How to guarantee a stress free move

Take a breath! These are the best tips and tricks to ensure a stress free move.

Moving house can become a stressful situation, where everything is chaotic and overwhelming. However, this can be avoided and it may turn out to be quite the contrary. A move may offer the change to downsize and organize your home, to get rid of stuff you don’t need and to make room for a new phase in your life.

Here are the best tips to ensure that your move is stress-free.

Make a to-do list and lay down a plan of action

The first thing to do is to draw up a to-do list. This includes everything that needs to be done before, during and after the move. From scheduling the date for the move, to cancelling all utilities supplied to your former home, you need to have everything in place.

It is also advisable to set a deadline for each chore. In this way, you’ll be able to keep up with any progress and make sure that nothing important is overlooked.

Organizing and grouping

Before starting to pack up your things for storage, take some time to organize and group. Go over all your belongings and decide what you really need and what stuff you can give away, sell or throw out.

This is the perfect time to get rid of everything you don’t use or need. The fewer things you need to move, the less time and lower cost will be involved in the move.

Get a hold of boxes and wrapping material

You will need boxes and wrapping material to put away your belongings. These boxes are available at shops or supermarkets. Specific stores also have them for sale.

Make sure you have enough adhesive tape, bubble wrap and labels for each box. We also suggest you have an itemised list on hand of everything you have boxed.

Organize everything by room and label the boxes

Once everything is organized and classified, start putting your things away by room. Begin with the rooms you use the least and leave the most important rooms to the end.

Make sure to label all boxes with their content and room to which they belong. In this way, you will easily find what you need in your new home.

Prepare a box of must have items

Get a box ready with must-have items, for everything you will need the first day in your new home. Include bedding, toiletries, medication, phone chargers, food and drink.

Arrange for any transfer of valuables

If you have valuable items, such as works of art or musical instruments, it is important to relocate them safely. Check with a specialized company to find out how to adequately pack and move these items.

An extra tip is to consider the possibility of hiring a moving company. If you have a lot of things, their help may save you time, energy and stress. A good moving company will take care of everything, from packing your belongings to carrying them to your new home.

Make sure you find a trustworthy and reputable moving company. Ask for references and confirm that it is duly insured and licensed.

Arrive at your new home with plenty of time

Make sure you arrive on time at your new home the day of the move. If you hired a moving company, check that the movers are punctual and that all boxes are adequately labelled.

It is also important that you check that all your items are intact and in adequate condition. If you notice any damage or loss, make sure you inform the moving company as soon as possible.

Moving house may be a stressful event, but with a bit of organization and planning ahead you can make it a lot easier. Also, if the plan is to move into one of our homes, the house of your dreams, everything will be a lot easier.

We will help you throughout the process, from your initial visit until you are settled into your new home. Check with us in order to jointly ensure that this new phase in your life is easier.


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