So, you’ve put your current home on the market and signed the contract for your new place. You’ve dealt with all of the paperwork and have just about everything set up for your arrival – from your new WIFI box to your job.
The only thing left to do is move. Nothing to stress about, right?
Wrong! Unfortunately, the last phase of moving house (i.e., actually moving) tends to be the most stressful. This is because you start every day with a to-do list that you never quite get to the end of, resulting in a lot of frustration.
And, while the payoff of moving into your dream home will be worth it – nobody wants to spend days on end at their breaking point. With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to move home with 0 stress!
Reach out to a moving company.
It’s easy to understand why some people try to avoid hiring a moving company – especially if you want to save money. However, this often means you’re left playing Jenga as you try to stuff everything you own into the back of your car. As a result, it’s far better to hire a cross country moving to do the heavy lifting for you.
Not only will they ensure your items arrive safely at your new home, but they’ll also save you a great deal of time, energy, and stress!
Declutter before you leave.
Packing is always stressful, but packing to move – be that to another state or a few blocks away from your current house – is both stressful and time-consuming. However, one way in which you can speed up the process is by decluttering ahead of time. This means you have fewer things to pack away and carry with you. Not only does this help when it comes to unpacking, it also helps you when making a fresh start in your new home, as you can replace the items you’ve thrown away with something new and useful.
Take some time off work.
Trying to move outside of your regular working hours is a recipe for stress. This is because even packing can take days to complete, and there often isn’t enough time in the day for you to do this once you get back from your 9-5. Taking a few days off ahead of the move will help you to stay on track, without sacrificing any sleep!
Pack room by room.
If you’re not sure where to start when packing, try to group items with similar functions together or based in the room they belong in. This will make it easier to gather things together and unpack. Start with the rooms that are used less often, so that you don’t pack away anything you need (such as your toothbrush) prematurely. Remember to wrap fragile items in bubble wrap or similar products to prevent damage during transit. You should also make sure that you clearly label all boxes, as you’ll otherwise have no idea where to begin when you finally move.