December 4th, 2016 10:30 AM by Jackie A. Graves, President
Moving house can be a stressful
time, but it does not have to be. If you are looking for ways to take the
stress out of moving, here are some tips to help make your next move a simple
reduce the level of stress attributed to your move significantly by simply
giving yourself a reasonable amount of time to prepare. Not only will you need
to organise your belongings for the house
removal, you may also need to pack everything yourself or coordinate
the packing process and pickup with a home removal service, which must be done
order to avoid the mistakes that may result from being rushed, consider giving
weeks to complete all
of the required steps, especially if you need to schedule any services prior to
a perfect time to review what you own, and decide whether or not you truly want
to keep it. Not only can removal services charge based on the total weight of
your belongings, it is also unwise to bring anything along that you are not
interested in keeping for the long-term.
begin to organise items to be packed, set aside any items that do not have a
permanent home in your new house. If the items are rubbish, feel free to toss
them in the bin. If they may still have some value, consider donating the items
to charity, or sell them to help pay for your moving expenses.
be surprised by how many boxes it can take to move all of your belongings. If
you are not having a removal service provide all of the supplies, begin
gathering packing material as soon as you know you are moving. Given enough
time, you may be able to acquire some boxes
for free from local
shops that may otherwise throw them away, which can save a large sum of money
in comparison to purchasing everything you need.
knows that moving is difficult, so it is not frowned upon to ask for help. If
you are moving far from your current area, having friends and family help can
give you all the opportunity to spend time together before you go, and allows
you to have a final goodbye. Even if you hire a removal company, it can help to
have some extra people around the house to help keep an eye on the activity and
keep you company.
easy to get so wrapped up in your move that you forget to take care of
yourself. During stressful times, making sure you are properly managing your
health and stress is even more important. Make sure you allow yourself enough
time to rest between tasks, and that you are able to get a sufficient
amount of sleep at
night. Take breaks to eat and to spend time relaxing or socialising.
stay hydrated by simply drinking water this will help you with a clear mind and
make you more active. The easiest way to make sure you get the amount you need
is to keep a water bottle with you throughout the process of organising your
move. Instead of using disposable water bottles, which can be expensive and
harmful to the environment, consider getting a reusable on, like the SIGG Water Bottle.
Not only is it more environmentally friendly, it is also incredibly convenient.
are moving your family, make sure that any children do not feel neglected as
things progress. Going to a new home can be especially stressful for children
as they may have fears about making new friends as well as keeping the friends
they have. Take time to reassure them that everything will be okay, even if it
feels scary right now.
you may not need to have a complete back-up plan for every possible challenge,
make sure that you have ideas on how to cover key areas should the situation
change suddenly. For example, make sure you have a back-up removal service to
call should your first choice not be available. It is also wise to make sure
that you have a few days of wiggle room for the moving process in case things
take longer to complete than originally expected.
your move goes smoothly, it can be uncomfortable learning to adjust to a new
home. Understand that these feelings are normal and that they will pass.
Give yourself and your family time to adjust, and try to forgive small
outbursts and frustrations that may arise simply due to the discomfort being
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