5 Ways To Lower Your Moving-House Stress Levels
Moving home is always a stressful experience with the number of belongings needing to be removed and the move-in date looming closer and closer each day. Luckily there are practices you can undertake to reduce your stress levels. From planning far in advance to trying to take a couple of days off work, these can make all the difference between a stressful and stres-free moving experience.
1. Give Yourself Plenty Of Planning Time
There’s nothing worse than scrambling at the last minute to get everything wrapped, packed and into the van for your new home. One of the most important things to consider when moving house is how long you have to pack your belongings.
Once you have your move-in date, work backwards and think about how long each stage of the process will take. Wrapping and packing each room can take different amounts of time depending on their size. Give yourself an extra day or two per room to account for any last-minute change of plans. You can never be over-prepared to move home.
2. Use A Removal Company
At Hanlon Bros Removal and Storage, we want to help make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible. That’s why we offer a full packing service that wraps and packs all your belongings for you.
We will also load our van, and help you unpack at your new home, meaning you can focus on all the logistical things that require your full attention, leaving us to do the heavy lifting.
3. Use A Storage Unit For Non-Essential Items
Sometimes there can be an overwhelming amount of items to pack and move to your new home. These items can often be split into essentials and non-essentials. Set the essentials to one side of the room and the non-essentials to the other.
These ‘non-essential’ items can be placed in one of our storage units until you have all the essentials moved in. With our storage units being available for as long as you need, there’s no time limit to move these items in and you can collect them from our Irvine facility at your convenience.
4. Take Some Time Off Work
Depending on how many holidays you are allocated from work each year, it might be an idea to request a few days off at the end of the week so you can have enough time to get everything sorted without the stressors of work emails and calls getting in your way.
If you are questioning whether it’s worth it to take an extra day off work for moving, weigh up how stressed and burnt out you might become if you perform a full week of working during the day, and packing and lifting at night.
5. Move In On A Friday
If taking some time off work isn’t an option, try and schedule your move-in date for a Friday. Not only does this mean you don’t need to use holidays and have moving interfere with your work, it means you’ll have the entire weekend to move in and get yourself sorted.
If the weekend happens to fall on a bank holiday, you’ll also have Monday to get everything in order before returning to work on Tuesday.
Reach out to Hanlon Brothers Removals and Storage today for a free removal quote & to discuss what your requirements are. Our dedicated team is happy to help with any enquiry and aims to provide the right service for you at all times.