Most people do not look forward to the project of moving. Although they may be excited about getting into a new home, the actual act of moving fills them with trepidation. That is for many reasons. There is a lot to consider, such as all the changes of addresses and all the clutter that has built up over x amount of years. Just the thought of dealing with all that can cause stress in some people. The thing is, you can deal with all of the facets of moving with little to no stress if you are prepared to start early. Preparation is the key that will enable you to breeze through this process. So, let’s take a look a ers things you need to consider.
If you want to take the stress out of your move, you need to start with acceptance. Accepting that things are going to change and that you will have to be proactive, it will be easier to develop a mindset to match will all help remove stress. Additionally, it is worth accepting that, on some level, there will be stress, no matter how prepared you will be. Just by doing this, the stress you will feel will be reduced, and mentally, you will be more willing to make early preparations.
Yes, there is a lot to moving, and every move is different depending on your personal circumstances. It is well worth your while to create a moving checklist well in advance of the moving date. It is possible to download one and add all the extra things you need to do. Some people will need to do a fair bit of maintenance on their home, as this may help them recover their deposit if they had rented. But a checklist of all the things that need to be done, including changing addresses, closing down utilities, etc., will definitely help you make progress, stay on track and reduce the stress you will feel.
Again, you need to start way in advance, especially as it is such an emotive issue for some people. But the truth is you really do not want to be hauling everything in your current home to your new home. A new home is a new start, and keeping hold of old, broken, and redundant things that serve no purpose is not wise. Use this process as a way to remove clutter from your life. Try to adopt a more minimalist mindset, which is all about removing attachments and only keeping things of value to you now. The more you can get rid of, the smoother your move will be and the better your mental wellbeing will be at the new house.
Book the Removals Firm
This is another aspect you need to do as early as possible. The earlier you book, the more likely it will be that you get a specific date of your choosing. If you need a weekend or desperately want to avoid it, you need to be the early bird. If you know anyone who has moved recently, then ask if they can recommend their removals firm. It is definitely a good idea to do a certain level of research too. Speak to a few firms, and get quotes. Ensure you go with the team that seems to be most willing to bend to your specific needs. If you have help and feel you can deal with the move yourself then perhaps you are better off renting. However, ensure you get the right rental truck size for all your goods.
Start Packing Early
Get yourself some decent moving boxes and start the packing process early. Perhaps if you are so inclined, you can declutter and pack at the same time. You are google to have to go through everything anyway, so you may as well merge two fundamental moving tasks. Start small with things in messy drawers and pack only non-essential to begin with. As the moving date gets closer, you will see that the boxes are piling up, and that will help you remain calm. When it comes to delicate items, make sure you have the correct protective wrapping, such as bubble wraps, and be extra vigilant not to over cram the boxes as this will cause breakages. Label fragile boxes clearly so your removals firm can see. You may even be able to start dismantling larger items early too. If you keep up a good level of packing throughout the time before the moving date, you will ensure that you are not left with too much to do on the last day.