When you move house, you go through just about every emotion on the spectrum. Excitement, anxiety, surprise, fear, happiness- uprooting your life and moving somewhere new is always going to be a turbulent time. Thankfully there are a few things you can do to make life a little easier, and things to run that bit smoother. Here are some ideas!
As soon as you know you’re going to be moving house, it’s worth starting the packing up process. Weeks, even months ahead of time you can start decluttering, throwing away things you no longer need or giving items you won’t use to friends and charity shops. Things like attics, sheds, and garages can take a long time to go through and will be full of items you won’t have seen for years, so don’t underestimate how long this can take. If you have garden furniture then this will all need to be taken apart, and any repairs that need to be made to the home before you leave can be tackled early on. All of these things can take far longer than you might realize, so come up with a packing plan. Label boxes and carefully pack everything so that nothing gets damaged- it’s so much better than throwing everything into boxes and bags at the last minute. When you go through everything properly you can be sure that you’re not dragging junk that you don’t need from one house to another. As this would be a waste of your time and resources.
Use a moving company
Moving house is already stressful enough, particularly if it’s going to be a big move (a large house, or one you’ve been at for many years). In fact, it’s ranked as one of the most stressful life events a person can go through. There are a number of injury risks associated with moving out, from manual handling injuries to things like trailing wires- to falling over slabs in the street- personal injury lawyers have seen it all. Make life easier for yourself and hire a fully insured moving company, have them do all of the heavy lifting and save yourself that hassle.
Stockpiling items that you’ll need for the new place can help you to spread costs. It’s nice to have things like new pillows, duvets, and bedsheets when you move to a new place. You might want to choose a new style or color scheme, meaning accessories like cushions, lamps, and rugs will need to be updated. Start buying these things each week in the run-up to moving out and by the time you get to the new place you’ll have most of what you need. Even things like dried food for the pantry, toiletries, and cleaning products are worth picking up if you see them priced cheaply. As chances are you won’t want to bring old pantry items with sketchy dates or sticky half-used shampoo bottles with you to your nice new home!