Ways to Make Moving Less Stressful


You’ve viewed the home of your dreams and have decided it’s the one. You begin dreaming about how you’ll decorate, where you’ll put your furniture and maybe what colors you might want to paint the rooms. Once that initial excitement wears off, the reality sets in that you have a million things to do! Moving into a new home can be quite daunting, and your to-do list can run a mile long. That said, there are some ways you can make the whole process less stressful and maybe even slightly enjoyable.

Start with A To-Do List

Before you become completely overwhelmed and panicked, start by creating a to-do list. There are many steps to moving that are much more than just packing up and going. By writing out a thorough to-do list, you can adequately manage your time and tackle your tasks one by one. You can find readymade checklists online that will ensure you don’t forget anything and begin ticking things off. Typical tasks that often get overlooked are things like rubbish removal, booking the moving company and disconnecting your utilities.

Don’t leave packing to the last minute

Procrastination is your worst enemy when it comes to moving into a new house. Packing is often left until the last minute, which can end up being extremely stressful. Start packing things you don’t need straight away. It takes a lot longer than you would expect to pack up your life, so the sooner you start, the better. If you can do a small amount every day, you’ll dramatically reduce the pressure as moving day looms. Beyond that, it will give you the time to organize your boxes in a structured way. Doing so will make the unpacking process much easier and prevent your items from becoming damaged.

Plan the general layout in advance

It’s a good idea to have a general idea of how you’d like the layout of your rooms to look. While you can tweak the design later, knowing where larger pieces will go will make everything much easier for the movers. If you have bulky furniture, it can be a huge pain to move around, and it’s best if your movers can place the item approximately where it is going to stay. It’s also an excellent way to prevent any damage to the furniture or your home. Moving around heavy furniture can lead to scratches on the floor or walls, which is an additional stressor you can do without.

Be prepared on the day

Preparation is critical when it comes to making sure your moving day is as stress-free as possible. Even the experts at times can find the moving day a bit exhaustive, but fortunately, there are some tips to make it a bit easier. It’s impossible to anticipate everything that could go wrong; hence, moving tips from 9kilo.com will help you plan your day accordingly and make your move effortless.

Contact everyone in advance to ensure things go smoothly. As an example, if you’re moving into an apartment building, make sure building management can reserve the elevator for you. If you need to secure a parking space, contact the necessary authorities. Those small details can make your day run much smoother. It’s also essential to get lots of sleep the night before and make sure you have snacks on hand.

Lastly, pack a box or a bag of essential items that you will need when you first arrive at your new home. There won’t be time for unpacking, nor will you have the energy after a long day. Have items like pajamas, toothpaste, soap, and bedding ready to go so you can relax when the day is done.  

1 comment

  1. Very good article, I just do n’t want to live on the top floor, and I am planning to change to a lower house, very practical advice.

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