In terms of the logistics on the day, Removal Boxes UK have tonnes of experience making relocating as easy as possible, so before you chuck all of your belongings into random boxes and cram them into a friend’s car, try out these tips to make moving house less stressful.
Tip One: Get rid of the junk
This tip is pretty straightforward. After all, the less stuff you have, the less stuff you have to pack, carry and unpack. Be ruthless. Go through everything you have, and ask yourself if you really need it. Get rid of the clothes you haven’t worn in years, all the little things in your random kitchen drawer and decorative things you don’t love anymore. Sell off the more desirable things at a car boot sale, via an online auction site or donate them to a charity shop. Arrange for your council to pick up broken electrical items, recycle and bin the rubbish.
Make sure to do this well before you move, so you can have a better idea of how many and what kind of moving materials you’ll need.
Tip Two: Give yourself time to pack well
Go from room to room and think about how many removal boxes you’ll need. When you get the boxes, get bubble wrap, tissue paper and tape, and be generous with them. Then start packing as soon as you can, so that when you need more packing materials, you have time to get them. Spending a little extra time and money to make sure your items get moved safely will be worth it in the end.
Tip Three: Pack by room and category
Packing the living room decorations in one box and the kitchen utensils in another may take up more box space, but it will make it so much easier to find what you want when you unpack. Specialised boxes like wardrobe boxes can help with this. With wardrobe boxes, you don’t have to spend any time taking clothes off hangers, folding them up, unfolding them, ironing them and hanging them back up. Book boxes are small and strong, since books get heavy quickly.
Tip Four: Labels are your friends
Get a marker pen, and write exactly what is going into each box. If it is a box of miscellany from many different rooms, try to list everything that is in there. When it comes time to unpack, you’ll appreciate knowing exactly where all your things are.
Tip Five: Keep everyone’s emotions in check
There is very little anyone can do to completely remove the stress from moving day, so do what you can to keep everyone as positive as possible. Keep yourself and everyone helping you move hydrated and fed to maintain sugar levels and good attitudes. Try to keep your emotions in check. For example, if you know you’ll yell at your children for dropping boxes, give them something else to do, like checking rooms for anything that may have been left behind.
Bonus: Pack the loo roll last
It may seem silly, but you don’t want to run the risk of being caught short in your new home. Pack the loo roll in the last box or bag, so you can unpack it first. It will make moving in day so much less stressful.
Now that you’ve got in mind ways to make moving less stressful, you can click here for boxes and get started with your big move.