Stress-Free Moving: Your Essential Guide

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Moving home is always portrayed as one of the most stressful events to take place in a person’s life, but, let’s think about it for a moment shall we? You’re moving home, probably to a bigger house, with more space and maybe a room for the children? Whatever the draw, you’ve fell in love with this house so shouldn’t this be one of the most exciting and momentous events in your life? The answer is yes, but we all know that when you start to worry it can overshadow everything, so the best advice I can give you is to plan ahead, organise and more importantly – have fun!

Out with the old in with the new

Moving home is the perfect excuse to have a clear out, because you’ll naturally want to buy new things for your new home anyway! So, as the common saying goes “out with the old and in with the new” but if you’re anything like me you probably sit, trawling through your long forgotten box of ‘stuff’ and find yourself clinging onto it – this is natural. The way to tackle your hoarding tendencies is to think about where you would put it – would it be hidden away somewhere? When would you use it? Be realistic now.

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Let The Packing Commence

If you’re dreading the thought of packing, then think of it like this - the quicker you get it over and done with, the quicker you can move into your new home! If you put it off you’ll have a mad rush on your hands, and you’ll end up regretting your first instinct which was telling you to leave it.

This is what you’ll need;

- Large Boxes & Lots of Them
- Bubble Wrap/Old Newspapers
- Sellotape
- Tags
It’s best to categorise your items before you begin to pack. This way you’ll have all of your shoes, clothes and bits and pieces in one place, this will make the act of unpacking easier and less confusing.
Once you’ve categorised you need to think about wrapping them up to prevent anything from getting broken. If you’re using a professional removal company (probably the best way to move these days) then make sure everything is securely wrapped with newspaper and sellotape.
Once packed everything away write on the boxes or add tags so that you and the movers know what is in each box. If their valuable make sure you make this obvious, bright colours and warning sighs grab people’s attention so add this to those boxes.

Moving on Up

There are two ways you can choose to move – you can either move yourself and hire a van or you can pay a professional to come and move your belongings for you. If you choose the first option than I would suggest you do it in manageable chunks. If you have lots of belongings it’s not worth the stress to do it yourself so get calling a local removal company who has been recommended to you.

Follow these tips and remember enjoy the ride, take lots of photos and embrace the move. Trust me, you’ll remember this for the rest of your life so make it memorable for all the right reasons.

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Gayle Brown
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This article was written by Gayle Brown on behalf of Arrows Self Storage; they provide secure storage solutions for homeowner, which is great for those who are in the process of moving. Click here to contact them now.

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