Moving can be a very stressful experience, especially if you are doing it on your own. Between packing up all of your belongings and trying to get everything organized, it can be hard to know where to start. In this blog post, we will provide some tips for taking the stress out of moving. We will discuss how to prepare for your move, how to pack efficiently, and how to make the transition as smooth as possible. Follow these tips and you will be able to relax and enjoy your new home!
Moving house is a huge change for anyone. Change is exciting. It opens up new opportunities for you and your family. For example, you may be making a huge move from the city into another area. However, change is also stressful.
Purchasing or renting a new property is a big deal, and reducing your stress starts early.
Consider Your Finances And Create a Budget Before Moving
Money greases the wheels for every transaction, but money also happens to be one of the greatest causes of stress for many people. Unfortunately, you need money to purchase or rent a new property.
You can reduce this stress by getting your finances in check early. Start saving for your new home the moment that you decide to make the move. Set a realistic budget and find potential properties in that wheelhouse, so that you know what you need to aim for.
If you’re purchasing a property, then the more you save the better. Many mortgage lenders will accept a deposit of about 10% of the value of the purchase, but it’s recommended that you save 20-30%. This lessens future debt and financial stress and gives you a head start on your new life.
Pack efficiently To Make Your Transition Smoother
The next step is to start packing your belongings efficiently. This will make it easier for you to move and get settled into your new place.
First, make a list of everything that you need to pack. This will help you keep track of what needs to go where.
Start by packing the items that you use the least first. This way, you will still have access to the things that you need on a daily basis.
As you are packing, be sure to label each box with its contents and the room that it goes in. This will save you a lot of time and effort when it comes time to unpack.
Finally, do not forget to pack an essentials bag. This should include items like toiletries, a change of clothes, and any medications that you may need.
On the Day
The best way to reduce your stress on the day of the move is to be prepared and put in the work beforehand. Start packing early, putting any non-essential items in storage. To save money, look for self storage specials and discounted prices.
You don’t want to be storing your items for months on end, but having them sorted and packed away a week in advance won’t hurt and it will make the moving day feel far more manageable.
As well as good packing practice, get help for the moving day itself. This may involve hiring a removal company or hiring a van and getting things moved along with your family and friends. There are pros and cons to both approaches.
If you have young children or pets, then find someone to look after them while you make the move. Older children may prefer to be involved, but young children and pets will just find the whole process stressful and you won’t be able to give them the attention they need.
Unpacking Is The Opportunity To Start Fresh
Once you have everything packed up and ready to go, it is time to focus on making the transition into your new home as smooth as possible. One of the best ways to do this is by setting up your new place before you move all of your belongings in.
Start by unpacking the essentials bag first. This will help you get settled in and feel more comfortable in your new space.
Then, begin unpacking each room one at a time. Start with the kitchen or bathroom so that you can easily access items that you may need.
As you are unpacking, be sure to put things away in a logical and efficient manner. This will help you stay organized and make it easier to find things when you need them.
Finally, take some time to personalize your new space. Add some pictures to the walls or put out a few decorations. This will help you feel more at home in your new place.
After the Move
Unfortunately, everything isn’t done once all of your belongings are in the new property. You still have the unpacking process to get through and then you will need to clean the place from top to bottom. Some people take a couple of days off work for their move, especially if they have families and they’ve moved into a large property.
If you can do this, then fantastic. If not, then you should resist the urge to just save everything for the next weekend. While it’s difficult at the moment, the sooner everything is sorted out, the sooner you can relax in your new home. Take some time after work to organize your items.
Work room by room so that you can create bubbles that you can relax in and, before long, you can settle in.