Moving house sometime soon? Or simply considering a move and don’t really know where to start? The truth is that moving home can easily become one of the most stressful situations people routinely involve themselves in. But it doesn’t really have to be this way. Sure, moving home is always going to be an effort. At the end of the day, you’re packing up everything you own into boxes and moving it from A to B. But it doesn’t have to be overly stressful or negative. Instead, by implementing a little planning, awareness and organisation, you can help this entire process to go a lot more smoothly than you might have imagined. Here are some suggestions to help you along the way.
Get Started Well In Advance
All too many people make the mistake of leaving their moving planning until just before they need to move home. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Instead, if you strike a deal and secure a rental property or mortgage a while before the actual moving date, you should start planning and packing as soon as the move is confirmed. This can be done in a way that spreads the workload across a matter of weeks or months without impacting your day to day life around the move. You can start by packing the things you don’t really need or routinely use. Decorative items. Sentimental items. Non practical items. Then you can start working your way down to the more commonly used items closer to the move. Make sure to label all of your boxes so you know what is inside of them.
Using moving professionals like Two Men And A Truck can really lift a load from your shoulders when it comes to moving house – both metaphorically and physically. When you move house, you’re going to have to get all sorts of boxes, furniture and appliances out of your current home and into your new one. This can mean navigating staircases and doorways with heavy objects. Using professional movers can help you to achieve this without damaging your belongings or the property you’re moving out of or into. They also have a truck that can safely house all of your items in transit.
Children and Pets
It’s generally best to have children and pets out of the way on moving day. Send them to childminders or pet sitters, so that they can be distracted and out of the way of large moving objects or open doors while you’re distracted. You don’t want accidents or other issues arising during such a busy time. If you have outdoor cats, remember that you may need to habituate them to their new environment once you’ve moved too.
Unpacking can be a lengthy process, but this is why you should label your boxes before moving. This will ensure that you can unpack the necessities first and leave the less urgently needed items until last.
Hopefully, some of the above guidance will help get your move off to the best and most successful start possible!