Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Tips For Making A House Move Less Stressful

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Moving house can be one of the most stressful things you can do in life and it's important to do all you can to make the whole process easier and less stressful for you and your family. In this post I'm sharing my tips for making a house move less stressful.

Whatever the reason for your move, be it to accommodate your growing family, downsizing due to your children growing up, moving out to college or attending a boarding school such as one of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, you'll want to make it as stress-free and easy as possible.

Once your house sale is complete and everything is signed and sealed with your solicitor or real estate lawyer, click here to learn about how they can facilitate you, it's time to start thinking about organising your move.

I'm sharing how to make moving house easier, all from my own personal experience and I've move three times in three different stages of my life - while pregnant, with a toddler and baby and with two young children.

It's not until you move house that you realise just how much stuff you have and you'll also realise just how much of it is unnecessary. My first tip is to have a huge clear out before you start packing things up. You don't want to go to the hassle of moving things that you're just going to get rid of in your new home.

Get rid of, sell or give away for free anything you know you won't need in the new house. Not only will this save you time, energy and space in packing and unpacking things you'll probably never use again, but you can earn yourself some extra cash by selling things in good condition. This money can then go towards doing up the new house. Another option you could explore is to store them in a self storage unit, especially if you're just not yet ready to let go of your belongings.

Packing up your stuff room by room is a good idea too. It means you'll have everything packed away in order to be unpacked in the new house. Stock up on large cardboard boxes or storage containers to move your possessions safely.

My next tip is to look for moving companies, learn more about what they can do to make your moving process a whole lot easier. Get them to help with furniture removal and in moving any large appliances, etc. that won't fit in your own vehicle. They'll get everything transported to your new home in an organised manner and it will make setting up your new home a whole lot easier and quicker too.

We made the mistake of packing everything up into our cars and it took a lot of trips to get all of our stuff moved and this made for so much unnecessary stress! 

When moving with children, the first rooms you should unpack are their bedrooms. Beds and cots should be the first things to go into your new home. This means that the kids will still get a good nights sleep and have their home comforts from the get go, making it easier for them to settle into their new home. If you have older children, they can get involved with unpacking their possessions and placing them where they want to in their new rooms.

Getting children involved and excited about a house move is a great thing to do as sometimes children can become anxious at the thought of moving home and this helps to ease their minds. 

Another way to smooth the process of moving house for your children, is to make sure you aren't under too much pressure yourself. And of course ensure that you have time to help your little ones cope with the changes.

If you have family to help you, a great thing would be for them to take the children out on moving day to do something fun. This will give you time to set up with the new house and have somewhere less cluttered and alien for them to come home to. 

I hope you've found this tips for making a house move less stressful helpful. Best of luck with your house move!



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