Top tips to moving house

Moving to a new house is often one of the most stressful times you will go through due to the number of aspects that are simply out of your control, particularly if you are part of a chain. To help you out during this time, we have come up with a few tips to help you stay calm and feel organised when moving to a new house.

1. Start preparation early
As early as possible, start the packing process. Even doing just 20 minutes a day will ensure you’re on top of things. You’re prone to a lot of delays when you move house, so you should have plenty of time to play with but do your best to manage it as efficiently as you can.

Create a timeframe for packing and everything else you need to get through, so you know that you will have everything done with plenty of time to spare. Focus first on packing the items you generally will not need, so you’re not rifling through boxes once you’ve packed them. Spare bedrooms and cupboards are an excellent place to start.

Make sure you label your boxes, which will make the process of unpacking and organising everything in your new house more straight-forward. Organise items in themes as well, so you do not have boxes full of different types of things. This, again, will make it easier to unpack it all in your new home.

2. Be Ready
Moving home can be emotional, particularly if you have lived there for a long time. Starting your preparation earlier will help you get used to the move, so everything does not hit you at the last minute. This is especially important for homeowners that have been asking themselves “how can I sell my house quickly?” – you need to be as prepared as possible if you’re looking to speed things up, so you don’t cause yourself more difficultly.

Visit the area you are moving to, to give yourself a good idea of your new surroundings and local amenities. This can also help build up the excitement for the big move, and when it comes time, it will be less change to deal with.

Book as much time as you can before and after, particularly after the move, so you can fully organise your new house and make it feel like home quickly. Having boxes lying around for weeks on end can make the process of feeling settled more difficult and is another factor that will add to your stress.

3. Ask for help
Moving can be hard work, especially if you have a lot of furniture to move. If you can, try and get your friends and family to help as you would be surprised how much quicker you can get things done. This will save you a lot of money compared to hiring additional removal men, as most friends are willing to help for free.

4. Measure your new space
Map out what furniture is going into which rooms before you move. This will avoid getting to the new house and constantly moving things around because it does not fit into a particular space. Measuring all this out in advance will make a move less stressful. Sofas, wardrobes and beds are the essential items which you will want to measure up and make sure they will fit.

Planning is key to taking the stress out of moving to a new house, so the more prepared you are, the better the experience will be.

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