Selling your home and moving can be extremely exciting, but the process of moving can be quite stressful if not planned well. If you find yourself moving house, here are some great tips for making the process as stress-free as possible.
Hire The Right Removal Company
When it comes to packing and unpacking services for your move, you want to find the right company for you. Do your research and see what they can offer you in the way of packaging for your valuables. No matter how good the company is, accidents can happen so if you have one or two items that are very valuable or fragile, it’s always a good idea to keep this on your person if you have your own car or package it as best as you can.
Declutter Your Belongings
There’s no point in moving over furniture or belongings that you know you’ll probably just chuck out later down the line. Therefore, it’s a good idea to have a declutter of your home before you start packing up. Try your best to get rid of as much clutter as possible so that it means your new home won’t be as messy as your previous one. Set yourself a challenge for each room to fill up a certain number of bags.
Start Packing Up As Early As You Can
You should start packing as early as possible, starting with items that you can go without for a couple of weeks. It is also good to start early so you have an estimate of how much space you’ll need for the removal company and you’ll likely need a lot of packaging which can take a little time to source if you don’t want to be paying lots of money to get it.
Don’t forget to label boxes and bags so that it makes it easier to direct the removal men to each room, and so you know you have everything for that area in the right place and that’ll mean less hassle unpacking in your new home.
Cancel Or Forward On Your Post
It’s essential you forward on any post you regularly receive, or if you’d rather cancel it, you’ll need to contact the relevant companies. Change of address for any banking or financial information should be done as soon as possible because we can easily forget to do these once the process of packing up the home begins.
Your postal service will usually have a forwarding option where for a fee, you can forward on any mail for a month or so. This is normally a fee per person, but you might be able to strike up a deal if there are quite a few people in your household that have post.
Moving house is something many of us will do a few times in our life, so it’s great to learn how to make the process a little less hassle and impactful on your daily life. And hopefully, you’ll make plenty more memories in your new home.