Anyone who has the unfortunate experience of living in a rental house will tell you how daunting it can be when they have to move homes every year or two. No matter how many times you have done it, it never gets easier. In fact, with time it tends to get more difficult because as most families do, you tend to collect more things and your home becomes cluttered resulting in you having to pack and move things when house moving comes around. However, there are a few things that you will be able to do, if done well ahead, that will reduce the stress and possibly even make house moving day a little bit enjoyable, if that is possible.
Plan well ahead
The key to making your house moving a little less stressful is to plan well ahead and start the process as early as possible. The main thing that stresses us out about the house moving process is the nonstop last minute rushing, and this is something that you will need to avoid at all costs. It is advisable to do your research on a number of house removalists in your area and choose one well ahead of time based on your exact requirements and your budget. You will need to make this decision based on the number of things you need to move and the number of things that you own that are fragile and breakable.
Most house removalists will charge you in packages, based on the number of things you have to move, the size of the vehicle you require and of course, the services they offer you. Planning well ahead will reduce your need for most of these services and therefore you will be able to save a lot of money as well by choosing a much cheaper package for your moving day.
Clear up the clutter
One of the first and most important things you will need to do is to start clearing up the clutter in your house. Less things to move means an easier move and also an easier unpacking and arranging experience in your new home and therefore, you will need to start getting rid of all the clutter that has collected in your home at least a month in advance – Yes, it can take that long. You will need to start by separating your clutter in to two mounts – the first, things you have used in the past year and the other being things that you have not used in the past year.