Moving Doesn’t Have To Be A Day Of Nightmares
Are you worried about moving home? It’s true to say that some people find moving home an absolute nightmare and that’s understandable. There’s a reason why it’s commonly named as the most stressful experience that you can encounter in your adult life. However, we’re not sure it has to be this way. If you take the right steps moving home can be a breeze. That’s true, regardless of whether you’re moving down the road or half a world away.
The first thing that you’re going to have to do to keep moving day from becoming a nightmare is to stay organized. Organization is the key when it comes to doing most things and moving homes is no exception. There are multiple ways that you can do this, but one of the best we think is to write out a checklist and then go through this one by one. You can write next to each task who is going to be responsible for completing that, as well as when it’s going to be done so that you can keep everyone on track. As soon as something has been completed, it should be checked off the list so that you can move on to the next thing.
We know that it can be tough to keep up with everything that is going on, so you might even want to utilize technology here. You can share the list with the people involved in the move, and they can tick off their parts as they are completing them. This way, everyone knows what they should be doing and what everyone else is doing.
You’re not going to be able to get through moving day alone. Even if you have friends and family members helping you, which we’re going to be talking about in a minute, you’re still probably going to need professional help. If you look into something like residential relocation services, this will make the whole day so much simpler. You will have professionals on your side who know what they are doing, who know what their tasks are and who are there to get the job done as swiftly and efficiently as they can.
But, movers are not the only people you’re going to need. You might also need to look into hiring cleaners to go in after everything has been moved out. Before you leave the house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom, so either you’re going to need to do it or you’re going to need to hire someone to do it for you. Hiring a service makes your life easier, it takes some of the stress off of your plate, and let’s be honest it will be far cleaner than if you were to do it yourself.
Get Everyone Involved
If your friends and family are available on moving day, then ask them to help you and then buy a pizza or something at the end of the day. If you have kids then they can get involved and help too so that the day goes easier. The more people that you can get to help with moving day, the easier it is going to be. More hands make for less work for each person, and the quicker that you can get everything sorted, the better. You can then get into your new house and either relax because you made it through without it becoming a nightmare or get started on unpacking!
Start The Process Early
The early bird gets the first worm, and the early mover avoids the migraine. We promise if you don’t put everything off until the last minute – tempting as this might be – it will save you from huge headaches in the long run.
Prepping early also helps you get an idea of what you can and can’t fit in your new home. If you’re downsizing, you may need to rent storage to keep some pieces, such as boxes of clothes or furniture, safe while you work out what to do with them.
So, when should you start prepping for the move? Well, as soon as your home offer is accepted or you find the home you want to buy, it’s time to start prepping.
Don’t Take On Unnecessary Stress
It’s important that you don’t end up with any unnecessary stress when you are moving home. When is this going to be a problem? Well, there are a lot of accidental ways that you can make a home move far more stressful than it needs to be. For instance, you could put yourself in a situation where you are more likely to sustain an injury. That’s why you should always use the right equipment to move heavy items and ideally, get support instead of arranging a DIY move.
It’s also important that you do get some much-needed ‘me’ time and downtime during a move. Your whole life can’t suddenly be all about this one event. You need to take time off, and you need evenings where you can just chill. If you don’t have options like this, then you’re always going to find the stress is constantly building.
Double Check Everything
Finally, you should make sure that you are double checking everything and anything. One of the problems with a home move is the fear that you will forget something important or that a job that you need handled will be brushed over. Since there’s so much to think about when moving, this mistake is all too easy. But if you make sure that you double-check everything you’re doing, then there isn’t going to be any chance of a mistake like this which is great news.
This is another reason why a list can be a great tool during a move. With the right list, you’ll be able to ensure that you have double-checked everything that you need. You can even tick things off twice to give yourself peace of mind if this is the case.
We hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that you can take to ensure that you avoid any unpleasant issues with your next home move. Remember, if you have the right strategy in place, then a home move doesn’t need to be a day filled with stress. It can be an exciting and welcome new chapter in your life without some of the common worries and concerns.
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