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Friday, August 20, 2021

How to Take the Stress Out of Moving House

Moving literally is my definition of hell on earth. I hate it with a passion and I always do it terribly. Some people that I know are superb movers and they manage to make their moves stress free and pack and unpack well, and, to be frank, I'm somewhat envious of them. Here are some tips from a good mover on how you can limit how much stress will be entailed in your moving homes.


Moving house is stressful, no doubt about that, however, there are steps that you can take to significantly reduce the stress of moving house. One of the best ways of reducing the stress associated with moving house is to plan, and in this article, you will learn some simple strategies to cut the stress associated with moving in half.

Here are some stress-busting tips that will facilitate the whole moving process, making it hassle-free and seamless.

Get Rid of the Old Stuff First

When you decide to move house, you need to create a very detailed plan to prevent a last-minute rush. One of the major things that people get stressed about when moving is dealing with all the stuff they have to pack. Eliminate your fear of packing by decluttering your home first.

Get rid of all of the things that you no longer want or need, when moving to a new home, transport the things that you love and start fresh. If you have far too many clothes, get rid of some. Sell them online, give them away or donate them to charity, minimize your wardrobe, your kitchen equipment and everything else that might be weighing you down.

Create a ‘Yes’ List

Essentially, a yes list is an inventory of the items that you are going to take with you. Categorize everything to make the process easy and hassle-free. For example, instead of mixing all your belongings, separate your kitchen things from your bedroom items. Your kitchen items can also be categorized. Label your boxes with “plates” and “breakable cups” this will make the whole process so much easier for you and the moving company that transports your belongings.

Book a Moving Company

One of the best things you can do to reduce the stress of moving house is to hire an expert team of movers to take the hassle out of moving your belongings. You can search for mover reviews online or ask for recommendations from friends and family. Just make sure that the movers you choose are insured and licensed. If you are unsure about a particular company, contact the Better Business Bureau, they can help you to find out more information about a moving company you are interested in hiring to transport your items.

Set a Date

When you set a date for something it pushes you to get things done, no one likes rushing around at the last minute to get things done. Therefore, set a definite date and stick to it, start packing in advance to avoid a last-minute rush. Give yourself enough time to take it slow, rushing only causes more stress and anxiety. Therefore, set the date and slowly work towards that date. If you have two months to leave, spend a couple of hours each day to get something done, pack some items, wrap some items ready for packing, label some boxes, do something. Before you know it, you will be all packed up and ready to go!

Pack the Most Important Items Last

You have a detailed inventory list, go through the list and check for the items that you use the most and set them aside. Pack all the least used items at the bottom of the boxes and pack the most used items at the top. That way, you will have easy access to the most used items when you arrive at your destination.

Tie up Loose Ends

Moving house means that you probably have a few loose ends to tie up before you leave. Contact your utility companies and other companies like your bank to let them know that you will be moving soon. Do this about a week in advance, provide them with your new address to ensure that all mail gets sent to your new place instead of your old place.

Sign up for Utilities for Your New Home

Contact utility companies to sign up for your new residence. Utilities such as electricity, phone, gas, water and other bills will need to be transferred to your name before you move.

Smile and Be Happy!

Now that you have done everything you need to do, smile and relax! You deserve it! Get ready for your new home and take a break before you leave to start your new adventure.

Moving house is most certainly a stressful experience but it doesn’t have to be. The steps outlined above can drastically reduce the stress that usually comes with moving house. The key is to plan, pack in advance and hire a professional moving company that can eliminate the hassle that most people face when moving house. Choose a licensed expert team of movers, declutter your home, set a definite date for moving and leave nothing to the last minute. House moving can be a breeze if you take it slow and plan the whole process step by step, bit by bit.

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