We all know how stressful the moving day can become. However, there are lots of ways you can make things a little easier. These tips are designed to ensure you don’t lose your cool or feel frustrated.
Find someone to look after the children
The last thing you want to do is move house with children around – we’ve done it, it is VERY hard. It’s essential that you find someone to look after them for a few hours during the day, we’ve also done this and life was much easier. Children enjoy moving much more if you simply bring them home to a finished bedroom, or something that at least resembles a bedroom! With that in mind, it can help to unpack their possessions first.
Put your non-essential items in storage
Moving everything in one day is going to take a lot of work. There might be certain items you want to keep, but there is no room for them in your new home. Hiring a self-storage unit could be the answer to all your problems. The people at www.spacemaker.co.uk regularly offer discount deals. The same goes for most other firms working in that industry. So, keeping your items safe shouldn’t cost a lot of money. You can usually arrange a small monthly fee and keep the possessions in storage for as long as you like.
Have one box and one bag that are packed with essentials and try to keep these with you
This approach can be really beneficial. In the bag pack a change of clothes, nightwear, a couple of towels and toiletries for everyone. In the box pack a set of cutlery each, a plate and glass or cup each, the kettle and toaster and a kitchen roll. Also pack any bottles, breast pump or steralising equipment you might need ASAP. Packing a cool bag full of food and drink can also be useful to keep you going through the day and on arrival.
Try to keep a list of what is in each box, number boxes and tick them of as they arrive.
Hire a professional moving company
Lastly, you’ll want to get in touch with a reputable removals firm. We have done it ourselves in the past but it was much easier when we hired a firm. There are plenty of them around in most towns and cities these days. So, you just need to do some research and work out which professionals provide the best service. Nearly all companies have websites these days, and so you won’t have to work too hard. Just read testimonials from previous customers and ask for advice from your friends. With a bit of luck, you’ll find people who are willing to pack all your things away, transport them, and unpack them in the new house. Opting for a full service like that means you should never hurt your back lifting heavy boxes.
It’s always an emotional experience when you move house because you’re leaving memories in the old property. However, we all need to push forward and create new memories with the people we love.