5 Ways to Make Your House Move Less Stressful

moving home - make it less stressfulMoving home is one of the most stressful events in people’s lives. They have to spend days or weeks packing their belongings, just to find that the item they urgently need is at the bottom of the pile. If you are about to move to a new home, you can make the process smoother by getting your items, boxes, and personal belongings organized. Find five essential tips on making a house move less stressful below.

Create a List

The first thing you need to do is create a list of items you need to pack and assign them with an order. You are likely to need your can opener and kitchenware while you are packing but can pack the decorative items and memorabilia first. Find clothes that you are not likely to use between now and the date you move, and pack them in the same box as fragile items to protect them from breaking. By having a list of what you are likely to need, you can avoid digging through packed boxes looking for things.

Label your Boxes

In case you need something you already packed up during your house move, you might want to print some labels to attach to each box. Simply write down where the box came from and what type of items it contains. This way, you can save time and hassle. Having boxes labelled will also make unpacking easier and more organized. If you want to be more eco friendly, forgo the labels and just write straight onto the box!

Empty Storage and Cabinet

Having empty shelves and cabinets is a good sign that you are making progress. Declutter your house and make sure you are not taking things you haven’t used for years or are not intending to use. This is the time when you can declutter your house and life. For things that still have life left in them or that can be repurposed, offer them for sale or collection on Facebook selling sites, Gumtree or eBay, organise a yard or garage sale, or take them to the local charity shop. For those things that can’t be reused or recycled, dispose of them responsibly by hiring a skip or container from The Waste Group and dispose of things.

Use Existing Storage

If you have existing storage, such as stackable shelves or boxes, ottomans, poufs or the like, use them to store shoes and clothes you are likely to use in the next few weeks. Instead of buying dozens of cardboard boxes, you can make use of your laundry basket, larger dishes, and even filing cabinets to pack away items. You can use kitchen storage shelves to pack your dishes, or your plastic food containers to store smaller items. Maximizing your space and storage is the key to successful house moving.

Store Boxes Out of the Way

Nobody likes looking at storage boxes when they get home from work. Use your garage or storage facility to store your items safely. If you have limited time for moving out of your home, you might want to hire a self-storage where you can drop off boxes as you go.