Moving to a new home can be wonderful, but it can also be stressful. Tensions can run high, boxes can get lost, and things almost never go exactly as planned.
However, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you have a stress-free move.
Keep reading, and we’ll tell you how to move into your new home the smart way.
1. Plan Far Ahead
Plan your move as far ahead as you possibly can. This means finding your new home early, getting all your paperwork in order, and securing a new job if necessary.
The most stressful thing about any move is lack of preparation, but you can eliminate that stress entirely.
2. Deep Clean Your Home Before Moving Day
Packing and moving are enough to worry about on moving day, without also needing to deep clean your home. Do a deep clean one or two weeks before you move, so that on the big day you can do minimal work.
Cleaning your home thoroughly is one of the best ways to get your security deposit back if you’re renting.
3. Pack as Early as You Can
Packing to move is where many people falter and procrastinate. Start packing as early as you possibly can to eliminate this stress.
Seasonal items you know you won’t need for a while? Pack them early.
Extra clothes? Same deal.
4. Hire Professional Help
If you have the means, hiring a removals company and/or professional movers can seriously help you have a good moving experience. The less heavy lifting you have to do yourself, the better.
Check out this moving guide for tips on finding great professional movers.
5. Make Lists
Making lists is a great way to stay organized during your move. Inventory the items you’ve packed, and make a to-do list of everything you need to get squared away.
Lists can help you stay in the game if you feel flustered, and they can help you track down missing items.
6. Prepare For Your Transition
Prepare for the transitional period when you’re not quite fully moved into your new home yet. Take time off of work if you can so that you can focus on setting up your new home.
You should also set some money aside for any surprise expenses your new home requires.
7. Take Care of Outstanding Bills
Take care of any outstanding utility bills before you move so that you can enter your new home with a clean slate. Make sure you take final meters and check all of your bills online before you leave your old home.
Keep checking your bills for about a month after moving in case of rollover charges.
A Stress-Free Move Is in Your Future
We hope you’ve found this guide to a stress-free move helpful. Follow these tips next time you move, and you can’t go wrong.
For more helpful advice like this, check out the rest of our blog posts!