Moving house can be a stressful experience at the best of times. So stressful in fact that moving house often comes out as the most stressful life experience in a number of surveys, even beating divorce to the top spot. It would be great if there were a quick fix to make everything run as smoothly as possible, but unfortunately, it’s never as simple as that. There’s always so much that needs to be organised and sorted out from packing to planning, and that’s before you’ve even decided what colour to paint the new hallway. To try and help relieve some of your stress, we’ve put together a guide to help you de-stress before moving home.
A well thought out plan can often avoid a stressful experience when moving house. One of the main reasons we experience stress is when it appears that things are out of our control or we are unable to solve the issue. That is why making sure you have a good plan can be essential to solving any issues you may experience when moving home. A good way to make sure that you are on top of things and have everything covered is to create a ‘To Do List’ detailing everything from packing cutlery to bubble wrapping your precious items.
In a similar way to planning, another big factor to limiting the levels of stress is to make sure you are on a budget. We often get stressful when the cost of the move rises and we start to worry that we won’t be able to afford all the added costs. So make sure you budget early before the move actually gets underway. Another tip is to plan for additional costs when making a budget. It is always good to over-estimate because you’ll feel even better if you spend under your budget!
If you’ve taken the time to create a detailed plan, then you shouldn’t have left packing until the last minute. Packing everything neatly and in the right boxes can be a long process. You certainly don’t want to spend longer packing than you need to, or pack unnecessary clutter that you will only throw away when you get to your new home. This is why it’s a good idea to declutter your home before you start the packing process and it will surely save you time and hassle. If you still don't have enough room for your items you might want to consider short-term storage solutions to help.
This may seem like one of the most obvious tips but surprisingly, many people still forget. Again, a top tip is to over-estimate and get more boxes than you think you’ll need. These can always come in handy when moving, especially when packing those last minute items, so make sure you have as many boxes as possible. It is also important to make sure you have enough packaging supplies such as tape and bubble wrap to last you throughout the move. If you do need extra boxes or supplies, remember that Easistore can provide a range of packaging supplies to meet your needs. Bought more than you need? That's not a problem as our Sale or Return policy means you can get a refund on any unused items.
It can be tough to anticipate what you will need before moving into your new home, but it is worth thinking ahead to make sure you are prepared for the move. We often find that people don’t realise how much stuff they actually have until the last minute. This can be stressful if you don’t have enough room for your belongings in the new home. Thinking about storage options in advance can help to take the stress out of these decisions. You may also want to think about anything you might need for moving into your new home. Figuring out these smaller details before you move can get rid of any stress and hassle you might otherwise experience.
So that’s it! Follow these five simple steps and your moving experience should be as stress-free as possible. Nothing can prepare you for the last minute changes or when things don’t go according to plan, but by following these simple steps, you should have everything covered and hopefully, remain in control.