Packing Now
However many weeks or months you have until moving day, it’s worth starting the packing process as soon as possible. You can start small, with the items you’re unlikely to need to use between now and when you arrive at your new abode. Things like photos, art, books, and ornaments are a great place to start, and they’ll probably need extra packing around them to protect them from damage during the move, so it’ll be one less stress to worry about nearer the time. The internet is an excellent resource if you are looking for a local removalist and you’ll be able to find a reputable company if you book them early enough. Therefore, you should sort your removalists out as soon as you have a set date, and you can begin to work out how much they’ll need to take for you. You can also look into storing your boxes and furniture nearer your new home, especially if you’re unsure of a date, or if things change; preparation is key to alleviating stress.
What You’ll Need On Arrival
On the days leading up to the move; it’s worth writing out an itinerary so that you can stick to a schedule, and focus on something other than people coming in and out of your property to drop off boxes. It’s also worth putting together a box and a couple of suitcases that contain what you’ll need for the first couple of days in your new place. You’ll probably want a coffee and something to eat pretty soon after the removal company has left, so pack your kitchen essentials into a clearly labelled container. Pack a suitcase as you would for vacation; put your essential toiletries and the clean clothes you’ll want to wear during the unpacking process so that you don’t have to rifle through everything for the days ahead. It’s also worth having clean towels, sheets, and bedding in a bag you can easily grab so that when you’re shattered after the move, washing and sleeping is a breeze. Prepare as much as you can now, and you’ll have a smooth move to look forward to.
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