How To Make Moving Home Easier
No matter how prepared you think you are, moving can be stressful. The buying process can be arduous, with so many boxes to tick and forms to sign. Even if the process goes super smoothly with someone else doing the hard work, such as purchasing one of Reward Homes home and land packages, there is still the inevitable headache which comes with actually moving. To help you out, we have put together the ultimate guide to a smooth move allowing you to relax and enjoy your new home with the minimal stress!
Only Take What You Need
The concept of taking every single thing you own, transporting it, and relocating it into another house can be hugely overwhelming. To help with this, make sure you are only taking the essentials, and the items you know you definitely love.
Use moving as the perfect chance to declutter your space and make room for new items in your new home. Pull out the contents of your wardrobe and be ruthless.If it hasn’t been worn in a year, it can go to a new home. This chore is also a great opportunity to get rid of the strange odds and ends which tend to congregate in drawers and dressers, such as odd socks, plugs with no purpose, and spare keys to the car you sold a decade ago. Don’t make life harder by moving junk to your new space, empty that junk drawer—it’s time to declutter now.
There are a number of aspects of moving which have to be left until the last minute, such as exchanging keys, performing the final deep clean, and packing your toothbrush. Some elements, however, can be taken care of well in advance to help spread the load more evenly.
For example, if you know you are planning to move in the height of summer, it is pretty safe to assume that you can pack away your ski equipment and Christmas jumpers at the start of spring, clearly labelling the cases and storing them safely until the big day. By packing as you go, it becomes a less overwhelming job and will be easier to manage.
Be Ruthlessly Organised
Running moving day like a military operation is often the only way to survive with your sanity intact. Make sure everything is packed and organised by room, and affix clear labels to each box, crate, or container. When you arrive in the new property, this will allow you to direct all containers to their new homes –the actual unpacking can happen later.
It is also a good idea to prepare a ‘last-minute’ bag which contains essentials such as phone chargers, batteries, any medication, a change of clothes, spare keys or other small items which you will need close at hand. This precaution will save you digging around in boxes on the first day looking for something urgent; instead, you can have it where you need it.