Buying a new house is exciting, getting your moving date is exciting, the actual move is...stressful. More stressful than you can imagine, especially if you’ve never done it before and you have a family in tow. But does it have to be this way? The answer is: yes, it does have to be stressful! But it doesn’t have to overwhelmingly stressful. Take our tips outlined below and you’ll make the move to your new home as smooth as possible.
Get Rid of the Kids
It sounds dramatic, but trust us: everything is a lot easier when you don’t have a bunch of children running around. To you this is a big move that requires planning and effort; to them, this is a time to explore a new home, one that’s empty, and one that has plenty of boxes lying around that look ideal for fort building. Where you send them doesn’t matter, just get them out of here! OK, we’re just joking - don’t just send them anywhere: leave them with friends or family for a couple of hours during the most stressful part of the day.
The day of the move will be come to known as ‘showtime’ if you’ve planned everything properly. Making sure you’re properly organised will make everything fall into place as best it can. Of course, you’ll have hiccups up on the day, but having a clear plan will make these incidences a minor blip rather than a day of disaster. Remember: the move to your new house starts many weeks before the actual move. Start your planning as much as 8 weeks before your move. That means hiring movers such as Herts & Essex Removals & Storage Ltd and booking the necessary time of work (be generous to yourself, rushing to get back to work will only make it more stressful!).
Make it an Event
It’ll be a hard push to label it as a “moving party”, but try to rope in as many friends and family as possible to help with the move. Even if you have professional movers doing the majority of the work, there’s still to be done that could benefit from having a few extra pairs of hands around. If nothing else, your friends and family can help boost morale and (dare we say?) actually make the move to your new home fun. Cook up a buffet style meal for the gang and make sure there are plenty of cups of tea going around!
Of course, the easiest way to make your move less stressful is to not let your stress get to you. Easier said than done, we know, but there are a few tips and tricks you can follow that will help to keep you cool, calm, and collected during your big move. If nothing else, remember that one way or the other you will be moving in and it’ll all be over sooner rather than later. It’s not your life, just your life for today! Soon you’ll be able to turn your new house into your new home.