It’s said that moving is one of the most stressful things you can do. There’s no getting away from the fact that moving can be time-consuming and arduous, If you’re able to plan ahead, it is possible to eliminate some of the hassle.
If you know you’re moving to new pastures , it’s never too early to start packing. There are items that you’re going to need right up until the day you leave your current home. But there are bound to be things that you won’t use. If you’re relocating in the middle of the summer, there’s no reason why you can’t start putting winter coats, hats, scarves and boots away. If you’ve got an attic or a basement packed to the rafters or a garage overflowing with boxes, tackle these in advance of your moving date. Take the opportunity to have a clear out. There’s no point in taking a load of stuff you don’t want or need with you. Create a pile for the tip, and set aside things you want to sell or donate. The sooner you can start packing, the less stressful life will be in the run-up to the move. Call some friends over and get the family involved to lighten the load.
Booking a moving company
Unless you’re planning to hire or borrow a van and move yourself, you’ll need to book a moving company. Ask around for recommendations, read reviews and use sites like Find Movers Now. Explore your options, and go for a package that suits your needs. If you’re short on time pay extra for packing services. Book them as soon as you’ve got a moving date to make sure that you get the firm you want.
Tying up loose ends
Before you move, there may be some loose ends you need to tie up. This may include paying utility bills and sending in final meter readings. If you don’t want to change your TV, broadband or energy provider, you may be able to switch your services to your new address. If you’re not able to do this, make sure you organize installation in advance if you need internet access as soon as you move in. Let your friends and family know that you’re moving and to notify your bank and insurance providers about the change of address. This will ensure that any mail is sent to the right place.
Are you preparing to move to a new home? You’ve probably got a to-do list as long as your arm. Planning in advance can help to alleviate stress, so start ticking off jobs like packing, decluttering, and booking a removals company as soon as you can, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.