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How to survive moving day

We all prefer to keep our sanity - so how do we manage to keep calm and carry on during one of the most stressful events of our lives?

Moving house doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom - with a few planning tips and tricks, and a bit of preparation here and there, you can take back control and conquer your moving day!

Declutter your home

We all have a tendency to hold onto things we don’t need anymore, such as clothes you know you’re probably never going to wear again. Decluttering your home is a great way to start afresh and reduce the amount of packing you’ll have to do before your move.

Pack a survival box

Before you pack anything, pack the things you’re likely to need as soon as you move in such as mugs, tea bags and some toilet paper etc. Trust us when we tell you that it will make your move a lot smoother. To read what else you can put in your survival box click here. 

Start packing early

Give yourself plenty of time and start packing up the items you don’t use on a day to day basis, two or three weeks before moving day. This will allow you to keep calm as you’ll have more time to focus on packing up the rest of your house before the removal men show up at your door.

Label your boxes

Label each box with the room it is going to be placed in to help you and your movers determine which box belongs where in your new home. If you’d like to be extra organised, ensure all the labels are written on the various sides of the box so you can read the labels easily without having to move any other boxes.

Use the appropriate boxes

It’s important you use the appropriate box for the weight of your items to avoid any problems. If you are packing light items such as bed linen and pillows, these would be best put in the larger boxes so your movers can easily carry them into your new home. If you’re packing heavier items such as books and plates, these would be best placed in smaller boxes so they can be easily carried without the risk of breakages.

Make time for breakfast

We’re all prone to getting ‘hangry’ every now and then, particularly in stressful situations such as moving home. Make sure you remember to have a bite to eat in the morning to prevent any silly arguments from happening due to low tolerance levels.

Making arrangements for children or pets

As previously mentioned, moving is quite a stressful time and the last thing you’ll want to do is keep one eye on the kids and one eye on the dog, while trying to execute a house move. It may be worth asking a friend or a relative if they’re able to look after them for you so you can focus on the actual move.

So, is it possible to keep calm and carry on when moving home? The answer is yes, as long as you stay organised and start planning in advance

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