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Moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do. On the surface of it, you may be wondering why that is. I get you. To be honest, the stressful element should be the buying and selling element, am I right? But while those things can be stressful there is nothing that will break you quite as much as moving home.
Boxes, packing, unpacking, moving them, manoeuvring furniture, and figuring out where everything is going to go. Once you are in the process of it and can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, there are ways to beat the stress of moving, and I thought I would share with you my tips to help you do it.
Ways to beat the stress of moving home
Pack for the new place
One of the first suggestions would be to pack for the new place. This essentially means that you consider where things will go in the new rooms in your home rather than packing up the old ones specifically. For example, if you have some ornaments in your bedroom that you now want in your living room, then pack up a box with them in for the living room and pop on a packing lablel. This makes for easier unloading and unpacking when you get there.
Get as much help as you can
Moving is hard work. The heavy lifting of big items of furniture. Manoeuvring them through small gaps in doors and generally a lot of hard work. So it is always a good idea to get as much help as possible when it comes to moving home. One first thing to consider would be to hire a removal company to do all the hard work for you. The moving services can include things like packing up your home as well. If you can’t get a removal company to help you, then try and involve family and friends to help you. The more people you have, the quicker the job will get done.
Make sure you have what you need for the first night
That first night in your new home is always going to be exciting, but don’t dampen the mood by having to go through several boxes just so you have a change of clothes or you can make a drink. Pack up one box specifically for the first night. Include anything you think you might need like a kettle, toiletries, and a change of clothes. You will be thankful for feeling organised and it will allow you to relax on that first night.
Try and organise change over of bills and subscriptions ahead of time
Finally, changing over the bills is the last thing to consider, and it is one of the things that unless you are organised can take the most time. The things like internet access or getting your TV to work may feel a little trivial, but once you are in your home it is these things that will help keep children occupied or allow you to relax in the evening. Organise a date ahead of time and then you can work around that.
I hope that this helps you beat the stress of moving home.