How To Successfully Move House Without The Stress

Although choosing a new home and moving on to a new adventure is exciting for most, many people rarely discuss the sheer amount of stress that actually comes with finding a mortgage, sorting your life into boxes and keeping everyone happy at the same time. This can be made harder when you also have kids and pets to think about too. Above all, the end goal should be the primary focus, and with some extensive preparation, it can actually be a fun time for everyone with minimal stress. Whether you are moving a few blocks away or relocating to a different state, planning ahead in plenty of time will be your best chance of moving home and reducing any hiccups along the way.

If you’re planning a big move soon, check out these handy tips on how to do it without too much stress.

Declutter your life

Over the years you have probably accumulated many things that are stuffed away in cupboards or stored in the garage. Now is the perfect time to sort through all of this clutter and start to get rid of anything you don’t need anymore. Decluttering itself can be a cleansing experience and certainly helps to start afresh in your new home. The only downside is that it will take you quite a while depending on how much you’ve stocked up over the years. Start by tackling one room at a time, as this will feel less overwhelming and prevents you giving up before you’ve started.

Dismantle anything you’re not using before the move

If you’re taking furniture that can be dismantled a few weeks or so before the move, be sure to do this in plenty of time. It might appear to be a two-minute job but in fact dismantling beds, wardrobes and anything that won’t fit through doorways or down staircases with ease might actually take longer than you think. Try not to leave it until the last minute; otherwise, you’ll end up with a ton of stress the week of the move.

Label your boxes

Unless you’re hiring professional packers, when you pack up your boxes, be sure to label them correctly. Labels are great for identifying what room the boxes can be placed in when you move in and saves you time opening everything up to try and locate different items. If you have fragile items or boxes that should be kept a certain way up, this is also handy to note on the box too.

Hire removers

It might be tempting to take the cheaper option and hire a van for your house move but if you don’t want the stress or the injuries that could come with lugging heavy boxes around, hiring professionals is always a great option. Choosing Dallas movers to help you get all of your belongings into your new pad will ensure everything arrives safely without breaking a sweat.

Keep the kids and pets occupied

If you don’t want the stress of the kids getting bored within five minutes and your pets potentially running for the hills because the doors are open all day while you move everything in, then getting someone to watch them for the day is a great idea. This way, you’ll have everything in the house, and their rooms mostly set up so when everyone comes home, they have a bed that can crash out in.

Keep the essentials handy

There’s nothing worse than turning up to your new home and not being able to put the kettle on. By keeping a box of essentials aside from the main packing will ensure you have any essentials to hand. Don’t forget to include a phone charger, cleaning products, and some toilet roll in your survival kit too.

Keep an eye on personal belongings

In the midst of moving house, your mind is often in many places at once. During this time, it’s important to remember to double check where you’ve put your bag or purse, as you might need them for an urgent coffee stop or some food to keep you refueled. Avoid leaving them exposed in your car outside your new home, as you never know where opportunists could be lurking, and a missing bag as you move in is the last thing you want to worry about.

Moving house doesn’t have to be stressful. By being prepared and having a contingency plan will help you factor in all the moving day hassles that might pop up.

Thanks to Eleonora

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