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They say that moving house can be one of the most stressful life events you can go through. If you and your family are looking to move sometime soon then you are probably entering into panic mode right now. Your home has served you well for many years but it’s time to move onto another property that suits your needs more closely. Whether you’re upsizing or trying to find a place closer to work, this is where it all begins. You need to find methods to take the stresses out of your house move, so use the following ideas as inspiration.
Hire Some Help
You can’t possibly complete a house move smoothly without the help of a few other people. Hiring professional movers will definitely decrease your stress levels by a whole tonne. You won’t have to worry about driving a van, moving your valuables into your new place or even carrying heavy furniture. Leave this to the experts and you will wonder what all the fuss is about!
Make it Fun
Moving house should be an exciting activity for all the family. If your little ones are a bit nervous about the big move then you should try and find ways to make it more enjoyable. Plan a delicious dinner or takeout for the first evening you get there. Make up some funny games when trying to pack and unpack. Soon all of your family members will have a smile upon their faces and your moving day will be one to remember.
Have a Plan for Moving Day
If you’re going into a huge moving day without a specific plan, you’re going to become a little stressed. Make sure you tell the movers exactly what time you need to arrive and have everyone in the family dressed and ready in plenty of time. Why not nip out to the local cafe for breakfast so you don’t have to worry about cooking? Your kitchen essentials are probably all packed up by now so you won’t have to worry about hungry tummies in the morning. Depending on how long the journey is to your new home you might want to take it easy when it comes to unpacking in the evening. You will need to get out a couple of bathroom essentials, mattresses and bedding in order to have a comfortable first night in your brand new home.
As soon as you get into your new home you probably want to be unpacked and settled right away, but you need to stay calm and be patient. It can take several months for every finishing touch to be completed so don’t rush the process of unpacking and nesting in your new abode.
Moving house doesn’t need to be the hugely stressful and strenuous task it’s made out to be. As long as you are prepared and organized for the journey ahead you will be in for an exciting day. Enjoy making memories with your family and try to leave all the potential stresses at the door.