Moving House? Here’s How To Save Yourself Some Stress
Whether you’re moving around the corner, to a new town, or to a new country, moving homes is incredibly stressful. Sure, you’re excited at the prospect of having a new home, but there’s just so much to be done, so much to be paid for, and so much to pack, and you often feel as though you can’t get it done in time. Here’s how to save yourself some stress when you decide to move homes.
The New House
As stressed as you are at home, you’re sure to be even more stressed about the new house, especially with the cost of buying it. Before settling on any particular house, be sure to set a budget so that you know you’re only looking at houses that you can actually afford. This will avoid you getting any unrealistic expectations and being disappointed with your chosen house. Then look online at websites to compare the rates and fees of different mortgages, so that you can get the best deals possible. Moving homes is meant to be exciting, so don’t get yourself into money worries by buying a house that you can’t really afford.
Preparing To Move
Make sure you book removal vans as soon as possible. This not only saves you the stress of trying to find removal vans at the last minute, but it will also save you some money, which will be a huge weight off your shoulders. In the weeks leading up to the big move, you are going to want to start packing. Start with things that are rarely used, such as Christmas decorations, and then go room by room, only leaving out the essentials. Make sure you label each box, so that the removal men know where to put them in your new house, and you don’t have to go through every box to find the DVD player when you’re setting up the TV in the living room. Thespruce.com has some useful packing tips if you get stuck with anything.
If you’re moving with kids, it’s probably a good idea to have someone look after them for the day, so that they don’t get hurt or ignored in all the chaos. This also takes a stress off you and gives you more time to help load your furniture and organize the removal men. Make sure that you pack a box or two of essentials that you will need when you get to your new property. This should include the kettle, with tea, coffee, sugar, and milk, some bits of food, some pajamas, a change of clothes each, and things like scissors or a box cutter, to help you unpack the other boxes. If you have children, you will also want to pack a box of a few of their favorite games or toys, to keep them occupied while you unpack their other belongings.
Moving homes is one of the most stressful experiences in life, but it should be a fun adventure too. Hopefully, this small guide will help to reduce your moving stresses and allow you to enjoy moving into your new home a little more.