Moving home is one of the most exciting experiences in a person’s life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Making sure you’ve packed everything, from passports to underpants, can leave a real strain on your body, and on your family too. Once you have that moving date, there is no going back – but how do you even begin to plan an entire house move?
Planning is the key to moving home, and if you’re unprepared for the bumps and bruises along the way, it’s going to take you a very long time to get things just the way you want them. From crying children to grumpy partners, moving house can put pressure on many different elements of your life, so make sure you’ve got a moving plan – and stick to it!
So, how much time do you have? Depending on when the occupants of your new house are going to move out, and the new occupants of your current home are going to move it, you may find that you only have a few days to get the entire move completed. Don’t fret however, as this can be easily achieved if you stick to your time-scale.
First things first – decide who and what is going in which bedroom. Draw up a plan of your new home, and number the furniture (and family) that will be going into each room. From beds to wardrobes, chairs to tables, starting your move even before you’ve actually moved in will save you lots of time and energy. Remember that what is on your plan doesn’t have to be permanent, and you can shuffle things around once everyone and everything is settled into your home. It will only take a few minutes to make amendments to your living space, so don’t worry if things don’t look quite right!
Moving home is a great opportunity to clear out any of your unnecessary and unwanted household items that have been cluttering the shelves. Old clothes, plates, mugs, rugs and furniture that you no longer need can go straight to the recycling plant, and you can even call the council to come and collect them from you! If your cooker isn’t looking too good, try replacing it with a new model.
The last thing you want when you move home is to lose lots of expensive freezer food. If it’s a long journey, then plan ahead – only eat freezer items in the weeks prior to your move. If it’s a short journey, then make sure a new freezer is set up in your new home so you can easily transfer the food when you get there!
Another important element when moving house is to ensure that you have hired everything you need to actually move. Double check the time the moving company will be collecting your household furniture, and also remember to pick up any packaging materials you might need. From strong boxes to protective paper, bubble wrap to wrapping tape, these items are essential and will leave you safe in the knowledge that your valuable possessions are safe and secure when moving to your new home.
Pack One Room at a Time!
Organisation is key when moving home, and you’ll get to your new abode a lot quicker if you pack things room by room. Furthermore, it’s less likely that items will get lost in translation, and you’ll be able to organise your new place much easier when you get there!
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