For whatever reason, you might be ready to move homes very soon. You spent months searching for houses, it took you a while to get your own house sold, but now everything is in order and you can move. You’d think the hardest parts are out of the way, but you’re wrong! The actual act of moving your life from one place to another is very stressful!
At least, it’s stressful when you don’t know what you’re doing. As it happens, a lot of people have never gone through the process of moving home as an adult. You may have been a bystander as a child while your parents did all the work, yet you haven’t experienced it yourself. As such, mistakes can be made that make the whole situation very hard to deal with. Here are my tips to ensure you take the stress out of moving homes:
Leave the most important things to last
As you pack up all your belongings, you naturally think about the most important things first. The problem is that this makes you pack them so you don’t forget. Unfortunately, this puts them at the bottom of your moving boxes, usually below loads of other stuff. So, when you move into your new home, you have to empty out an entire box just to get to your toothbrush! Instead, save yourself lots of hassle by packing the least important things on the bottom, then build-up to the most vital items. This way you can take all of your key things from the top of your boxes without going rooting around. Trust me, this saves a lot of stress when you get to your new house!
Clearly label all your boxes
Speaking of boxes, be sure all of yours are clearly labeled. This sounds obvious, but you’ll be amazed at how many people just package belongings and hope for the best. Labeling lets you know where all the items are from, so you can understand where to put them when you move. You can even buy color-coded labels that stand out and are easy for you to notice, making it even simpler to figure out where things should go.
Use a moving company
Moving on your own will save money, but is it worth the stress? Here’s a quick answer: no, it isn’t! You’d have to make multiple trips in your car back and forth to move all your boxes. Plus, think about some of the bigger or heavier items – what if you have a piano? You’d end up needing to rent a van, which costs money anyway. Instead, you can use companies like On The Go Moving who will pack all of your boxes into a truck and take it to your new home in one journey. A lot of moving companies will even supply boxes – and may even pack them for you too. Ultimately, this helps you move a lot faster and you don’t have to waste petrol driving back and worth from A to B.
There’s nothing crazy about these tips, but they’re all highly effective at helping you move home without the stress. Keep them in mind if you’re due to move in the near future.