Top Tips For a Stress-Free Move
Updated: Jan 18
It’s no secret that moving house is a pretty stressful experience and with so much to remember, it can quickly descend into chaos. Our previous blog post, how to pack for moving is full of actionable tips to help you secure a seamless move. So, we’ve covered the practical aspects of moving house and provided you with the ultimate moving hose check-list, but what else can you do to keep those stress-levels to an all-time minimum? Here are our top tips.
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 in an unfamiliar new territory whilst you're busy trying to assemble your 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.
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 a lot to remember. Accept that you might not remember to complete every single task and that’s ok. Most of the time, these things are completely solvable.
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. 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 unrelated to moving.
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 sometimes you might still have to work, attend appointments or take your children to school amidst it all. This means 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.
5. Call in the professionals
Ok so you may have seen this one coming, but want to know the ultimate 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.
So, this brings us to the end of our top tips for a stress-free move, we hope you found them useful. If you’re looking for some more moving advice, check out our advice hub and you'll find plenty of helpful information.
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