It is well known that moving home is one of the most traumatic events in a person’s life, and you may hear people say “never again” after the event. There are many studies to back this up. So when it comes to moving home do we go with the flow and hope for the best? Or do we take the bull by the horns and make sure that we are in control of every little detail? It does depend on the person and circumstances, but here are some ideas on how you can move home, and hopefully, avoid the chaos that can sometimes occur.
Prepare Everything In Advance
There are many things you can do in advance when it comes to moving home. The obvious ones are packing and dealing with service providers, but there are also some tasks that you might not always think of until the last minute. But if you take care of these tasks as soon as you have the moving date, then you should find it easier to cope with when the time to load the removal van comes around.
One of the main things to take care of before moving home is safety certifications. An electrical inspection certificate to ensure safety is high on the priority list for the home you are moving from and in to as well. Finding a professional to carry out this service is essential. Once you have this ticked off your list, you can relax.
Out With The Old
We can accumulate much clutter over the years, especially when you have lived in one place for a long time. Whether it is children’s cups, napkins, or old clothes that are no longer fit for purpose, you should seize the opportunity to declutter and start filling bags for the charity shop.
The Marie Kondo method has worked for many other people and variations of this may work for you, so if that cupboard full of bits and bobs isn’t sparking joy within you then send them on to a new home. Getting rid of the old clutter will help you feel in control. Starting this process sooner rather than later is always the best course of action with this one. You might be surprised at how much you have collected.
Even though some of us are keen ‘list makers’ already, it is important to make lists when moving home. The ‘master list’ is the most important. But there are also other lists for other members of the household to follow which keeps everyone on task. Ticking off points as you complete them is not only satisfying but helps you avoid the common problem of losing track too. The most important thing here is to make sure you find a list system that works for you.
Above all else, remember what you are aiming for, and how great things will be once it’s over will get you through the difficult tasks, so keep this in mind at all times.