Moving to a new home should be an exciting occasion, but with so much to do in the process, often it becomes a very stressful experience. Packing up all of your belongings always takes much longer than anticipated, there can be financial pressures, and many other things that can (and likely will) go wrong. However, moving house doesn’t have to be full of stress and frustration, and if you want to make your move go as smoothly as possible here are some tips on how you can reduce that pressure.
Good organization is key to most things, and moving house is certainly one of them. If you want to make the packing process easier, going through your belongings and getting rid of items you no longer want or need is the first step in organizing your stuff. Once that has been done, you can then begin to box things up and you should categorize your boxes so it’s easier to unpack on the other side. For example, keep kitchenware together and label the box. In addition to this, remember to call a trusted moving company and arrange for them to help you move your belongings to your new home when the day finally arrives.
2. Time Management
Organizing your belongings is a great first step to reducing your stress, but make sure you’re giving yourself plenty of time to declutter and pack. Even if you think you have all the time in the world, your moving date will come around quickly and the last thing you want is to be frantically trying to organize and pack up your entire house in a week. You should also allow enough time for delays or other potential issues that might arise before your move.
3. Take Breaks
Moving house is a long process, and you won’t necessarily want to spend every evening or weekend packing up your things. When you’re trying to stick to a schedule, make sure you’re giving yourself opportunities for breaks, like going out for a meal with friends or even having a hot bath on a Friday night and relaxing rather than staying up until midnight packing boxes. It will make the experience much easier.
4. Decorate Before You Move In
If you have bought a new house and have enough time before you move in, consider decorating before you do so. It will be much easier to complete this task with empty rooms as you won’t have to worry about moving and protecting furniture. This way you can move all of your things into your new home and you won’t have to do anything else after you’ve unpacked.
Finally, make sure you budget for your move as there could be additional costs. For example, hiring professional movers, cleaners, or if there are any delays when it comes to your due date you may have to pay for additional accommodation and storage. Hopefully, these things won’t happen, but it’s better to be prepared just in case.
Make your move a happy experience and reduce the stress by following these five useful tips.