10 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Moving Experience
Moving can be one of the most stressful life events you can go through. With staying organized, hiring solicitors, and scheduling a moving company, you can get swamped with tasks without any sort of order. With these 10 helpful tips, we guarantee a less stressful move to help you enjoy the last few days in your old home.
1. Stay Organized
Packing up your belongings can leave you prone to creating excess cluttering which can delay the moving process. To better prepare, it’s best to create a packing list to prioritize yourself. Make sure you work room by room and never give in to procrastination by skipping rooms or “saving things for later.” Also, by marking boxes due to how heavy or frail they are, it provides a clearer strategy for a moving company to help run things on schedule.
2. Only hire reputable solicitors
It’s always important to hire reputable companies to help make your move as swiftly and easily as possible. Your conveyancing company handles all the necessary legalities of selling you home which makes it important you choose the right one. By getting free local quotes from surrounding companies that are regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers or Solicitors Regulation Authority, you can have the leisure of hiring a reputable, responsible, and experienced company.
3. Don’t rush
It’s never wise to rush a big project like moving. Organizing your days prior and post move are a great way to help manage your time so you aren’t scrambling the day your moving company shows up. After all, you’ll probably need time to gather yourself and bask in the memories fulfilled in your home before you move.
4. Make a Document Box
This is the one thing that you do not want to get lost in the move. You will want to keep important documents like IDs, passports, birth certificates, wills, insurance papers, etc in a central location for easy access. You may also want to consider making electronic backups of these files. When it comes to something this important, it is always better to go the extra mile.
5. Make your Moving Day Go Bag
Before the big day arrives, you will want to ensure that you and all of your family members has a bag packed with the essentials. These are things that you will need to be able to get easily throughout the day. The last thing you want is to halt the entire moving process so you can remember which box you packed the toilet paper in. Put in the bag your clothes for the day, toiletries, water, snacks, phone chargers, and anything else you need to launch the day off without a hitch. In a separate bag, it would be useful to pack up the tools that you will need to unpack and set up furniture. In this bag, put your screwdriver, hammer, box cutter, and other tools. Remember, you won’t be able to open any of those boxes if your scissors are packed up inside one of them.
6. Have an Open Schedule
You can go through all the stages of planning. You can hire the best moving company in the world. It does not matter how prepared you are, there is always the chance that something could go wrong. This is why it is important to clear your whole day on moving day. Knowing you have more time will keep you from rushing the process and keep stress to a minimum. You may also want to consider keeping your schedule light for the week leading up to your move. This way you have plenty of time to plan, pack, and get everything ready for the big day.
7. Make Plans for Pets and Children
Kids and pets can add a lot of unnecessary stress to your moving day. Plus, this sort of event can prove to be stressful for them as well. It is better for everyone if you keep your children and animals out of the house and away from the movers. Make the necessary arrangements. Ask somebody to babysit your kids and send your pup to a doggy day care center. You can bring them back to your home once everything is moved in. In fact, your child might enjoy being able to unpack and set-up their new room once all the hard labor is complete.
8. Double Check Everything
We don’t just mean double check your moving arrangements (although you should do that too). After all the moving is finished, do not forget to head back to your old place and take a walk through. Check each room again to ensure nothing gets left behind. It is easy to forget small items. Look through cabinets, closets, and other enclosed areas that you may have rushed over before.
9. Be Flexible
Having your plan is important, but it is equally important to realize that things to do always go according to plan. Remain flexible and open when changes have to be made. If you are the planning type, you may consider creating your plan and then making an additional backup plan in case something does not work out. You may always consider getting an early start on moving day. That way, should anything go wrong, you will be giving yourself enough time to think of a solution.
10. Get Plenty of Sleep
Though moving into a new place can be exciting, it can also be entirely overwhelming and anxiety inducing. It may leave you with many restless nights, lying awake wondering which box you put the coffee maker in. All this worrying can cause some serious damage to your sleep cycle, which will only make matters worse. Yes, moving is difficult, but if you are tired and moody, it will only make things harder. Knowing and sticking to your plan can help to alleviate some of the stress. It will also help you cut down on any last minute mistakes. Remember to take a deep breath, drink plenty of water, and give yourself a few breaks. In no time you will be calm, collected, and all moved into your new place.