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Three Top Tips To Help You Move House Like A Ninja

Three Top Tips To Help You Move House Like A Ninja

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It’s one of the largest and most stressful undertakings many of us will have in our lives – and if you’ve decided that you can’t learn to love your current home, or improve it through building work, then moving house is the only option left to you. The process is full of challenges – from first finding a new home to love, to getting an offer accepted, dealing with conveyancing solicitors and negotiating the particulars of the sale with the vendor. And when all of that is safely out the way? You still have the upheaval of the move itself. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks which can make moving house a lot easier – some which you may not have known, especially if it’s your first time pulling off a house move.

But First, Declutter

If you’ve ever had ambitions to do a complete KonMari Method declutter on your life, then now is most definitely the time. Weeks ahead of the move, start tackling the process of getting rid of everything you no longer need, want or use in your life. Even those of us who consider themselves fairly minimalist are generally shocked at the amount of possessions they actually own when all of them have to be wrapped up and packed for a house move. The less you own, the less there is to pack – which frees up your time, money and precious headspace. It’s time to get ruthless. Approach your decluttering systematically, Rather than leaping in haphazardly or trying to do it all at once, tackle areas in sequence. Start with somewhere relatively streamlined and easy to get your momentum up, before moving on to traditional clutter hot spots such as your wardrobe or that junk cupboard under the stairs.

Make Special Arrangements For Valuables

People who have moved house a few times generally have some horror stories about priceless heirlooms or irreplaceable sentimental items getting lost or damaged in the rush. It’s much better to pull a separate box or bag together containing these items, and either give it to a friend or relative for safekeeping during the move, or ensure that it travels with you personally (rather than in a moving van) on the day. Think about other special arrangements you may need to make – are there pets that would be better off staying with someone for a weekend while you get moved in? Do you need to book a specialist mover such as CTI Logistics Interstate to get your vehicles moved to your new home? Don’t leave anything to chance – developing a plan and a schedule for moving house will combat any last minute panics that end up costing a lot of stress and extra money to sort out at short notice.

Flatpack What You Can Ahead Of Time

Dismantling things is a more time-consuming process than you may assume. You might picture yourself spending half an hour with an allen key, but the reality is that dismantling furniture takes time, so allow for it by starting early. Work out what temporary arrangements you can make work –  could you use a blow up air mattress for a week so the bedframe can be taken apart? Could your clothes be pre-packed into suitcases so you can take down a wardrobe? Doing it gradually is much less stressful that trying to pack down when you have a bunch of paid-hourly removals staff waiting around and a new occupant ready to move into your old house.

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Moving, Minus The Stress!

Moving, Minus The Stress!

So, you’ve crunched through all the math’s, spent hours scouring the market, and now you’re certain you’re going to move into a new place. Obviously, you’re going to be very excited about the big change on the horizon. However, between now and being able to relax in your new place, you’re going to have to jump a lot of stressful hurdles. Here are some tips for making your move that much easier.

Have a Purge

Let’s face it, we’re all a little materialistic. Pretty much anyone in a developed country is going to have certain things in their house which they really don’t want or need when it comes down to it, and yet hold onto anyway! One of the biggest stress factors of moving is having so much stuff to pack, so start mitigating this by having a big purge. Choose a date that’s coming up, and go through your house gathering everything you can get rid of, then sort them into three piles: sell, donate, and throw away. By carrying out a purge like this, you’ll take a huge amount of stress out of the overall moving process, and even make a little money while you’re at it!

Source Help Early

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Unless you happen to own a full-size removal truck, you’re going to need a little help getting all your stuff moved from A to B. Sure, it’s professional movers’ job to get you settled into your new place as quickly and easily as possible, and by and large they’ll do a good job of it. However, it’s also handy to have a trusted friend around on the big day to help you out. Aside from two heads, and two pairs of hands, always being better than one, simply having them around will take some of the stress out of the move, and make the whole thing more bearable. It’s also a good idea to contact any kind of auxiliary services you may want to use. Private house cleaners, full service storage and so on can be a big help, but you should start looking early to get the best prices.

Give Yourself Plenty of Time

I’m not going to lie to you; no matter how much you try to avoid it, your move is going to be at least a little bit stressful. One of the best things you can do to mitigate this stress is giving yourself plenty of time to pack and organize, and simply taking things easy for one or two days before you actually move in. From the moment you know you’re going to move, you should start packing, organizing house cleaning, decluttering and so on. This will make it easier to spread all the work out, and tackle the whole thing in small, manageable bites. Immediately before the move, take a day off, and do something that always manages to get you zenned-out. This will ensure that you’re nice and refreshed in the morning, inspire a positive attitude, and minimize the chances of any furious outbursts!

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