It’s no secret that moving house is a pretty stressful experience. And with so much to remember, it can quickly descend into mayhem. Our previous blog post, how to pack for moving house, is bursting with practical and actionable tips that will help you secure a seamless move, as is our ultimate moving house checklist.
But how else can we help you keep those stress-levels to an all-time minimum when moving house? Here are our top tips for a stress-free move.
How to move house stress-free
We're all about making your move as smooth as it can be. It's important to take care of your mental health when moving house too. And hopefully, our pointers for a stress-free house move will help you do that.
1. Arrange child/pet care
As much as we all love our little friends, having young children and animals around during a move often adds to the chaos of the situation. Not only can it be stressful for everyone but dangerous too. The last thing you need is your cat running off into an unfamiliar territory whilst you're busy trying to assemble your new sofa.
So why not ask a family member or close friend if they can go to their house on moving day? That way you can focus on the big move and collect them once the place feels more like home.
Need a little more guidance when it comes to moving house with pets and young children? Our helpful guide promises some stellar advice,
2. Accept that you won’t remember to do everything
Anyone who’s ever moved house before knows that the to-do list is almost endless. From cancelling your broadband to updating your address to remembering to clear out that corner of the attic, there’s just so much to remember. Accept now that you might not remember to complete every single task and that’s ok. Most of the time, these things are completely solvable.
Plus, there's no reason why you have to take on the burden of remembering to do everything on your own, either. Delegate tasks and responsibilities to other's in your household. Even if you're moving on your own, why not call on your trusted friends and family members to help you out here? We're sure they would be more than happy to lend a hand.
3. Go easy on yourself
It’s easy to get wound up and upset when faced with moving mishaps such as missing items, furniture that’s tricky to dismantle or even worse, delays. When or if this happens, try not to be so hard on yourself. These experiences are often part and parcel of moving home.
Try to remember that this only temporary and soon enough it will all be a distant memory. As soon as you're settled in your new home you’ll forget about all the trials and tribulations of the move. If you can, make time during or straight after your move to do something you enjoy that’s completely unrelated to moving. Get stuck into that latest romance-novel, book yourself a massage or go for a run to clear your head.
4. Prepare to be flexible
When you move house it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to unpack everything in just one day. And during this upheaval you will still most likely have to go to work, attend appointments or take your children to school.
This means that you may not always have everything to hand that you need. Perhaps you can’t find your favourite coat or your running trainers are in the last box to be unpacked. This means you might have to be flexible and adapt to the situation. Again, remember that this is only temporary and everything will be back to normal soon. What’s more, people are generally very understanding at times like these, too. So don't be afraid to pull the 'I'm in the middle of moving house' card from time to time.
5. Know you're enemy
When it comes to securing a stress-free house move, we recommended getting some practical moving house advice. It may all seem self-explanatory and straight-forward but you may be surprised at just how much skill, time and carefully needs to into moving house.
You're in luck! Because our advice hub houses an abundance of moving house checklists, step-by-step guides and general moving advice. Start with these:
6. Call in the professionals
Ok, so you may have seen this one coming, but want to know the ultimate stress-free moving house hack? Bring in the experts.
When you employ a reliable and professional removal company (such as ourselves) the risk of moving mishaps and delays significantly decreases. If you do decide to call in the cavalry, though the rest of these tips still ring true, there’s no question that you'll feel a lot more at ease than if you were to go it alone.
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So, this brings us to the end of our top tips for a stress-free move! We hope you found them useful. And If you’re looking for some more stellar storage and removal advice, remember, our advice hub has plenty of helpful resources.
If you do need our help, all you have to do is ask. We have a range of home removal services for you to choose from, with reliable storage options available too. We’re proud to offer a premium service at an affordable rate. We’re a friendly bunch too — so what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today for your custom quote.