Moving home can be one of the most stressful things you do. It’s not just the whole buying and paper trail you have to deal with, that can be hard enough, and let’s not talk about the large amounts of money that are leaving your account. However, the most stressful part of moving can actually be the moving part. Sounds obvious but it is true. There is so much to consider when you leave one dwelling and move on to the next. Be that moving out of your parents into your first abode, or simply moving from house to house for a larger living space or better area.
I thought I would share with you some of the best tips that should help ease the stress of this process.
Make a note of any readings and organize mail redirection
Leaving a house or home can be an emotional time, so it is easy to forget some of the most productive things you need to do before you hand those keys over. Meter readings of things like gas, electricity and water will help you close off any accounts and pay what you owe before paying for your new place. It also ensures that you do not end up paying for someone else’s usage. You may also need to get in touch with your local postal service and place a redirection on any mail. There is bound to be some company or association that you have where you forget to inform them of your new address.
Be strict with your packing process
Packing up your belongings is a long and drawn out process, but you can make things much easier for your move if you are a little more organized with the packing side of things. Packing up items with the thought in mind of which new room they are going in is a great idea. Make a note on the box, and then you will have a much easy unloading time when you arrive at your new place. Use this time to declutter your house of things you no longer want or need. There is no point taking all of that into your new home.
Get some help
It is a tiring and energy sapping process moving home. From lifting boxes, loading them up to unloading them and unpacking, moving is not the most fun job in the world no matter how excited you are about your new home. This is when it is worth getting some extra pair of hands to help with the moving process. You may want to consider a mover company, or just enlist the help of friends and family to come along for the ride. It could make the whole moving process much easier and quicker.
Pack up an emergency box and case of essentials
Finally, the last tip for moving would be to have one box filled with your essentials and a suitcase as if you were heading away for a night or two. This takes the pressure off unloading and enables you to relax and do things in your own time. Things to consider for your emergency box would be your kettle and toaster, some first aid and a few food bits.
I hope these tips help you when the time comes to move home.