If you have been reading our blog since the early days then you know moving can be a stressful experience. Or perhaps you have moved homes once or twice yourself and know first hand what we are talking about.
Below are a few things to keep in mind to keep those stress levels right down.
Don’t Leave Everything to Late!
Procrastination is a killer and you know what we are talking about.
Every soul on the planet is guilty of it. Don’t do it! It’s tempting to say you will deal with planning your move tomorrow and then repeat the same thing a week later but if you are not organised on moving day things will be a mess.
If possible start planning your move one month in advance. 2 weeks is the absolute latest you should be planning the move if you are really busy and pressed for time.
This means you should start packing one month before you plan on moving. This way you can slowly segment your move instead of cramming everything the day before moving.
DIY Is Not For Everyone
DIY moving is an option but it’s not for everyone. It’s actually not as cheap as you think it’s going to be as there are always several added costs that will come up like extra fuel and movers insurance. This is especially true if you are moving across the country.
It’s always better the hire a moving company that does full service moving. For example removals Swindon or at least go for a man and a van option. Unless of course your day job is in the transport industry already and you know you are going to have everything covered.
Don’t Forget Your Moving Day Survival Kit
When you move into your home you are going to have something like 100 boxes that are all taped up. It is foolish to try to rummage through everything to find things like your toiletries or your phone charger.
It’s much better to plan to pack a box or two that is going to have the first few days worth of essentials that you will need. Such as toiletries, electronics, maybe some kitchen equipment and utensils, makeup for the ladies and a week’s worth of clothes.
This way you know if you need something on the first or second day in your new home it’s going to be in your survival box. If you stick to these tips you will make your move much smoother!
You can also watch this video for some bonus moving house tips.