Moving house can be a stressful experience. Sorting through everything you own is time-consuming and can be a monumental effort. At some point you might even find yourself wishing you had never started the process at all! But moving to a new home should be a positive, exciting experience. Some things you can’t control, but here are some ways you can make the most out of your move and reduce the stress.
Sell Some Stuff
Sorting through your closets, cupboards and everywhere else in the house is a good opportunity to get rid of stuff you no longer want or need. Instead of throwing these things out, you could make some money out of them. Sell your stuff online as a way to make some extra cash to go towards the move or your savings. Anything you don’t sell you can give to goodwill.
Hiring the services of a moving company is a good idea. It might be an additional expense, but it’s worth it. Although you may feel like this is something you can do yourself, lifting heavy boxes and furniture could result in injury if you’re not doing it right. Professional movers are trained to do this and have the correct equipment to help them move heavy items around. It will make your move a lot easier on you in the long run.
Out of respect for the new residents of the house, you should leave the place clean and tidy. With all of the other tasks that need to be done when moving house, cleaning might be the last thing you want to do. To make it easier, clean as you pack up each room. Although you may have furniture in there still, if you have cleaned the room already it shouldn’t need much more attention when you empty it. Alternatively, you could hire professional cleaners to do this for you, but this could be an unnecessary expense.
To reduce the stress of moving you should be keeping good time management during the process. Don’t leave the packing until two days before you’re due to move. Instead, as soon as you know you’re going to be moving house and what date, make a list of things that are essential and non-essential. Start with the latter first and pack those items up as soon as possible. As the moving date gets closer, that’s when you can start placing other things in boxes after you no longer need them at hand.
Ask for Help
Packing up your home is a lot of work to do by yourself. Ask a close friend or relative if they’d be willing to help you out. Most of the time people will be happy to help and this will help reduce your stress levels a lot.
Moving house is hard work but it’s always nice to feel as though you’re starting somewhere new. Make the most out of the experience and use these tips to help you.