Let’s face it, there is a time in everybody’s life where the exciting yet daunting opportunity of moving homes will occur. It could be your first place, your dream home or a change in your circumstances. Whatever the reason, there will always be uncertainty of where to start, how to proceed and what it will take to get the job done in the least stressful way possible. Below are a few tips to help you get to the next chapter in your life.
Ok, so you have found your new home, everything is agreed, your move date is looming and you don’t really know where to start. Organising yourself is essential to get the ball rolling, create a checklist. Establish what you need to do and you can simply mark them off when you are where you need to be. A checklist with be personalised to your needs and will include buying or obtaining your packing materials, organising help (you’re not in this alone), beginning your packing and not forgetting advising your bank and address based organisations.
There is never a better time for a clear out when it comes to moving home. Do this one step at a time, start with one room and progress throughout the house. Clear you drawers, your cupboards and decipher what actually needs to make the move with you. This is something that you can do by yourself or you can even hire professional help to deal with your unwanted clutter. Who knows? It may even be the case that you can sell a few things to help with the financial stress of moving.
Another step to complete on your checklist is purchasing your moving materials which will include a lot of boxes, bubble wrap and tape. Secure all of your fragile and heavy items in bubble wrap to help stop any unwanted accidents. Using vacuum storage bags can really help with minimalizing the space taken for your clothes, towels and bedding whilst also keeping them fresh. Finally label absolutely everything; this will help to speed up the process when it comes to unpacking.
It is really important to remember that cheapest isn’t always necessarily the best option when it comes to the removal firm you decide to go with. There any many options for comparison sites like Shiply which can help you get the removal firm that best suits your needs. Evaluate quotations and never be afraid to ask questions, you need to know what you are paying for and if all of your needs will be met.
Ask around, we all know someone who has been through this process before. Who did they use? How was their experience? Were they happy with the service they were provided?
Stress will always occur when moving to your new home but never let it overwhelm you. Remember this is a huge step in your life and it will all be worth it in the end. Whenever you feel it getting on top of you, picture then end product, imagine the house warming party with your friends and loved ones. As the great Bruce Lee once said “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
This is an exciting time for you and your family, enjoy it.