Moving into a new house is an exciting experience, but it’s also stressful and draining. Packing is often left to the last minute, and unpacking is just as chaotic. Carrying around boxes all day is exhausting for the whole family, not to mention all the logistics involved with moving into a new house.
Luckily, there are many ways that you can make the entire process more manageable and less stressful. Here are ten ways to making moving fun again.
- Hire cleaners
When you’re moving out of your house, the last thing you want to do is go back to clean it. It will need a pretty intense clean, so hiring a company who does house cleaning London will save you tons of time. There is already enough to do when you’re moving and adding cleaning to list will create more stress. Cleaning your house will seem like an even bigger chore since it’s not helping you out, but it’s legally necessary. Leave it to the experts and focus on your new place.
- Stay organised
It can be tempting to leave everything to the last minute, but don’t. Disorganisation will lead to stress and create further chaos in the moving process. Start packing early. You can begin by packing up things you do not need straight away and work start working your way through things. Label all your boxes in detail with precisely what’s inside and make sure you have a good packing strategy. By starting early, you avoid rushing and throwing things randomly into boxes. Starting early also allows you to organise things like the cleaners, movers and any other logistics like setting up WiFi in your new home.
- Prepare a moving day kit
When you’re packing, consider the items you will need within the first couple days of your move. Instead of packing these items deep inside other boxes, prepare a box of essentials. These items will get you through your initial days, meaning you won’t feel the pressure to unpack everything right away. Your moving day kit should include things like toilet paper, a few changes of clothing, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, toiletries, light bulbs and a bag of unperishable food items like canned soups.
- Find a pet/babysitter
Lastly, if you have pets or young children, you should find a sitter for the day. Moving day will require all your focus and energy, and taking the kids to a babysitter will reduce distractions. A lot is going on when you’re moving, including large pieces of furniture coming up and down stairs. There are many opportunities for your child to get accidentally hurt, so it’s safer for them to be at a family member’s or a friend’s house.
Moving can also be a traumatising experience for your pets. They won’t know what’s going on and there will be loud noise and chaos all day. With doors open, they may try to run out, or risk getting something dropped on them. If you keep them in a kennel for the day they could become even more upset. Your best bet is to take them to a pet sitter, so you don’t have any extra worries.