We all know that there are a few things in life that are stressful – marriage, the arrival of babies and moving home tend to top the charts. But when it comes to moving to a new house, there are a number of things that you can do to lessen the stress and enjoy the excitement a bit more. So here are some top tips to make your home move less stressful:
It makes sense to pack things in a certain way. But think about the unpacking while you do so. Which things are you going to need as soon as you get in the door of the new home? They are probably the boxes that need to be packed and loaded last. To make your home move less stressful, make sure that you have wrapped the bottom really well it tape, and that you write the room the box should go to, and roughly what it contains on the side. This will make it easier for Bekins Moving Solution to be able to place them in the right rooms for you.
Want to make your home move less stressful? Have a detailed list of everything you need to do and by what date. If you really love to keep things ticking over smoothly, you can colour code or number the boxes and have that on your list. Make sure that the dates on your list are easy to read so that you can work well in advance. So if you need to have the kids room boxed by the second week in November, do 80% of it by the first week.
While most people only use a card to pay for things, you might need some essentials when you arrive in your new home. Having some loose change that is readily available will mean you can nip to the local shop and grab what you need without worrying if they have a card machine or not.
Order more bubble wrap, tape, and boxes than you think you need. More often than not, people underestimate just how much they are going to pack and take with them. The more you have, the less you’ll need to worry or spend time waiting for boxes or bubble wrap to arrive once you do move. All of these little things help to make your home move less stressful.
You probably have plenty of things that you won’t take with you. It might be because you don’t use them often, then it might be too big and awkward to get in the moving van, or you just might feel like it is time to say goodbye. Whatever the reason try to sell things as early in the process as you can to help make your home move less stressful. Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and Freecycle are great for quick sales and pick-ups.
If you have lived in your house for a long time, or taken home newborns to it, there will be some emotional attachment. And you should allow yourself, the children, and other people to say goodbye on the final night. Order a take out, and sit and relax if you have the space to be able to.
Moving will always be a little bit stressful, but the more time you give yourself, and with these tips to make your home move less stressful, the less anxious you’ll be.
Do you have a home move on the horizon? Or perhaps you have some tried and tested tips that you used to make your home less stressful? Do share in a comment below.