Moving house is really an exciting time, but it can also be quite a stressful time if you're not prepared.
However, there are so many things that you can do to make moving less stressful on you and to perhaps even enjoy the process of moving since it is supposed to be an exciting time in your life, so in this post we want to share with you some ways that you can make moving house less stressful.
One of the first things to do before you move house is to declutter. Decluttering is a habit that you should get into anyway, regardless of whether you're moving house, since it can help to keep the place tidy and make things less stressful when everything has a place. However it’s even more important when moving house to declutter. It’s a perfect time also to get rid of things that you no longer need or want or use, or that you don't want to take with you to the new place since this can be even more stressful if you have to load more things onto a removal truck than you actually need or plan on using.
Have a clearance sale:
Once you've decluttered and you know what things you don't want to take with you, then it's time to perhaps put them into categories and decide on the things that you can sell and the things that perhaps need to be taken to a place where they can either be recycled or repurposed.
This is a good chance to make some extra cash for the things that you no longer need, but still in good condition, and are able to be sold.
Another alternative is if you are not ready to get rid of certain things and you would like to use them again in the future, but you perhaps don't see the need for them right now or are unable to take them with you for whatever reason - for example if you're moving to another country and are trying to lighten the load as much as possible local self storage could be a good option since it allows you to keep your things safe until you return and are able to use them.
Send your family ahead of time:
If you're moving with your family, and especially if the place that you're moving is quite far away then perhaps it's something to consider that you travel to the new house separately - one way that you could do that is if you go ahead a few days before your family to set things up or even send your partner a few days ahead to set things up and then someone stays in the old place to take care of the removal from that side of things.
That can make it a lot less stressful if you have children since they will get bored being in the midst of things getting moved around, and it will also be easier for you to focus on the one thing instead of trying to focus on them and moving.