No matter your reason for moving home, to be closer to work or to make room for the family, doing it alone can be overwhelming and stressful.
That’s why we’ve put together some tips and tricks to make your home move a little less manic, so you can enjoy the excitement that moving into a new home should bring!
The worst thing about moving home is having to pack up all your belongings that have slowly accumulated over the years. By decluttering your house of things that you don’t need any longer or that are broken, you’re almost guaranteed to shorten the packing up process.
A benefit of getting rid of all the rubbish that has built up over time is that the removal costs should be cheaper because the movers will have less boxes to pack up. So not only will decluttering save you time, but it will also save you money!
Hire a removal company
Packing up all your things is not only time consuming but can be exhausting too! Hiring a removal company to help take your boxes from house A to house B could save you time and energy. If hiring a moving company seems like the right thing for you, make sure you think ahead and book at least a month in advance.
However, moving companies can sometimes be costly so it’s worth planning this into your budget so you know exactly what you can afford when the big day comes.
Have the right materials
No matter how prepared you might think you are, when it comes to moving home it’s easy to forget something in the chaos of the move. Be sure you’ve got all the right materials on hand before you start packing things up and have plenty of backups- we all know how flimsy some cardboard can be!
You might be wondering what the essential packing materials could be, so here’s a quick checklist of things you may need to make sure you’re covered on the day:
- Cardboard boxes – it’s always a good idea to overbuy boxes because you can never really know how much stuff you own until it comes down to packing it all away.
- Bubble wrap – although some things will travel fine, always double wrap any delicate items to avoid damage.
- Tape – by taping your boxes up, you’ll prevent losing any items on the cross over.
- Marker pens – marker pens will come in handy when you start labelling all your boxes.
Plan ahead of time
Leaving things to the last minute will only add to your stress. Make sure you’ve got all the non-essentials packed up at least 2 weeks in advance, so that on the night before the big move you only need to worry about packing the bare minimum like the kettle and your toothbrush!
So, now you know the kind of things you need to get in order to help make that big move that little bit less stressful!
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