Moving house is a lot of work. It is exciting of course but it is also stressful on some levels. However if you know what to do and how you can do it, you will be able to take the stress out of shifting and simply enjoy the process and even treat it completely like the brand new beginning that it is. If you have been renting out so far and you finally have your dream home and you are going to go live there, don’t let the tiny details take away from the big happiness that you should be feeling. Here are some helpful tips to help take and keep the stress away from moving house.
Start Packing In Advance
You really should not keep packing everything until the last minute. When all the plans have been finalized and you set a day for the changing of houses, start packing in advance. Clear one section at a time daily until you have all your belongings neatly packed up in moving boxes so that you do not need to rush through everything at the last minute. Or else, you might feel like you don’t even want to go live in your home anymore, simply because you are so tired and stressed out. You will have a lot of normal everyday duties to complete too so allocate about an hour each day leading up to the move to pack things up and put them away.
Label Everything So That You Won’t Be Confused
It is a good idea to label every package according to where it should be kept and what is inside. For example if one container has a lot of ceramic and porcelain ware that has to go in the kitchen cabinets secure the package well and then label it with something along the lines of ‘kitchen – fragile’ so that those who will be helping you with the move know that they have to be careful with handling the package and they also know where to place that package. This way you will easily be able to allocate all the packages to each part of the house where they are meant to go and you will also be able to minimize on anything breaking, at least for the most part.
Don’t Take Everything with You, Only Take What Is Needed
Sometimes over time, we collect little things that we think we will need someday but we really do not. For example empty milk or juice cartons, bags and other such mundane items tend to get piled up with time and when you start packing all of these will come out even if you had completely forgotten about them. Take only what you need and don’t transport unwanted amounts of items from one place to another. You will always get more cartons and bags so dispose of these correctly. Do not try to take everything with you attaching some value to them as they will clutter up the new house too.