4 Tips to Help You Move Without All of the Stress

4 Tips to Help You Move Without All of the Stress

The following contribution is from another author.

One of the most stressful times in a person’s life is apparently moving houses. There may be some elements of truth in that, however, when you manage the process is an organized and efficient manner, it need not be stressful. You will already have to deal with the complex emotions associated with leaving one house and moving to a new one. The mixture of sadness and excitement can be overwhelming. Therefore, it’s best to get your organization down to a fine art and make sure your entire move is fully planned out from start to finish. 

Bring In The Right People To Help 

One of the best ways that you can deal with moving home in the least stressful manner possible is to hire the services of a well-respected removals company. Finding a company that you can trust with your prized personal possessions will mean doing your research. Read reviews about local firms and ask friends and family for recommendations. There are a lot of things that can go wrong when you are moving. Things go missing or get broken. You will need to know that you have a removals firm that you know that you won’t need to worry about. Once you have recommendations, get quotes. Don’t forget, though, when you are deciding on who to go with, that you generally get what you pay for. So cheap will not always equate to the best. 

Have Back-Up Plans

Things may go wrong when you are moving homes. This is particularly true if you are selling your old home and buying your new home, with a chain on one side or both. Sometimes, an unforeseen gap appears in the transaction. You may find that you are unable to move into your new hope just yet. You will need to put your possessions into storage. You may need to find a friend or a family member to stay with until the problem with the sale is fixed. 

Start Packing Early

When it comes to packing, the earlier that you start, the better. Giving yourself plenty of time to manage the packing process will mean that you will be less stressed overall. You will not be rushed, and come the day of the move, everything should be ready to go. Start off with items that you know that you won’t need for some time, and go from there. 

Pack Methodically

When it comes to packing up all of your possessions, you will need to do this in a very organized manner. Work methodically around your home and pack similar items in the same box. Make sure that you don’t overload big boxes with heavy items. You may struggle to lift them. Whatever is in the boxes that you are packing, make sure and write a short description on the outside of the box along with the name of the room that they will be going into. You should wrap and delicate items up in bubble wrap or tissue paper. Failing that, wrap things inside your clothes. 


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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