The process of moving house is very rarely plain sailing, and it can be a very stressful time. There are some things that happen that you have no control over, however, there are lots of things that you can do to reduce the stress of a house move.
Being organised and preparing everything that you can do, will really help you to get through it more calmly, and enjoy your new home. Here are some things that you can do to help make this happen…
Arrange what you Need for Moving Day – Making sure that you have everything ready for the big day can really reduce the stress of the move. If you have pets or children, it is best not to have them around on the day of the move, as this can distract you from moving as you try to care for them. Pets can also get stressed by the moving process so arrange for someone to look after them whilst this is going on.
You will also need to arrange how you will transport everything from your old house to the new one – you could get a removal service to do it for you, or hire transport from somewhere like this van rental Bristol based company.
Organise your Packing and De-Clutter – Starting your packing early is important to make sure that it is all well organised. This is a good opportunity to also get rid of anything that you don’t want. Having a clear out now saves you having to move things with you that are not needed.
When you pack, make sure that you label all the boxes correctly, with what is stored in them and what room they go into. Anything that is breakable should be wrapped in protective packaging to keep it safe during the move.
Sort out Services for your new Home – You will need to cancel the utilities at your old home and take meter readings, and also arrange to have them set up in your new one. You will also need to arrange for other services to be installed at your new address such as television and broadband, as well as notifying all the places that need to know about your address change.
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