Are You Joining 1 Million Brits Expected To Move In 2024?
They often say that getting divorced and moving house are the two most stressful pursuits you can sign yourself up for and while we may not be able to help you out if you are going through marriage dissolution right now, we can definitely lend a helping hand if you’re relocating somewhere new!
You’re sure to want to make your move as quick, easy and as painless as you possibly can so you arrive at your new home in a positive frame of mind… and the good news is that there’s a huge amount you can do to facilitate this.
First of all, don’t leave everything to the last minute! Once you know you’re going and it’s a done deal no matter what, you can start to get ready to go, even before you have a firm moving date in mind.
Decluttering the house is a great first step to take, allowing you to get rid of any excess belongings you no longer have any use for or that you’ve outgrown. Try to be as ruthless as you can while keeping those belongings that hold a special place in your heart.
Also think about the floorplan of your new home… you may well find that what works in your current house won’t fit naturally once you move, so you can use this as a great opportunity to get rid of furniture and home furnishings that won’t go. Just remember - the less stuff you have, the easier it will be to move!
Once you’ve decluttered and taken everything you don’t want or need to the tip or the local charity shop, you can then start thinking about packing. Of course, your house removal company may well be able to help you with boxing everything up but you can certainly get a good head start before moving day arrives, making it all a lot more efficient.
Don’t forget to make sure that all your breakable items are well wrapped up in something protective. Bubble wrap really comes into its own here, of course, but you can save money and make packing more efficient if you use your clothes to protect your more precious possessions.
It’s also certainly worth thinking about what you’ll need when you get to your new house while you’re packing. What supplies will you need to make use of first upon arrival?
Pack these in a well-labelled box so they’re easy to find and also consider packing a box of absolute essentials so you’re not hunting around looking for items when you’re tired after a long day of lugging belongings from one location to another.
And finally, you’re sure to be exhausted and starving after moving day is done, so perhaps do yourself a favour the week or two before the big day by cooking up some delicious and nutritious meals to put in the freezer. With a bit of prep, you’ll ensure that you’ve got something healthy that’s ready to go without any hassle at all.