If you are going to be moving shortly, or if you are just looking for tips to make it easier when the time comes around, then you have come to the right place. We’re sure that you have heard a whole load of nightmare stories about the things that people have been through when they were moving, how difficult it was, how much stress it was, and so on. The truth is that moving home doesn’t have to be this way, and, it can be quite pleasant if you know what you are doing, and you are keeping yourself organized throughout the process. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the simple tips that we have come up with to make moving home so much simpler, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.
Get Your Friends And Family To Help
First, on the list, you should consider getting your friends and family members to help you move if they have the time. Tell them when moving day is, see who is available, and then work out what you can get done between you. Some of your friends and family may be available in the run-up to the move to help you with other tasks even if they are not available on the actual day itself. Of course, you must be asking nicely when you are trying to get help, rather than demanding. Some people feel entitled to the help of these people in their lives, and this is where it starts to go wrong.
Your friends and family are not required to help you, and if they don’t have time, or if they are unavailable, then you can’t get angry about this. You’ve also got to remember if they do help that they are doing you a favor and that they are doing their best which means that you need to be nice, and calm, not taking any stress you are feeling out on them.
Hire The Right Help
Another thing that you are going to need to do is to ensure that you are hiring the right help. There are services that you can hire to help you get through a move, and trust us when we say that they make life so much easier. For example, hiring professional movers will take so much stress out of the move that it is pretty unbelievable unless you experience this for yourself. Professional movers will come in, they can help you pack if you hire a service that includes this, they will load the van, drive to your new home, and then unload for you as well as long as you have labeled everything correctly. This is a massive help as it means that you don’t need to do any of the heavy lifting, and you don’t have to worry about transport, two of the biggest things that people stress about.
As well as this, you can also hire a cleaning service to come in once the property is empty and clean thoroughly. They will be able to get into all of those hard-to-reach areas that you don’t bother with, and they will ensure that it’s spic and span before they leave. Cleaning the house is going to be one of the toughest jobs, so it’s always nice to have someone do it for you if you can afford this service.
If You’re Long Distance Moving
If you are long-distance moving, then you’ve got to try and sort everything out as quickly as you can. It’s not that different from moving a short distance, the only main difference is that you may have to plan a little more in advance. For example, if you are moving across the country, then you’ve got to double, triple, and then quadruple-check that you have everything as there won’t be the option to just pop back for anything.
You also need to make sure that you are checking whether or not the company you are hiring to help covers long-distance moving. Some people hire a service only to find that they don’t cover this kind of move, and then they are left stuck. You’ve just got to plan a little more thoroughly and ensure that you’re keeping an eye on the details to ensure that this goes smoothly.
Items You Want But Not In Your Home
There are bound to be some items that you have come across when you were clearing everything out that you want to keep, but don’t want to take to the new home. Sometimes we are attached to items so we’re not ready to say goodbye to them yet, and that’s completely okay. You don’t have to get rid of everything that you don’t want in your home, you just need to find creative ways of storing them. The best option that we can come up with is to look into self storage options where you can put things in so that you can access them whenever you want, but you don’t have to have them in your new place.
Make sure that the storage unit that you choose is within a reasonable distance from where you are going to be living so that you don’t have to worry about getting to them.
Get Rid Of All Traces Of You
When you are moving, you want to make sure that you are getting rid of all traces of you from the property that you are leaving. If you go through room by room and do this, then it will be easier to do than if you are constantly just trying to complete this task with no particular method or order. You can methodically ensure that one room is completely plain, then do this with another, and another until the house is empty, there is no trace of you in there, and the next people will be able to happily move in.
The reason that this is less stressful for you is that you can’t panic that you have left something behind if you have emptied the entire place. You will know that you have gotten everything out and sorted, so you won’t be stressed.
Repair Anything You Broke
Before you leave, you have got to take the time to repair anything that you have broken or anything that has broken while you were the owner of the house if you own it. The only exception to this is if the new owners or the landlord knows about the problem, and they are going to take care of it. If you were renting then some repairs are the responsibility of the landlord anyway, but if you own the house then everything falls to you.
If you make a list of all of the things that you need to repair, then it’s going to be easier and quicker to get through them. Some of these you may be able to do by yourself, and there are others that you are certainly going to need to get professional help with. As long as they are done before you move, it doesn’t matter too much how you decide to get them done, so keep that in mind.
Start Preparing In Advance
The last thing that we are going to say is that if you want to make your moving process so much simpler, then you need to start in advance. The earlier that you get started, the more that you can get done and sorted before the actual moving day, and the less stress this is going to cause you. You won’t have to worry about panicking at the last second about things as everything will have already been sorted. You can take your time, having a nice chilled-out process rather than worrying about every little detail and letting things slip through the cracks because you were so stressed out.
You can pack up boxes, start enquiring about moving services where needed, and just take it one day at a time. The best thing you can do is to write yourself a list of all of the things that need doing, and then you can tick them off as you go along, keeping yourself organized and knowing who, where, what, and when!
Hopefully, you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you should be doing to make moving home so much simpler. There is no need to let everything get ridiculously complicated, and yet this is what people do every single day because they don’t know how to stop this from happening. Now that you have read this article when the time comes for you to move home, we hope that you manage to do this without all of the stress that other people go through! We wish you the very best of luck with this.