We all know that moving house is one of the most stressful things we will have to do in life, it’s a fact. And this stress is usually months in the making, with endless paperwork, packing and sorting so usually by the actual moving day you are already exhausted! But although hectic, moving day is also very exciting, so why not follow our tips to make this experience as enjoyable and smooth as possible.
Making sure you have all the essentials sorted prior to moving day will be the biggest help for keeping your stress levels on the day as low as possible. Preparation is key for moving house and in the busyness things are easily forgotten so why not follow these tips to help your future move:
When you finally reach moving day, you should have most of the hard stuff already done. So now you just need a little bit of co-ordination; follow our steps below to help keep your day stress free!
A FRESH START
Moving can be exhausting, and it is best to start as early as possible, so make sure you get a good sleep the night before. The longer you give yourself the day of your move, the more settled you will be by the end of it. The last thing you will want to do on moving day is be up to the early hours unpacking, so start early to allow yourself some down-time – you’ll need it!
ASK FOR HELP
More hands make light work so don’t be shy, see who you can recruit up to help you on your moving day! The more help the less pressure on yourself to get everything done on time. Especially if you have children or animals, even just having someone to keep them occupied will reduce your stress. And most importantly it’s good to have people around you during such an important event, so get rallying! For more advice visit our blog post for a quick guide on Moving With Pets And Children.
However you decide to move, you will need to assess ahead of time where you will be parking – you’re just moving in so the last thing you want to do on your first day is get a ticket. If you don’t have your own parking available, you might need to check any on-road parking or restrictions that might apply to you or the removals van on the day. Especially if you are moving into the city, permits might apply, so be thorough and make sure to apply for these ahead of time.
It’s a lot easier to clean an empty house, so if you can get into your property before the movers arrive this is an ideal opportunity. It gives you a chance to assess the state of the property before everything starts happening. This is your chance to check everything over and make sure no rubbish or mess has been left – and gives you a chance to sort it. For some more tips on cleaning see our blog post on Cleaning Advice For Moving Into A New Home.
The first thing to reach for when unpacking is the essential items. First assemble your bed and mattress, you will thank yourself when you can finally jump into bed at the end of the day. Other essentials like towels for the bathroom, cooking and electrical appliances will be next to help you with your daily tasks. It’s tempting to go for the decorative pieces first, to start to make it feel homely, but the things that will help keep you stress free will be organising the items you use on a regular basis.
TAKE A BREAK
It is very easy to get carried away and forget to look after yourself on moving day – so make sure you have a break! Most importantly make sure that you eat properly, you will need this to keep your energy levels up as you are more than likely moving around a lot throughout the day. It is easy to forget or to try and just keep going all day, but this can be counter-productive. So why not reward yourself for all the hard work and pop out for some food or sit down and have a tea break, taking regular breaks will stop you from burning out. And a change of scenery from all those boxes couldn’t hurt!
Don’t put pressure on yourself on the first day, it takes time to move house so don’t worry if it’s not all done in one day. Want to chat to one of our experienced team members on how we can help make your big move as smooth as possible? Why not give us a call now on 0800 917 1015 or visit our Removals page for more information.