How To Have a Stress Free Family Move

You’ve decided that it’s time to have a fresh start in a new house, in a completely different location. The notion of it seems plain sailing but the reality of it may be a little different. Therefore anything you can do to prepare yourself for the big day will certainly help to keep things as stress free as possible. 

Don’t Leave Everything To The Last Minute 

As soon as contracts have been finalised and both parties are set on moving, then you really do need to start organising all your possessions as soon as possible. You don’t want to leave this to the last minute as it will just create even more stress for yourself having to sort everything in time for the move. 

Box Up As Many Possessions as Possible 

When you have a specific date planned for moving home it will be useful to place the majority of your belongings in a 24/7 self storage unit. This will help clear away as many items as possible, as you don’t need to have all your possessions with you when you move. The main things like your sofa, bed, clothes, toiletries and kitchen necessities will keep you going for a few days whilst you sort yourself out in the new home. 

Get The Children Involved

Unless your children are really young, then you can certainly get them to help you in preparation for the move. They can assist you with wrapping up items and placing them in boxes and sorting through any clothes, shoes or other possessions that you no longer need and either want to donate to charity or sell. 

If you are not tech savvy and you have teenage children they can help you list any items of furniture or dvds and books to sell online through social media. It’s an easy way to get rid of any items you no longer use that are still in good condition which somebody else can benefit from. 

Pack a Bag of Essentials For The Day 

Things like your new house keys, financial documents, identification, change of clothes, medicine and toiletries can be packed prior to moving day so that you have them in an accessible place. It is going to be chaotic enough without frantically looking for essential items when you are leaving your current house for the new one. 

Get Your Mail Forwarded 

You definitely want to notify the post office of your change of address so that any mail will be forwarded to you in your new home. It is ideal to do this as soon as you know your new address so that you do miss any important post in the mail. 

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