When the time comes to move home you’re going to need to approach it from as practical a way as you possibly can, otherwise you risk getting lost in the stress and clutter. Here we are going to look at some of the ways that you can sort your old home into a collection of boxes to move into your new home. A lot of people will tell you that moving home is stressful, but we are going to do our best to guide you the other way.
The first thing to remember before your moving date is that you have all the time in the world. This might seem a little far fetched, but the truth is you set the date and therefore you control the lead up to the day you move. With that in mind, you should start planning as soon as you can so that come the final few days you are just going through the motions rather than running around like a headless chicken. Some ideas for you are to hire a skip and rent a self-storage unit, both of these options are designed to make some of the more laborious tasks a little bit easier. A skip provides you a solution to the piling up of bin bags of things you no longer have use for and a self-storage unit allows you some breathing room from the items you are unsure about.
Finally, label everything. You won’t regret making sure everything is fully labelled and you might even want to go as far as compiling a spreadsheet or document with detail about where things are.
The actual moving process should have been made easier by your planning in the pre-move stage. But one thing you can do to make it even smoother is hire a moving professional. There are times in life when relying on someone who knows what they’re doing is important, and moving home is one of them. A lot of people like to consider themselves movers for a day and hire a van, but that is how things get broken; especially if you are moving a significant distance. Whereas making the most of the experience of a professional mover will remove a lot of stress from your move and give you the sole-responsibility of getting yourself to your new address.
After the move, take a moment to breathe and remember the big job you have just completed. You might find that moving home has been quite an emotional process because you are leaving behind one set of memories to make new ones, so just pause before you start unpacking. There will be items that you will want to get out as soon as possible like the toaster or bedding, but leave the non-essentials for a day or two so that you can get your bearings in your new house before making it a home.