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Discover the Ultimate Guide to Hassle-Free House Moving!

Time to read: 2 minutes

Contents
  1. How can we minimise disruption?
  2. Planning is key
  3. Alternative storage
  4. Minimise items – don’t be afraid of a throw-out!
  5. Moving mastered!

Did you know that for 61% of individuals, moving house is considered the most stressful event, even more so than starting a new job or going through a divorce? According to the Royal Mail Home Mover’s Report, this stress occurs from the physical aspects of moving and the emotional and logistical challenges it brings. The disruption of routines, the emotional impact of leaving a familiar home, and the uncertainties surrounding property transactions all contribute to this high-stress level and hinders a hassle-free house moving experience!

Hassle-free house moving is about more than just packing and moving your stuff. It’s also about saying goodbye to a place full of memories and dealing with the logistics of movers and address updates.

On average, it takes about 150 days to sell a house and move out, according to Rightmove. During this time, new homeowners often feel uncertain. The current economic climate adds to this uncertainty, causing more stress, especially for families with children or pets.

How can we minimise disruption?

Cardboard boxes and furniture. Moving day

Planning is key

To effectively manage the moving process, planning ahead and creating a timeline as early as possible is highly beneficial. Breaking down the tasks into smaller, manageable portions, and creating a checklist for your move is critical. For instance, consider packing away items not regularly used from one drawer or cupboard or contacting one company regarding your change of address daily rather than trying to handle everything simultaneously. Remember to dedicate a little effort each day. Over time, you’ll make good progress and still be able to do your regular activities, like yoga or planning a weekend getaway.

Alternative storage

We know how stressful it can be to have boxes everywhere while unpacking. Self storage can minimise visual clutter in your new home, creating a peaceful environment as you tackle your tasks. It can also help simplify the transition between selling your old home and moving into a new one by reducing the number of belongings you have to move around.

Minimise items – don’t be afraid of a throw-out!

As you prepare for an upcoming move, consider using extra time to go through your belongings and declutter. Take the time to assess what you want to keep, what you can donate, and what you can throw. A clutter-free home will make the packing process much smoother, and you’ll feel more enthusiastic about moving into your new place when you start with a clean and organised space.

If you’re facing a time crunch, postpone decluttering until after the move. You can store your belongings as they are and go through them box by box once you’ve settled into your new home.

Moving mastered!

Moving doesn’t have to be stressful. Good planning, organisation, and a positive attitude can be an exciting opportunity for a fresh start. Think of moving as a chance to get rid of things you don’t need, figure out what’s important to you, and make a home that reflects your current life. Take charge and use these stress management tactics. You can turn your move from a scary experience into an empowering journey to a new chapter in your life.

Self Storage for Everyone