4 Ideas to Make Your Move Much Easier #cp

Moving can be stressful no matter how many times you have done it before. As the years go on, you accumulate more stuff, and that’s even before you consider your partner’s stuff and your kids’ stuff, too. This can be a recipe for disaster and get your move off on the wrong foot. However, it doesn’t need to be like this. If you’re planning a move soon (or whenever you can), whether upsizing or downsizing, here are four tips to make it as easy as possible. 

Be Ruthless 

You probably have boxes upon boxes full of precious memories. The problem is that you can’t
always take these memories with you wherever you go. There will come a point where you need to be ruthless with your stuff and really consider what you definitely need and what you definitely don’t need. This can be clothes you don’t wear, books you’ll never read, or even pieces of furniture that are not as reliable as they once were. Don’t throw everything out, though. Instead donate them to local shelters or second-hand shops. 

Prepare Early 

It is always important to prepare early when it comes to packing and considering your move. The last thing you want is to forget something because you were in a rush the day before you moved house. You don’t want to pack essentials too soon, though, so make sure you approach your packing needs sensibly. Go through each room and pack away everything you are sure you won’t need any time soon and then go from there. You should also take the opportunity to inform your bank and other services about your impending move. 

Research the Best Moving Companies 

A reliable moving company can make or break your move, and if you choose the wrong company, there’s a serious risk of everything going wrong. Whether you need a company for auto transport or to take your entire life across the country, use all the resources available to you to find the best company. Don’t forget to speak to friends and family, too, and check online reviews so you know you’re getting the best deal from the best business. 

Keep a Bag of Essentials 

No one should arrive at their new home not knowing where the essentials are, so take your toothpaste and toothbrushes, toiletries and towels, and somewhere to sit so you don’t need to unpack everything the moment you arrive. Moving day can be stressful, so the last thing you’ll want to do is search through endless boxes. With a bag of essentials, you’ll have everything you need, so sit back, order a pizza (or whatever else you fancy), and get comfortable in your new home. You’ll have plenty of time to unpack tomorrow, after all. 

A New Start 

Moving to another part of the country, or even another part of the world gives you and your family the chance for a brand new start. You want to hit the ground running when you move house, so make sure you remember these tips to guarantee you start the next chapter of your life off right. 

Karl Young

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karl-young/

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