Moving to a new home – be it to just a neighboring town or a completely different state – can be incredibly stressful. It is simply a physically and mentally taxing task. There are so many things to take care of and you want to make sure that the whole process will flow as smoothly as possible.
Nothing much can be done about the sheer number of things to do. However, with strategic planning, all of the tasks you need to cover for the move can be made so much easier to accomplish one by one.
So, if you will be moving soon, make sure to implement the tips shared below to reduce the stress of the activity.
1.Create detailed lists for everything concerning the move.
Be a dedicated “lister” and you can avoid missing things and tasks to accomplish for the move. Creating lists will also help you create a workable schedule for getting things done.
2.Get the right people involved.
Do not get just anybody to help out. Instead, identify family and friends who can really contribute to the goal of making the move easier.
Avoid getting any slackers involved! Many of them may be fun to have around, but if you want to get things done fast, enlist people who practice efficiency. Once everything on your list is done, you’ll have time to kick back and relax with everyone.
Likewise, hire a reputable removalist company that offers a diverse set of services that you can use for the move. Removalists that can actually help with the packing and those that provide storage solutions are always the best. Other removalists’ services may be limited to loading packed items into the moving truck for transit and unloading upon arrival at the destination.
3.Schedule the task of updating your address and other contact information a month before the move.
This is a must if you do not want to miss any of your bills and have mail sent to your old address. This is just a matter of calling the bank and utility companies, as well as informing the local post office where to forward mail addressed to you.
Most people neglect to do this early and forget to inform some of the important service providers because of the whirlwind of activities leading to the move. So make sure to accomplish this early on to avoid future hassles.
4.Start packing early.
Some people like to dedicate a day or two for packing because they are swamped with other responsibilities. But, if you do not want to exhaust yourself and other people with this crucial activity, try packing as early as you can and do some packing every chance you get.
To make this task more organized, purchase moving boxes right away and label them accordingly. Also, assign just one day close to moving day to fully pack everything else. By going about packing in this manner, you can avoid feeling hurried. At the same time, you can prevent muscle pains due to overworking yourself.
5.Dispose of items the “fun” way.
Once you have packed everything you need, you can then tackle the disposal of all the items you will not be bringing with you. For this, it helps to have family and friends involved as well – this time, you do not need to be quite as discriminating. Your focus here should be on getting rid of the items you simply do not need.
Make it a party where everything is up for grabs. Let loved ones pick what they’d like to keep out of your multiple panini makers, your collection of mugs, clothes you no longer wear, extra furniture, and others.
Alternatively, if you do not mind the extra work, hold a garage sale one weekend. You will not only get rid of the useful items you do not need, but you get to earn a bit of money as well.
Bonus tip: Consider holding contests during your garage sale. Most people are eager to join a contest and get any freebie. You will be getting rid of more items this way.
If you would choose to hold a garage sale, you may generate enough income to invest in new products for the home you’re moving into, such as fancy kitchen accessories and furniture.
The whole process of relocating is truly demanding. Therefore, go about it in the smartest way possible to avoid getting too stressed about it. Plan carefully and early, involve helpful individuals, get a removal quote from a trusted company, and make time work to your best advantage.
Robert Wise, Sales Administration Manager at Nuss Removals, has been a respected figure in the removals industry for over 20 years. His attention to detail and the ability to truly understand the needs of the customer have ensured the successful relocation of thousands of satisfied individuals and families. For moving and storage across Australia and around the world, Robert’s wealth of experience ensures his customers are in safe hands.