Moving to a new house can be a stressful event, even for the most organised. It’s right up there with losing your job or a relationship breakdown, when it comes to raising your mental and emotional tension levels. However, with a little forethought and preparation, you can cut down the hassle.
If you’ve got a mountain of paperwork around the house, start to go through it and get rid of the out of date stuff. To save even more space, scan the documents you do need to keep and pop them into cloud storage.
Go through the loft, garage and cupboards and be brutal. Many people suggest if you haven’t used something for twelve months, then you’re unlikely to need it in the future, apart from the Christmas tree perhaps! And really, if you do manage to fit back into those smaller sized clothes you’ve lovingly stored, how likely is it they’ll still be fashionable? If there are things you want to keep but are unlikely to use before the move, think about hiring some storage space to lessen the load on the day
On the Big Day
Get up in plenty of time and have a decent breakfast that will set you up for the day.
Use a removal firm – this is probably one of the best ways to cut down on the stress of the big day. Some firms, such as Gallagher’s of Newcastle, can offer packing & removals services, and will also supply all the boxes and packing materials you will need.
Check utilities as soon as you get to your new property. If there’s a problem, you’re more likely to get an engineer out if you call early in the day, rather than later.
Moving house often marks the start of a new and exciting period in someone’s life, a growing family or a change of job and town, so it should be as hassle-free as possible.