Moving home – Take the stress out of moving with these handy hints from CWraight removals Kent
Moving home is stressful, right? Even the thought of it can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of things you can do to minimise stress and turn that dreaded moving day into a positive and enjoyable experience as you make a fresh start in your new home. With more than 70 years of experience in domestic removals, we’ve seen it all! Our team has put together some useful tips to help your big day go smoothly.
Take care of yourself
When there’s a lot going on, it can be easy to get in the habit of neglecting yourself while you’re rushing around, but this is a mistake. When you’re tired and stressed, everything becomes more difficult. Make sure you get enough sleep, eat well and make yourself take regular breaks. And, rather than spending all your time focusing on the detail, take time now and then to lift your eyes to the horizon and embrace the positives that a new home represents.
Time is of the essence
During any home removal, things will happen that require you to act at short notice. But you can minimise the stress by planning ahead as far as you can. Try to set aside at least eight weeks for your move, and 12 if you’re hiring movers or moving during the summer. Try to clear your schedule around the time of your move, take time off work, and if you can, find someone to look after your children, to make sure you don’t spread yourself too thin on those crucial days.
Planning makes perfect
Thorough preparation is an important part of any move. Make yourself a moving home inventory and list of tasks and tick them off as you go. This could include arranging the transfer of your broadband services, registering with a new dental practice and GP surgery and planning which items of furniture will go in which rooms. Plans can be changed, of course, but having a basic plan will help you to feel more in control of your move, and keep stress levels to a minimum.
De-clutter before the day
Packing can be complicated enough without the added frustration of having to pack things you will probably end up throwing away anyway. Decluttering your existing home is a good prelude to packing your personal items, and by clearing the decks, you’ll feel more organised.
The Art of Packing
It’s a good idea to ask your removal company about the full packing service they provide. If you do decide to do your own packing, make sure to use the packing boxes the removal company provides, rather than boxes gathered from supermarkets, as these are often oddly-shaped and single-skinned, which can make the removal process more difficult and less secure. Your household items need to be packed carefully and safely, and using the right equipment is the best way to ensure that they reach their destination securely.
Lean on your Removals Company
The best way to guarantee that your move is handled properly is to employ a professional specialist like CWraight Removals. A professional removals company will be fully insured, so you will be covered if something goes wrong on the day.
CWraight Removals can also help with packing. By engaging a team of experienced packers, you can ease your workload and stress, and ensure that all your possessions are securely packaged ready for the day.
By engaging a company such as CWraight Removals London to help with your move, you can benefit from expert support and advice throughout the planning stage and on the day itself. Once all the details have been agreed, you can then relax and let the professionals handle your move, while you look forward to starting life in your new home.