They say that moving home is up there with the most stressful things that you can do in your life- but yet there are times when we still need to do it. If you are selling your home and moving on, then you’ll have to deal with the stresses of packing and moving houses. 

In this article, we’ll look at some of the ways that you can minimize the stress that you encounter when it comes to moving house. 

Here are some top tips to help you with the stresses of moving. 

Start Packing Early 

One of the most stressful parts of moving house is packing. By starting as early as possible, you’ll be able to ensure you get a head start on this long task. 

Start off by packing things that you won’t need until after you’ve moved. The more you can get boxed up well in advance, the less rushed you’ll be on the days running up to the move. Start weeks or even months before you are due to move. 

Use moving as an opportunity to declutter. As you pack items, ask yourself whether you need them, or if you can sell or donate them to charity. 

As you pack, note down the contents and the room they belong in on the side of the box. That way, you’ll be able to unpack easier on the other side.

Make sure that you don’t make your boxes too heavy. You’ll need to be able to lift the boxes easily enough without straining yourself or breaking the box. 

Deal With the Practicalities 

There are numerous practicalities that you need to think about when you’re moving houses. Firstly, you’ll need to make a list of all of the companies that you will need to inform about the move. These should include your utility providers, insurance companies, the banks, your employers, and many more. Start early in letting them know about the move. Don’t leave it all until you’re just about to move. 

Think about having your mail forwarded from your current address to your new address. That way, you won’t miss anything important from anyone that you have neglected to inform. 

You may need to renovate your new property before you can move in properly. To make your move as easy as possible, you should look at portable storage pods to store your possessions until you’re ready for them. 

Find a Trustworthy Removals Company 

Dealing with the move yourself may save you a considerable amount of money; however, it does add extra stress onto the move. 

Shop around and find yourself a good removals company. Look for recommendations from friends and family for a company that is careful and considerate. If you can’t get a recommendation, make sure and read reviews. You’ll be placing your trust in this removal firm to move all of your possessions; you’ll want to be sure that they’re going to move everything safely and without any breakages.