Moving house is supposed to be one of the most stressful times of your life. Even after the contracts are all signed and you finally know when your moving date is, there are a million and one things left to do. Here are some tips on how to make sure your move runs as smoothly as possible…
The importance of getting started with packing early cannot be emphasized enough. It will absolutely take you more time than you think it will.
Pack An Essentials Box
On your first night in your new house, it would be absolutely terrible to have to go scrabbling through mountains of bags and boxes for your toothbrush. Make sure that you’ve packed a box of essentials for your whole family, including items like toothpaste, coffee, tea, snacks and cups, along with kitchen essentials like plates and bottled water. Each member of your family should also have an overnight bag with changes of clothes in and any toiletries they might need in the morning. Remember to pack wet wipes in case there’s something up with the shower and you want to feel fresh.
At the end of the day, you want to make moving as free of stress as you possibly can, and if that entails hiring professional movers then so be it. Look online and find companies like Sussex Removals. They’ll ensure that your fragile possessions don’t get smashed and that things are packed in a calm and methodical way, taking a lot of the stress away from you.
Don’t Mix Items From Different Rooms
If you put items from different rooms in the same boxes, then unpacking will be a much bigger struggle than it has to be. Make sure all your boxes are marked with the correct room name on them so your unpacking can be as careful and methodical as your packing was.
Get Rid Of What You Don’t Need
Before you move, be ruthless with throwing things away. If you haven’t looked at or thought about a possession in years, either throw it in the trash or donate it to charity. If you don’t need something in your current house, you probably won’t need it in the new one either.
Pack Heavy Items In Suitcases
If you pack too many heavy items like books in boxes, they’re going to end up being extremely difficult to move and carry, and you might end up injuring yourself while you’re trying to pick them up. Instead, pack them in suitcases with wheels on, and wheel them along behind you instead!
Keep Your Routine As Usual
Especially if you have kids, it’s important to try to keep their routine as normal as you possibly can. Kids often don’t deal particularly well with change, and they might already feel a little shaken up with a change of bedroom and with all the commotion going on around them. Make sure that you keep their routines the same, that they go to bed, nap, and get up at normal hours, and that you try to buy and feed them fresh, healthy food as often as you can.