Making Moving Day Easy

Anyone that’s moved house in the past will know what an ordeal it can be but there’s really no need for the experience to be so stressful and if you plan carefully and approach moving day methodically it won’t be half as stressful as you might expect.

The main issue you’ll find when moving house is that you realise just how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years and you start to wonder how you’re going to be able to pack it all and move in time. To avoid the stress and hassle though, bear these simple tips in mind when you begin the moving process and you’ll get through the day without breaking a sweat even once.

Transport of a house (photo taken in New Zealand)

o    Lists are a great place to start with anything. You should make a list of everything that needs to be done and keep adding to it as you remember more tasks. At first the list will seem huge but as soon as you get started you’ll see how quickly things start to get crossed off and how everything comes together.

o    Before you start the packing process you need to make sure you have all the relevant materials to hand. This means you’ll need boxes, packaging tape, newspaper or bubble wrap to protect any ornaments or delicate belongings and bin bags. It’s no good starting to pack and realising you haven’t got some of these essentials or only having a few boxes available to you because a few boxes won’t even pack up one room. It’s essential that you have more materials than you need available to you because whatever you don’t use can always be returned.

o    Moving house is a great excuse to have a clear out too. It’s times like these when you have to empty draws, cupboards and shelves that you realise just how much stuff you have and how much of it you don’t actually use. Take your packing time as time to get rid of the things you no longer want or need because it’ll make packing a much easier process.

o    When moving house people get stressed because they try to do everything in one go. Rather than doing this and wishing that you’d never signed the papers to move pack up one room at a time instead. If you stick to one room at a time the task won’t seem like it’ll never end and you’ll feel like you’ve accomplished something at the end of the day because that entire room will be sorted and complete.

o    Once you’ve packed up your first room you should use that as a room to store all of your boxes. This will prevent your home from becoming cluttered and an unbearable space to live in. It’s much better for you and your family if at the end of the day you can shut the door on the huge pile of boxes that is slowly growing rather than having to live alongside it.

o    Finally, if you start a job then attempt to finish it the same day so that your head is clear when you go to sleep. If you go to bed knowing that there’s still half a room to be packed next door you’ll toss and turn all night.

Author Bio: Carla and Gavin Smith recently moved house and say that if it wasn’t for the professional and helpful services of WH Cox Removals they’d never have managed it so easily.

Erin Emanuel