Moving home is one of the most stressful experiences you will go through within your life. Picking up your belongings and possessions, packing them up, and starting again can be difficult, and the whole period can be testing, to say the least. So often, house moves are dreaded, and when something is dreaded, it is naturally not something you would look forward to. However, changing how you look at a house move can really make a huge difference in how it feels and how well it goes. In addition, making a house move enjoyable will make the whole process much easier, and possibly even stress-free! So, how can you make a house move enjoyable, and most importantly, what should you focus your time and efforts on?
Create Lists and Itineraries of Your Possessions’
Getting organized is one of the best things you can do when moving house. To help you get organized, you need to start creating lists and itineraries of what you have and where it is located. When you know what you have to move, you can start to grips with the size and scale of the task at hand. In addition, when you have itineraries and lists that you can readily use and access, you will see that the physical moving will be a lot easier. A moving list and itineraries are beneficial whether you are doing the move yourself or entrusting a professional mover’s help.
Do Little Bits of Packing Often
Whether you are making the house move on your own or having assistance from a professional moving team, you must pack little bits often. Sorting and packing up smaller items, such as keepsakes, jewelry, and photo albums, will allow you to feel like you are in control and on top of the whole process. Packing little bits will give you peace of mind, and it is this peace of mind that will help make the move stress-free.
Focus on One Room at a Time
This may be the first time you have moved house, or it might be your third time in fifteen years, it doesn’t matter, the experience is still the same. What matters, though, is how much stuff you accumulate over the years. You may have been collecting or keeping items either consciously, or unconsciously, which can cause problems when it comes to moving house. If you try to tackle your whole house at once, you will surely feel overwhelmed. However, if you focus on one room at a time, you will feel the whole process is more manageable and achievable.
Use Professional Movers
You do not have to make the whole house move by yourself. However, using professional movers will make the whole move much easier and less stressful. You can use a professional moving company for your whole house, or you could focus on specialist movers. For example, if you want to move by yourself and, at your own leisure, but you have a piano that needs relocating, then you would enlist a piano mover to assist you and relocate your prized possession with the minimal amount of stress and fuss attached. Professional overs are ideal for larger, bigger, and bulkier items, so do not rule them out until you have seen what they offer and how affordable they are.
Plan the Move Out as Far in Advance as You Can
Leaving the house to move until the last minute will get your stress levels going through the roof. Planning out your move as far in advance as possible will ensure that the process is enjoyable and stress-free. Then, when you know how much time you have, you can start working backward from this date, always ensuring that you are not pushing yourself to the limit. A house move involves more than just physically moving items and possessions. Remember that a house move involves changing home insurance details, informing utility suppliers that you are leaving, and changing over any other bills or accounts you may have registered to your home address.
Set Yourself Targets and Deadlines – Try Keeping a Calendar
When you break up your deadline, you can start working to more specific targets. For example, if your move date is 6 weeks away, you could break down your move into weekly blocks. Then, within each weekly block, you could specify what needs doing and what has to be done. Utilizing smaller, more achievable deadlines and using a calendar will help the process become more real, tangible, and achievable!
Utilize Your Family and Friends
Family, friends, and even work colleagues are there to support you and assist you in any way that they can. Whether it is help with packing boxes, moral support, or even help to sift through the piles of stuff you have accumulated over the years, it is good to know that your loved ones will be there for you and that they will be there to help, all you have to do is reach out and ask.