Dozens and dozens of studies and surveys have shown that moving house is one of the most stressful things a person can do. It may surprise you to know that it often ranks higher than a divorce, or even a bereavement! Or… maybe not! Maybe you are already well-versed in the many challenges of upping sticks!
Whatever the case may be, it’s understandable that you will want to make the process as easy as possible! Happily, help is at hand. With a little bit of forward planning and bit of sensible thinking, you too can make moving home more manageable. Read on to learn the specifics…
First… getting ready
The first step of moving from one house to another is getting your own house ready to sell! This might involve a range of things. You may just need to do a deep clean. Or you may need to totally spruce the place up! Whatever work you do, look for ways to ease the workload on yourself. Moving house is stressful enough as it is! So, if you renovate the bathroom or the kitchen, hire a builders waste removal company to come and get rid of any leftover junk. If you need to tidy up the garden, hire a professional gardener to come and do the job. There will be other things that only you can do, that you will need to keep yourself free for. This might include meetings with your bank, or filling out paperwork at your estate agents. However, while you are doing these things, there may as well be somebody else doing other jobs at the same time!
Second… packing up
Next up, you actually have to pack all of your belongings. This gets harder the more items you have. If you’re just moving from a one-bedroom flat, that is one thing. But if you’re moving from a four-bed family house with summer house and stacked garage? Eek! Thankfully, there is one fantastic way to make this element more manageable. Hire a packing and removal company. Many of us only hire professional to do the move. However, hiring the same people to actually pack up your belongings is a great idea also. They will do it faster and more efficiently. Plus, they have the tools to keep everything safe. Most of the time they will bring proper wrapping equipment. Plus, they will have the correct straps inside their vans to secure larger items while in transit.
Third… moving in!
Once you move in, it is time to take your foot off the pedal. Slow down; most of the work is now behind you. While efficiency was the name of the game before, now you can take your time a bit. Do any decorating either before you move in, or a little at a time. This means that you can continue to live normally in the house, and only lose to the use of one room. Also, call in the help of friends and family. Reward them with lots of tea and biscuits and they’re sure to be happy to help you get settled into your lovely new home!