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Moving Home – The Stress-Free Way

Moving home has got to be up there as one of life’s most stressful moments. In the aftermath of a big move, you’ve probably heard yourself say ‘I’m never doing that again’, but inevitably, the time will come once again to pack up your things and head to pastures new.

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The stress-free approach to moving is something that will change your life. Rather than leaving you apprehensive about moving, your new approach could help you move with ease.

 

Discover the stress-free way of moving home to get the next chapter of your life off to a worry-free and exciting start.

Don’t leave it until the last minute

It’s easy to think that you have all the time in the world to pack everything up to move – but it will hit you sooner than you think. Having to pack up your entire home, eliminate the clutter and get it all to your new home is a big job – so make sure you get an early start.

 

Having a moving home checklist can help you plan what you need to do days and weeks in advance, to help you get one step ahead and do everything at a time and pace that suits you – with no mad rush at the end.

Many hands make light work

Saying no to help is often seen as the right thing to do, but if someone is offering you help – why shouldn’t you take it. When it comes to moving, having a load of people helping out can get things done much quicker. Give everyone a job to do, make sure that there are plenty of boxes and packing tape to go around and you’ll soon be finished. As a thank you, make sure you buy the first round or have some food on offer at your new home. Of course, if you’re moving to a different country, you might just have to offer them somewhere to stay when they visit instead!

Call in the professionals

Many people will tell you that hiring a removalist is the best money you’ll ever spend, and they’re not wrong. A professional removals company know exactly what they’re doing and can take care of everything from packing and lifting to transporting all of your things to your new home. This is one problem where you can throw money at the solution, and it’s worth it to let you focus on getting your new home ready.

Mark your essentials and unpack them first

When you finally get to your new home, you can be tempted to unpack everything straight away. That’s all well and good until you get too tired to carry on and can’t actually find any of the stuff you need. Think ahead about what you’ll need to survive in your new home (kettle, toothbrushes, hairdryer, etc.) and put these in carefully-labeled boxes so that you can unpack them first. This will save you a lot of stress, and mess so that you can simply relax in your new home.

 

Moving might be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Be a good planner and get organized to enjoy the best start in your new home.

 

13 thoughts on “Moving Home – The Stress-Free Way

  1. Moving can be very stressful. I have had the good or bad fortune of having done it 19 times so far in life. You’ve outlined some great keys though not least of which if to purge before hand.

  2. It’s been such a long time since we last moved but it’s really important that you get all the help that you can get and that you mark all your boxes/belongings. I think these are great tips! We also used to packed one room at a time so we know where the items/boxes are coming from.

  3. This is such a relevant post for me as I’ve moved quite a lot and it is not only stressful but also time-consuming. I completely agree professionals can definitely make it less stressful! 🙂

  4. I’ve only moved a couple times in my life, most recently 2 years ago when we bought a new home. It took us two weeks to pack up our entire home and 1 weekend to move. We didn’t hire anyone to help, we threw a moving party and had tons of help from friends and family.

  5. Last time I moved three years ago. It’s really hard, but if it’s a good organization, it does not have to be so stressful. I started two weeks before I moved and stuffed all the stuff into the boxes I marked. When we arrived, I put those boxes in the rooms for which they were labeled. But since it’s already 8 moves, I consider myself a veteran.

  6. My friends currently moving so I am going to have to send this over! She is so stressed. Writing essentials on a box is a really good simple idea that I think people often forget!

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