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9 ways to have a happy moving experience

11 Aug 2017

Moving should be an exciting and joyous event, a time for new beginnings, not a negative or unpleasant experience that leaves you drained and regretful. 
How can you make moving a little less stressful and more enjoyable? Believe it or not, there are things you can do to make this transition a positive experience. 

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1. Plan ahead

Create a list of everything that needs to be organised and done. If you’re a procrastinator, this tip is especially for you.

Doing things at the last minute is always stressful, so start planning as far ahead as you can and give yourself plenty of time to organise a schedule.

You also want to ensure you designate sufficient time to each item on your task list.

2. Budget

There are many outgoings to consider when moving house. To reduce the stress during this time, it’s important to budget for the various expenditures to ensure you can cover all the important costs.

3. Pack a moving day survival kit

Before your moving day, make sure you have packed a moving day survival kit of essentials. This should contain necessary items that will get you through the day unscathed such as toiletries, phone chargers, bottles of water, snacks and provisions for hot drinks.

It’s also important to have easy access to food on this busy day, and that you have everything readily available so you can fall straight into bed at the end of it.

4. Arrange professional cleaning

Have a professional cleaning team take care of all your cleaning needs so you can move in with the peace of mind you deserve, knowing that your home is safe and healthy for your loved ones.

“We receive countless phone calls from distressed clients who arrive lock, stock and barrel at their new front door and find such a dirty home that they can't move their furniture in.

“Every month during peak moving times, we estimate that our teams clean 6-10 of these homes per day, which is very disturbing and stressful to the person moving in.”

Sometimes cleaning was overlooked and sometimes, whomever was involved in the move or sale, promised a spotless home and for any number of reasons, was either let down by a supplier, or simply failed to deliver.

Even a carpet that looks clean can harbour dangerous bacteria and fungi such as athlete's foot. Not everyone cleans to the exact same standards.

For your own peace of mind, insist on a deep clean and antibacterial spray or treatment throughout the entire house, including all bathrooms, showers and carpets.

5. Hire professional movers

No one really likes packing and lugging furniture around. So if your budget allows, hire a dependable moving company.

Having movers do all the work takes away so much of the stress – it’s definitely worth it.

6. Research the new area

If you're moving a significant distance away, then you’ll need to do your research.

People are always the most comfortable when they feel prepared, so do your research.

For example, find out where the schools, malls and restaurants are beforehand. See what events regularly happen in the area. This will give you a feel for where you’ll be settling down.

7. Rely on your support system for help

You might feel overwhelmed with things that need to be done before, during and after the move. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. That’s what friends and family are for.

Yes, they’re there for you during the good times, but they’re also there for you during times of life transitions. So don’t feel like you have to go it alone.

8. Introduce yourself to your new neighbours

Even if this is out of your comfort zone, it’s always helpful to know your neighbours.

Whether you need to borrow a cup of sugar, have someone keep an eye on the house when you’re travelling, or simply to make new friends, it’s worth going out of your way to get to know the people who live near you.

9. Establish new routines

Let’s face it, everything has probably changed for you. And that includes your routines.

Maybe your route to work is a lot longer, so now you can’t get up early to do your morning workout.