Moving Day Made Easy: Ideas You May Not Have Considered

May 31, 2018 11:43 pm

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We can almost hear spluttering on your cup of tea right now. Moving day made easy? Utter nonsense, we hear you say. Incredulous as it may seem, there are things you can do to make the day less stressful than it might otherwise have been.

Now, it’s quite possible you have read similar articles to this before, with tried and tested tips to make the day go smoother. 101 ways to pack your boxes for example, or 50 things you should never forget to do. You will find articles about house moves on this very website, as well as stress-busting tips when buying a house; http://www.moonproject.co.uk/stress-busting-tips. But in this article, we have some ideas that you may have never considered before, but they will make the move a whole lot easier. Intrigued? Read on to find out more.

Stress Buster #1: Find pet care options

You think you find moving stressful! Your animals can be traumatised by the experience too. Rather than let them endure the stress of moving on the day itself, book them into a daycare center or ask a willing relative look after them for a day or two. This way, they won’t get under your feet or make a home in one of your boxes, and you will have less to worry about when you’re trying to load your car or van. Of course, if you are traveling long-distance, this isn’t an option unless you are happy to make the journey back, but if you’re moving a short distance away, this is one tip you should consider.

Stress Buster #2: Transport your transport

If you only have one car, this tip probably doesn’t apply to you as you. However, if you have multiple vehicles on your drive, or you are leaving your car for a few days in favour of hiring a van for your belongings, then you will need to find a way to get your car/s (and other vehicles) from A to B. Rather than take a train back to your hometown, you can hire a service to transport your vehicles for you. One such option is https://www.shiply.com/vehicle-delivery/. You can even hire them the same day as your moving van, so you won’t have to suffer the inconvenience of going without your car for very long.

Stress Buster #3: Hire a cleaning service

This is a tip you have heard before. You know the one, rather than endure the clean-up of your old house alone… yadda yadda yadda! While you should definitely consider hiring a cleaning service to sort out your old property (especially if it was rented), we are actually referring to your new accommodation. Not everybody has the foresight or moral obligation that you do in cleaning up after themselves, so hire a cleaning service to make your new property shine. It will alleviate the stress of getting there and finding the place in a less-desirable state than you expected.  Socks under the bed, anyone?

Stress Buster #4: Don’t forget the kids

No, we aren’t referring to a Home Alone situation where you accidentally leave the kids behind! Rather, we are talking about making the move easier on your little ones when you move out. They may be as stressed about the move as you, so you want to find ways to make the transition smoother. This way, you won’t have to endure any temper tantrums when you finally close the doors of your old property for good. There are some helpful tips on this very matter at https://www.onthemarket.com/content/make-moving-home-easier-children-10-top-tips/, so have a read and make your children a priority throughout the moving process.

Finally

Moving day made easy? Yes, it is possible, so steady your cup of tea, and carefully consider any of the tips that apply to your situation. You will thank us for it later!

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