Moving home can be a big event, but there are ways to make that big move run smoother, easier and without any drama. Here are 7 ways to help make it that much easier:
- Nearly all of the stress that comes with moving can be put aside by not leaving everything until the last moment. If approached pragmatically and with a healthy attitude, moving home can be cathartic, enjoyable and even energizing!
- Nearly everyone knows that they will be moving well in advance, so packing and preparing for the event can start as soon as the choice has been made to move. The more time you have, the easier this step will be, and you will only need to give over a small amount of time each day.
- Disposing of clutter is a must. Anything that is not really being used or should be replaced, you should get rid of it. Take on one room at a time, and give yourself plenty of time to complete each room. You will find items that you’ve forgotten about and probably never use again. But somebody else just might like them, so box them up and take them to your favourite charity shop.
- The great thing about going through rooms to remove clutter is that you can also pack things up that you won’t be using before you move. Photo albums, books, clothing, knick-knacks that you want, etc. It’s also easier to pack when you aren’t under any time duress. If you’re moving home in Stamford, make sure to mark every box with the room it came from and what’s inside.
- Over the next couple of weeks, the moving boxes will begin to build up, so choose an area from the go that will be the most convenient to place them. Don’t leave them all over the home, as this will create more work. If you will be employing professional movers, it is not too important where the boxes accumulate, but should you be carrying them yourself at the time of moving, put them as near to the front door as possible. Your arms and legs will appreciate it!
- As the moving date nears, you can now pack more items that won’t be used until after moving. Don’t forget the attic, basement and garage. Crockery and cutlery may be packed a day or two in advance, but leave a few dishes and glasses and pack the rest.
- New home preparation is a must. Take a look around your new home and imagine moving your things in. After you’ve been packing certain items for a couple of weeks, you’ll have a good idea of just what you have and what goes where.
Well, that should make your move a little bit easier and less stressful! As mentioned above, (and as with many other things in life!) don’t leave it to the last moment! Good luck and may you prosper in your new home!