Moving house is generally thought to be one of the most stressful things that you can do, but there are ways that you can make it easier for yourself.
We have put together some of our top tips to help make the process of moving into your new house a happy one, allowing you to enjoy the experience and avoiding much of the stress that comes with it whether you are moving next door or to the other end of the country.
Preparation is key for any house move, as leaving things until the last minute can be one of the biggest causes of stress. As soon as you know that you are moving, start to put together a checklist of everything that you need to do, from hiring moving vans, to buying boxes and cleaning your carpets. Think about everything you need to cover and what order you need to do them in. Then, take a look at how much time you have to get it all done and you can start to create a workable schedule.
You can even plan the moving day itself by planning how and when you are going to pack your moving vans, at what point you will get the keys to your new property, and anything else that you need to do.
Allow some flexibility
Your plans might be fantastic, but they will need to be flexible as things can change quickly. Whether there is a delay from your solicitors, the removal company is late or the doorway isn’t as big as you thought, you need to be prepared to change your plans and work around those unforeseen circumstances.
Have a clear out
One of the best things about moving house is taking the opportunity to clear out all the junk that you have been hoarding over the years. Make sure you organise plenty of trips to your local recycling centre and charity shops, or try and sell a few things online. You will be amazed at how much you can get rid of, and this will drastically cut down on the number of things you actually need to move into your new home.
There will be other items that you don’t need immediately, but still want to keep, and this is where self-storage comes in handy. You can take the opportunity to box up anything that you won’t need before your move, like toys, holiday clothes, and ornaments, and put them into a self storage unit. This keeps them safe, clean, and dry but gets them out of your way while you pack everything else.
You can pay as many visits to your unit as you need, so you can keep bringing things to it as you go along. It can be done weeks or even months in advance of your moving date, so you can take your time packing and have a lot less to move on the day.
Book your removal company
Removal companies can get booked up quickly, so make sure that you organise them as soon as possible. You may not have a firm date for moving, but removal companies are used to this and can work with you. They can often offer packing services for you and can take a lot of the physical work and the hassle out of moving day.
By getting things in order and cutting out what you actually need to move, you can make moving day much smoother. Try to stay organised and you will be surprised how little stress is needed, and you can enjoy taking those first steps into your new home.
Furthermore, when moving houses you might need a new boiler. A new boiler can improve the overall warmth of your home which adds benefits such as better sleep and your overall mood. The costs involved for a new boiler only improve the value of your home, so money is well invested.