Moving home is never easy. Whether you’re having to uproot under unfortunate or positive circumstances, it really can prove incredibly time-consuming and stressful. But with a few tweaks + hacks, it doesn’t have to feel quite so overwhelming. Have a flick through our guide and see what you can implement to boost organisation + create a plan— and before you know it, you’ll be seamlessly settled into your new pad with your feet up and a glass of kombucha in hand.
- PREPARATION IS KEY
Even before you’ve signed on the dotted line, make sure you know what you’re in for. That means measurements (it’s all fun and games until your sofa doesn’t fit through the door), taking into account whether your existing furniture will fit in the new place, what you’ll do old deck chairs when your new crib doesn’t have a garden etc. etc.
It’s not the most entertaining of tasks, but taking all this into consideration months in advance can save you a whole host of stress when it comes to moving in.
- MAN IN A VAN
As much as we’re all about functional training in the gym for real-life situations, there are times when you simply cant manage it all on your own. That’s where choosing a super trusted removal service can save you big time. We’re huge fans of Fantastic Services, one of the the friendliest and most efficient removal firms in the game.
Not only will they send a team of at least 2 professionals to help you pack things up, but they’ll transport & help you UN-pack when you arrive at your new digs too. The smoothest of delivery companies, they’ve got all the tech including tail lifts to ensure the safe loading & unloading of the largest of items, from American fridges to pianos. Who said moving had to be so strenuous?
- PACK UP YOUR BAGS
Arguably the longest, most tedious + emotionally draining element of moving house, packing can be made a whole lot more seamless once you make a list.
2 key things to consider are:
- What you’ll pack things up in— old boxes, suitcases etc. They key here is to organise things by THEMES + make sure everything is labelled.
- That you really don’t need to take everything. This is the perfect opportunity to Marie Kondo the hell out of your life. What sparks joy, what doesn’t anymore? That which does not serve you, pack up and drop off at your local charity shop. That way you can truly start your new chapter holding onto only the things you really cherish, making space for the new.
- THE BIG DAY
So you’ve officially made it. Moving Day is here. This can be a tough one emotionally, as during the lead up you are likely to have been totally consumed with making sure everything was well organised.
Now that you are here, you’re most certainly going to be feeling a whole host of emotions, with the closing of one chapter and the start of a new one. Expect a mixture of sadness, excitement, fear, thrill, to name but a few. All are welcome and none are wrong. Feel into all of them and acknowledge how brave you are for stepping forward into the new. Change is never easy, but it’s where the magic truly happens.