It’s no secret that moving to a new house is one of the biggest stresses in a person’s life. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be.
At Brisbane Moving & Storage, we want to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible. That’s why we’ve put together a list of practical tips to reduce stress when moving.
One of the biggest contributions to stress on your moving day is time. It is never too early to start creating checklists, collecting and labelling boxes or organising a moving van. Do everything you can ahead of time so, on the day of your move, all you have to worry about is moving your belongings from your old home to your new one.
Use a checklist
In plenty of time, write a comprehensive moving checklist of tasks that you can mark as complete when you’ve done each one.
Here’s some things you might want to add:
- Get a moving quote
- Organise a moving van
- Collect boxes and bubble wrap
- Change your postal address
- Set up a mail forwarding address
- Transfer your utilities
- Cancel or redirect any subscriptions
- Collect school and medical records in a binder
- Collect veterinary records for your pet in a binder
- Set a moving budget
- Request in-home surveys
- Research moving companies and check testimonials
Hire a professional mover with good customer services
Mover fraud is on the rise, such as dodgy moving companies stealing belongings or producing hidden fees. But any moving company, fraudulent or not, can impact your moving stress.
Make sure you hire a reputable company with impeccable customer service reviews. You want someone who is trustworthy, experienced, and affordable. Shop around and do your research.
Have your moving cost estimated beforehand
Money can impact your moving stress a lot so always make sure you’ve got a quote before moving day. Get in touch with your professional movers ahead of time to schedule an in-home survey and give you the most accurate estimate for the cost.
Get rid of clutter and be ruthless
You know that drawer in your kitchen that is so full of random potentially useful objects that you can’t even open it? Clear it all into the bin.
Clutter causes a great deal of stress during a move. While packing, you’ll realise just how many things you and your family own. The solution is to get rid of as much as you can.
What are the things you never use? What decorations have you been meaning to chuck? What is already provided in your new home?
Label all your boxes
This may seem obvious but it gets overlooked all too often. Save yourself time when you get to your new home and label your boxes with their intended room and their contents in a list. So, when you get there, you can put the boxes in their right rooms and tackle each room at a time – rather than spending a day or two eyeballing the massive stack of boxes in the main room.
For all your moving needs, get in touch with Brisbane Moving & Storage today.