There is honestly not a lot more stressful in our lives than moving home. More people are moving than ever before and whether it’s a mortgage or rent – you can guarantee that at some point, you’ll be moving home. Moving home can cause a headache – a lot of them, as well. However, there are a few ways you can make it a lot less of a hassle – and possibly even hassle free! If you’re someone who has ventured the world, you might be more inclined to move a bit further – which can be a bit more of a hassle…
So, as soon as you’ve agreed on the move – it’s time to start. Your new home is a few weeks or months away, but the day of the agreement is the day that you truly start moving. And what better way to start than with a clean?
Cleaning your house from top to bottom in this instance doesn’t just involve vacuuming the carpets and washing the windows – it means actually going through your household inventory and removing things that you and your family won’t need in the new home. This is easier said than done, but it’s going to save you so much hassle in the long run – would you rather move less or more? It’s up to you – but everyone would rather move fewer things! It’s lighter and will cost a bit less. While you’re doing your clear out, it’s a good idea to get packing as early as possible. Get your boxes (make sure they are sturdy and strong) and start putting things away. Start with the things you don’t really need, and finish packing with the essentials and furniture that is often used. When it comes to valuables – keep them close and under your responsibility. Home moving is stressful – even for your family and friends who are helping out, and things do get broken – that’s life! If you have things that you care about, transport them yourself.
At the same time as the big clear out – it’s time to let the world know about your move. While you can tell your mother and father – it’s a good idea to let the ‘important’ people know. That means the companies you bank with, the companies that provide your gas, water, and electricity. If you’re renting, it means your landlord. Pretty much every single organization that sends you letters – insurance companies, banks, schools, your place of work – need to be notified as soon as possible. Break this down, so you don’t spend too much time on the phone per day. There are some services that can do this for you – at cost – so if you’re stuck for time that could be a good option. One important company to contact will be your removal company – if you can let services like Shiply know about your move as soon as you can, you can book a removal service and have a bit less to worry about.
On a final note, it’s worth arranging some form of cleaning service to clean your new home before you arrive. New built homes will have paint marks and plaster chips scattered over, while previous tenants might have left mess or dirt. Moving into a spotless home is something that will kill a lot of the stress behind home moving.