10 Tips For Reducing Moving House Stress
Both house hunting and then moving from your old home to a new one are very stressful. In the first instance, the sheer number of houses on offer, differences in designs, and amenities to choose from may have you feeling confused and overwhelmed. Even worse could be a mismatch from what is available and on offer and want you’d ultimately like.
Once you have found a home – hopefully, one that you love – the next step is the actual move – the packing, transporting, and unpacking of all your stuff. A professional Sydney removalists company could be your saving grace as they do all the heavy lifting and much of the work involved in moving. Newbies to moving and old-timers may still find the process frustrating and draining.
Don’t worry! We have you covered. Here are 10 tips for reducing any Sydney move stress you may be experiencing.
Sell Any Unused Belongings
Most of us keep a lot of items, whether for sentimental reasons or because we think we might need that cake cutter or welding machine at some point. Not only does this add clutter to your old home (and would clutter up your new one too) but these unused belongings also create extra work when moving house.
If you live in an outer suburb, you could throw a garage sale for your items over a weekend or two and sell these possessions at a fair, discounted price. With fewer belongings, your moving cost could be lower too.
Store Some of Your Items
Storage solutions in Sydney could be the key to reducing the number of items needing to be packed, transported, and unpacked at your new home. To keep some of your items, whether for sentimental reasons or because you are keeping stuff for your children, opt for cheap short- or long-term storage to help reduce some of the stress of moving.
Create a Moving Plan
Packing always takes longer than you may think it will and this is usually the most challenging task of the whole moving process. To cope with the stress of packing up your home, create a moving plan and do this as early as you can.
This plan will help you stay organised and ensure that you don’t forget anything, like preparing a moving day survival kit with all the necessities you would need during the move and before you fully unpack your belongings in your new home. The survival kit would include an overnight bag, favourite toys for your kids, phone chargers, keys, snacks, bottles of water, and anything else you might need that would otherwise be packed far away.
Choose a Quality Local Sydney Removalist
Choosing a quality local Sydney removalists might seem like the easier of things to do in the moving process; however, hiring a professional local mover you can trust, who understands the nitty-gritty of moving within Sydney, or has the necessary expertise of moving interstate is exceptionally important. Working with ZOOM Removals, the #1 rated furniture removalists in Sydney, ensures your move is covered with an experienced team you can trust, and your prized possessions are protected every step of the way.
Move the Smaller, Lighter Stuff First
Confucius said, “The man who moves mountains begins by carrying away small stones.” Similarly, to take the stress out of moving, pack and move all your small, light possessions first. These belongings would be the bedding, clothing, curtains, cutlery, documents, and toiletries that you can pack and set aside for your removalists, or load into the boot of your car and move to your new home ahead of moving day.
By ensuring that this is done before the Big Day, you will have a little less to worry about later on. And you could add this to your moving plan so that these “little things” are not forgotten.
Clean Your New Home
No matter how great your new home looked when you viewed it initially, once the previous occupants have packed up and gone, it is going to need some cleaning. And this is probably the only time you will get to clean your new home without any furniture in the way, so it’s a good idea to keep out some cleaning supplies before the packing starts at your ‘old’ home. While cleaning your new home, use the opportunity to create a snag list of items that require further attention. You can also do any measuring needed for new curtains, blinds, and carpeting (or schedule for these to be done then).
Arrange Your Utilities
To make your Sydney move less stressful, organise all your utilities upfront. For example, take the final metre readings (take a photo of this on your smartphone) and register with your new broadband, electric, gas, telephone, and water providers beforehand.
It is also worth calling your would-be previous providers and tell them you’re moving out of your old residence and what date to disconnect your service. This provides an opportunity to pay any final bills, and ensure the account is settled and ready for the new occupants.
Ensure You Have the Key to Your New Home
Imagine arriving at your new home with the moving truck that contains all your packed belongings and you realise you can’t get in. Your agent hasn’t met you with the keys, only to discover (via her voicemail message) she has a family emergency and won’t be back for a couple of days.
Nobody would like to experience this kind of stress; before moving day arrives, make sure you pick up your new home keys well in advance.
Make Friends with Your New Neighbours
Making friends with your new neighbours before you move in is a great way to create a social circle closer to where you will live. This is especially great if you are moving to an area you might not be familiar with; your new friends can help you settle into your home as well provide vital information you would need, like the rubbish collection dates and where the cheaper grocer is.
Get Some Takeaway
Food will most likely not be at the forefront of your mind when moving to your new home. It is also nearly impossible to prepare healthy meals while in the throes of packing, and even more so once moving day arrives and you’re in your new home. Remember takeaway meals, and especially healthy ones, are a great option during these days.
By following these 10 easy tips outlined above, your moving house stress will be reduced. To book your move and get even more tips to make your move the best it could be, contact Sydney’s #1 rated removalist today!