7 Tips To Make Moving Less Stressful

Tips To Make Moving Less Stressful

Moving homes is an experience that varies from person-to-person. While some might get really stressed out about it, for others it’s just another day of packing and unpacking boxes filled with memories. Singing the song “Moving on” by Miley Cyrus can help you move on more quickly after a break up, but what about moving on from a house? Here are a few tips that might relieve stress during what can turn out to be a very stressful process.

1)  Start early!

To avoid the risk of getting stressed out, you need to start preparing for your move far ahead of time. Look into moving companies or movers early on and don’t wait until the last minute to look for a company. FYI, good removalists tend to be booked out in advance so save yourself some headache by comparing removalists with Muval to get the best movers for you and your belongings. If you are moving to the UK , check out WhatRemovals for an extensive range of removal companies. It has partner removals in Brighton, London, Manchester, and many cities across the UK.

In addition to this, once you’ve decided on a moving date, make sure everyone knows about it as well as what they need to do in order to help with the move day.

2)  Make a plan!

Unlike a break up where your ex might not care that your song “moving on” is stuck in your head all day long, friends, family and neighbors will definitely ask questions about what they need to do. Start making a list of who needs to help with moving furniture and boxes as well as who should bring the snacks, water and beer for everyone helping on move day.

Above all else, make a list of all the utilities and services that you will need to update with your new address. Oh, and moving boxes don’t magically appear out of thin air! You have to prepare them in advance.

3)  Don’t try to do everything yourself!

People tend to underestimate how much work and time is involved with moving homes. In particular, heavy and bulky items such as pianos, refrigerators, wardrobes and washing machines are notoriously heavy and difficult to transport. This is where hiring professional removalists can really help (especially if stairs are involved).

Outside of furniture, it’s actually the small things that can take the most time to sort. Just because you are moving doesn’t mean that you need to physically transport everything in your current home to your new one. In fact, moving is a great opportunity to declutter and rethink what you really need.

If there’s ever a good time to throw unneeded material things out, this is the time!

4)  Make sure you pack the right boxes!

There’s nothing more frustrating than spending hours looking for your favorite blanket as soon as you’ve reached your new home, only to find that it was packed in box number 3. To avoid this, make sure all the boxes are clearly labeled with what’s inside each box. Also, take note of which boxes contain fragile items and try to pack them either first or last in order for them to arrive at your new home in perfect condition.

5)  Take time to relax!

Yes, moving is often stressful but it should not be seen as the end of the world but as an new opportunity. Make sure you take a little time out for yourself and relax after all the hard work is done.

Perhaps you can splurge on takeout on the first night of moving in or indulge in a spa day after you have successfully moved. After all, it’s not everyday that a person moves homes. Celebrate it!

6)  Pack a survival kit!

Moving homes is not an easy thing to do, but it can be much easier if you make sure you pack a few things beforehand. Pack a survival kit with the essentials such as snacks and drinks as well as simple items that might come in handy on moving day such as paper towels, toothpaste, toothbrush, scissors, markers and tape.

7)  Unpack in sections!

After you’ve finally arrived at your new home, it might be tempting to unpack everything right away. However, unpacking should be done in sections. Start small by unpacking boxes that are easy to access such as the kitchen utensils or bathroom essentials. Once you feel comfortable with unpacking those boxes, move on to the bigger ones. Remember, moving homes is a big adjustment so give yourself some time before you decide to unpack everything all at once.

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