Moving house is something that can be really stressful and take a lot of planning. But the good news is that if you plan it out and give yourself plenty of time, then it doesn’t have to be a massively stressful experience. House moves are rarely something that take you by surprise, so you will have enough time to plan it all out, in plenty of time, and then your moving experience can be a much more positive one.
Book a Removal Company
As soon as you know that you will be moving, it is a good idea to book a removals company. They can get booked up ahead of time, so planning ahead is key here. Of course, you could do it yourself, but for a big move, with a lot of furniture and a lot of things to move, it can be quite a stressful thing to do by yourself. Removal companies have experience in this, along with packing and handling, so choose one that is going to work best for you.
Declutter your Belongings
Decluttering is one of the number one things that you can do before a move. It is so important to not waste time and money on moving things that you don’t really want or need; there is no point taking them to a new home if they’ll just end up in the back of the closet or packed up in the basement.
If you are moving from a rented home, and even from a home that you’ve owned into a new one, then you don’t want to leave a mess behind. It is going to be important for both factors, as you don’t want to forfeit the chance to get your deposit back from your landlord, and new homeowners aren’t going to be happy about having to move into a new home that is full of dirt. Of course, this can be something that you can do yourself, but as it needs to be done very close to when you move, it could be a good idea to look into some professional cleaning services instead Then you know it will get done, but it won’t be something that is stressful or another thing for you to have to worry about.
Arrange your utilities early
When you’re moving somewhere new you need to think about having all of your utilities set up for when you move into the new home. You don’t want to be without water or electricity, so call your providers and have them ready to switch everything over as soon as you move in. Not only will this help to save you some stress once you move in, but it will also give you some more time to unpack and settle in your new home, without thinking about the life admin that you need to look at.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to moving house, but it all makes a difference. Is there anything else that you would add to the list?