It is said that moving to a new house is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. There is so much to do and organise before, during and a little after the move and this can put a lot of pressure on a person. However, this does not need to be the case if you put things into perspective and plan efficiently. So, what can you do to reduce stress in the case of moving house?
Do your research
An important initial step when making a big move is to be in the know. The surest way to reduce stress is to have the best people doing the relevant jobs, such as the best and most reliable removal company in the area on the job. A removals company with experience will have done every type of move, so it is far less likely that there will be any hiccups on a moving day.
Before booking any services for the move, you should check out reviews on Google or on Trustpilot. When enquiring, ask if the company is registered with BAR (British Association of Removers) which, if they were, would be a good sign that they are going to provide you with top quality service. A company would normally visit your home in order to provide a quote and additionally, they should provide you with a single point of contact to look after you from start to finish with the move.
Get your moving date in writing
If you fail to move out of your old property on time, there can be some pretty serious consequences. Therefore, making sure your removal team turn up on the correct date is one of the biggest stresses of someone who is moving to a new house. Ask the firm you are using to guarantee your moving date well in advance.
Use storage well
If you are buying chunkier or heavier furniture for the new property, to avoid cluttering up the old property or to avoid going for a long period of time without things like sofas or beds in the new one, you can have your new furniture purchases delivered directly to the storage unit. It is the case that most removal companies will offer storage as part of their services, which is probably going to be cheaper than self-storage. Not only this, but your removers will be able to deliver these items to you on the day you are moving in.
Pack a special “moving day box”
Take a moment to consider are the things that you will likely need upon arrival in your new property straight away. This could include things like:
- Kettle and Mugs (along with tea and coffee)
- Basic Crockery
- Your personal electrical items
- Tools to help get the practical jobs which need doing, done right away
The list could go on, but these are some examples.
You should aim to pack this box into your personal car rather than into the van so that you can find it with ease.
Hire a team of cleaners
If you are moving out of rented accommodation, hiring cleaners is especially helpful as you will want to make sure the property is how you found it in order to get your full deposit back. This is still a good idea even if you are moving out of a property which you did actually own just so nothing is left behind.
If you are able to, you should set aside a portion of your budget in order to hire professional cleaners which will ultimately help you by saving you time and labour when you are in the height of a stressful situation.
In fact, some removal companies will include a service of cleaning for an extra fee so you can ask about this when you go to book.