Can you think of anything more stressful than taking everything you own and moving into a new home? The only thing I can think of is moving home twice. You can’t close your eyes and wish for it to be over because nothing will happen, but eventually you will be relaxing with your feet up in your new home. In the mean time it’s probably a good idea to get ready for the move and we can look at a few little tasks you should do in plenty of time.
It’s time to let go
I know you love wearing your favorite cardigan, but you’ve had it for years now and it’s nearly falling apart. The same with all those tees that have finally lost their color after hundreds of washes. When you’re moving home you don’t need to take everything with you so just say goodbye. That applies to more than clothes which means all your furniture, kitchenware, and children’s toys are competing for the privilege of going with you to your new home.
The last minute rush
They call it the last minute rush because you’ll be moving so fast you don’t know what is happening. The reason you have to rush at the last minute is because you didn’t start packing things months ago. Once you start rushing around you can be sure mistakes will be made, so if you don’t want to forget anything important you shouldn’t leave everything until the very last minute. Just remember to label the boxes in case you need to get to something quickly.
Start saving materials
You can go out and spend money on boxes, but try to be sensible because they’re certainly not cheap. A better idea is to start saving boxes and newspapers months in advance and you won’t need to spend as much money. Don’t forget to let your family, friends, and neighbors know about the move because they can save materials for you too. You will probably still need a few big boxes, but a penny saved is the same as a penny earned.
Go easy on the food
Have you ever heard anyone telling you they can’t take their money to heaven? Anyone who has moved house will tell you it’s impossible to take perishable food with you and you better believe them. That means you need to think hard before you start buying food close to your move. If you don’t manage to finish it you’ll need to throw it out, but you can avoid having to waste valuable food in the first place by not buying it unless you’ll get to eat it.
Don’t open anything
If you need to open a new account or apply for a loan you should wait until you’re settled into your new home. Failure to do so could result in a few problems and it will just make your life a little harder. You will already have enough phone calls to make when you inform people of your new address. If you’re stuck in the middle of a loan application when you move into a new house the bank will not be very happy with you.
The future is bright
I’m sure you’re looking forward to moving into a fantastic new home because it’s one of the best feelings in the world, but it’s just unfortunate you can’t click your fingers and move all your possessions automatically. Take note of what we’ve spoken about today and it will save you from running around with your head in between your legs a few months from now. Don’t worry because the future is bright and the move will eventually be over.
Shruti Vaghe, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger,who often writes for, Eric Bilston Removals, leaders in furniture removals. She takes keen interest in hockey and loves watching the games with her friends. You can also follow her on twitter @ShrutiVaghe.