Your impending home move might be one of the most exciting things on your mind at the moment, but it can easily turn into one of the most stressful challenges you have ever had to meet in your life, too. A lot of people get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things they have to handle during a home move, but you don’t have to let that stress overtake you.
Here, we’re going to look at three key tips from the experts at Twilleys that are going to help you have a much smoother ride when making that big move.
Prepare in advance as best as possible
If you want to make sure that the moving day itself isn’t a disorganized and stressful mess, then you want to work on preparing the way as best as possible. This can include taking the time to pack up things you don’t need in the weeks leading up to it, making sure that you have boxes organized and color-coded based on what room they belong in. You can also take the time to downsize your move by selling, donating, or otherwise getting rid of possessions that don’t really have a place in the new home.
Get distractions out the way
When you’re dealing with moving day itself, you want to make sure that your attention isn’t split between the move and other things demanding your attention. This can include your pets and children. The single best way to ensure that they don’t prove a distraction (or even a danger) is to get them out of the home. Enlist a family member to take care of them or, in the case of a pet, take them to a doggy daycare for the day.
If you’re not able to get them out of the way, then you should be in charge of making sure that they’re not too much of a hazard. With kids, this means being extra mindful of where they are. With cats and dogs, crating them somewhere out of the way might be the most feasible solution for now.
Make sure you got some help
If you’re trying to handle the move yourself, then it’s only natural that all of the stress is going to be on your shoulders. If possible, get in touch with an external removals team as soon as you can. Call in advance so you can make sure that they are free and available when you need them.
An external removals team will do more than drive your goods from point A to B, they can help with packing and unpacking, furniture disassembly and reassembly, and much more. They bring the equipment to make a move both safer and much more efficient, too.
With the tips above, you might not entirely be able to get rid of the stress of making such a big move, but you can at least make sure the stress isn’t so much as to remove the exciting prospect of your new home.