Ways To Make Moving Into A New Home Less Stressful

Posted by Moving Home Made Easy

Cardboard boxes in empty new apartment.

There is no denying that moving home is one of the most stressful events in life and moving day comes with a mixture of emotions. Many would consider a ‘stress-free move’ to be virtually impossible, however, there are lots of things that you can do to make the process of moving much less stressful in general. 

Often, when planning a move, people will spend a long time thinking about how they can make things easier for themselves when they’re moving out of their old place, but they don’t really think much about settling into their new home. Whilst they might arrange for a removal firm to take all of their boxes from A to B, and this will have a significant impact on the moving experience, there is still a lot of work to do once the movers have gone. So, to help make the last part of a move less stressful too, below are some useful tips. 

Use an unpacking service 

Lots of people don’t realise that you can actually book an unpacking service. Amongst the different packing services a removal firm offers, it is likely that they will have a part or full unpacking service where a team of experienced movers can help you unpack your boxes. This can make the settling in process much quicker, easier and less stressful. 

Label every single box that you pack

Whether you’re packing your boxes yourself or using a packing service, always make sure that you label the boxes. This will help the removal firm to know which boxes they need to put in which rooms in your new home and you won’t have the hassle of removing boxes. Whether you use a number or colour code system for your move, it will make things more straightforward. 

Stock up on cleaning products 

Whilst the majority of people will clean the property they’re moving out of, there is no guarantee that your new home will be spotless, so make sure you have a range of cleaning products to hand when moving in. You will then be able to clean each room before you start unpacking, enabling you to relax in a clean home that evening. 

Have someone direct the removal firm 

On moving day it can often feel like you need to be in multiple places at once to ensure the move goes smoothly, however, you can make things easier for yourself. Ask a friend or family member to be at your new property to direct the removal firm, they will then be able to ensure that boxes and pieces of furniture are put in the right rooms the first time around. 

Pack a separate overnight bag 

Even if you’re moving in the morning and your new home isn’t far away, there might be hiccups with the move and things might take longer to sort out than you assume. For this reason, to ensure that no matter what happens you can go to sleep that night without having to rummage through your boxes, pack a separate overnight bag with all of your sleeping essentials in. 

Keep furniture bolts, screws and fixings to hand 

Whenever you’re dismantling pieces of furniture, always make sure you keep the blots, screws and any other fixings in the same place. Ideally, put them into labelled bags so you know exactly what you removed from each piece of furniture. This will make reassembling furniture in your new home so much easier and you won’t have the hassle of trying to find everything you need. 

Don’t forget about food essentials 

Moving home is hard work and you need to ensure that you’re eating and drinking on moving day. To prevent anyone needing to go to a shop when you still have boxes to move, put together a cool box of snacks and drinks that you can have throughout the day. You may want to ensure you know where your kettle is too so you can have cups of tea and coffee. 

Preparing for your upcoming move 

All in all, it is fair to say that even though moving home is stressful, it is possible to make the whole moving experience more enjoyable. Taking into consideration all of the different tips mentioned above can help to make settling into your new home much easier and you will always thank yourself for thinking about this last part of the move in advance. 

If you’re looking for a local removal firm that will be able to assist you with your move, be sure to contact us here at Moving Home Made Easy. We provide a range of removal, storage and packing services, and we will gladly provide you with the comprehensive assistance that you need on moving day. Our friendly moving team are trained to the highest industry standards and you can trust that they will do all they can to make things as stress and hassle-free as possible for you. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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