Mastering the Art of House Moves: Tips and Tricks

House Moves

When you think about all of the preparation and change that comes with moving houses, it’s no wonder that moving is often listed among the most stressful life events that the average person can go through. However, just because it’s stressful doesn’t mean it has to be a nightmare.

In this article, we’ll discuss a few top tips for making sure your move is smooth, less stressful and ultimately successful. Your move to a new home may seem intimidating, but it’s also an incredible adventure that can open up a new world of possibilities for you and your family. 

Tips And Tricks For Having An Easier NZ Move

As with all potentially difficult endeavours, it’s important to stay patient, level-headed and calm when you handle your move. While you may be emotional or frustrated, you can reduce hassle and enjoy a more streamlined move if you do things right. Consider these tips:

Start Planning Early. Even if your move date seems like it’s ages away, moving day can really sneak up on you. Start planning early and create a timeline of important events and a checklist of everything you need to get done. Prioritise outlining everything you need to do before and during your move, but also create a plan for what you’re going to do directly after you get to your new home. 

Lists and outlines will help you stay on track and organised and will help you avoid forgetting important details. It’s very easy to forget essential factors when you’re stressed, so visual aids and written lists can help. 

Declutter Your Home. One great thing about moving is that you have a fantastic opportunity to declutter and get rid of things you no longer need. It’s normal to gather possessions over time, and what you needed in the past may no longer serve you or bring you happiness. You and your family should go through your individual possessions and decide what you want to keep and what you’re okay with getting rid of. 

When you have everything that you want to get rid of, then you can sort those items further to see what you can toss out, what you can sell, what you can give away to friends and loved ones and what you can donate. Consider doing good by donating unwanted clothes and usable items to people who could benefit from them. 

Hire Professional Movers. Find reliable movers for your move sooner rather than later. Although you may be tempted to save money by handling things yourself, movers can take a huge weight off your shoulders by literally handling the heavy lifting for you. They have the experience, knowledge and equipment to handle everything from lightweight boxes of clothes to large pieces of furniture. 

Plus, their hard work and efficiency will save you heaps of time. Expert movers can pack and move items in a fraction of the time that it takes the average person. 

Consider Professional Packing. Packing all of your possessions is relatively straightforward, but it’s by no means an easy or quick task. Consider having your movers pack your goods for you. They’ll understand how to do so in a safe and efficient way, keeping your treasured possessions safe from harm while making good use of space and packing materials. 

Pack An Essentials Box. Even if your new home is fairly close by, you, and each member of your family, should pack an essentials box or bag that contains items that you’ll need immediately upon arrival. This can include toiletries, a change of clothes, necessary medication, important documents, snacks and other basic items that you use every day – plus, you won’t have to dig through boxes in your new home after going through the exhausting process of moving. 

Take Care Of Yourself And Your Family. Moving can be physically stressful, but it can also be emotionally exhausting. The stress of having so many different things to pay attention to, along with the emotional aspect of saying farewell to a place you called home, can wreak havoc on your mind and body. Take breaks when you need to, stay hydrated, eat well and try to stay positive. If you’re moving with family, be sure you remember that everyone is stressed, so be kind to one another and understand the heavy emotions you may all be growing through. 

Remember – leaving your old home can be very sad, but you have the opportunity to make amazing new memories and create a better life in your new one. 

Enjoy A Better, More Hassle-Free Move With Us

Come and speak to us at Classic Movers, we’d love to see how we can help you. While we can help with house moves, we also have experience with office moves, moving furniture and moving pianos. 

Are you ready to talk? Call us on 027 303 8398, or use our easy contact form.

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