Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Take The Stress Out Of Moving: 3 Simple Steps

Moving house is incredibly exciting - as who knows what adventures await you in your new town or home? However, the process can also be very stressful - as you have a lot of different things to contend with from trying to save money when moving to ensuring you have everything packed and ready to go. In fact, moving home is considered one of the most stressful things you can do!

With that in mind, here are three top tips that can help take away the stress of moving!

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Pack First, Panic later.

Whatever your reason for moving - be it to pursue a new job, or for a change of scenery - you will always find a reason to worry about it. What if you don’t like your new boss? What if your children don’t make friends? What if you find it hard to settle in? As a result of these worries, you may begin to ‘put off’ tasks associated with the move as they will only make you feel more anxious. For example, packing your belongings into boxes feels very final - once they are packed, there is no going back. 

However, it is essential that you start packing early. The process always takes much longer than you expect it too, especially if you are trying to put your whole life into a few boxes. Starting early gives you plenty of time to prepare yourself, and also means you minimize the chance of anything being broken or damaged in hasty packing. Start by packing up the things you rarely use or pack up a room at a time. 

Once you have finished packing, you should also look into hiring a moving company, such as  North American Van Lines to move your items for you. Whether you are moving to a new home in the same city, or across the country - they will ensure all of your belongings arrive in one place, with secure and efficient collection and delivery. This means you can focus on getting into your new home! 

Say Goodbye

If you have a lot of memories in your home or local area, it is important that you spend some time saying goodbye. Not only to the people who surround you but the place itself. Throw yourself a going away party - even if it is virtual. Share stories about the happy memories you’ve had there. Take photographs to make memories last forever. Then, think about all of the exciting things that lie ahead. Saying goodbye can help make the process of moving easier.

Renovate First

As much as you have to ensure you are prepared to move in, you have to ensure your new home is ready for you. If the home needs renovations, attempt to have them completed before your move-in date - after all, there is nothing worse than moving into a property without proper heating or damaged facilities. This also means you won’t be getting in the way of any construction workers or decorators, and you can start unpacking right away! 


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