Moving home can be one of the most stressful life events, but it doesn’t have to be that way! At Incredible Bulk, we strive to make moving home quicker and easier for our self-storage customers. So, whether you’re moving locally or abroad, downsizing for retirement or buying your first property, check out our 10 top tips for a stress-free move.
1. Declutter in Preparation
Once you know you’re moving home, it’s a good idea to declutter in advance! By clearing your home and sorting through your possessions, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of time spent packing and save money by doing fewer trips on moving day.
Take a look at our declutter formula, and decide which household items or personal possessions you’re going to donate, recycle or throw away.
2. Start the Packing Process Early!
When moving house it’s best to start packing at least a few weeks before moving day as it always seems to take longer than planned, and you don’t want to leave it last minute! Once you’ve decluttered, pack your belongings room by room, starting with the one you use least.
3. Arrange a Removals Van
Another aspect of the moving process is arranging transport for your possessions. Some moving companies even offer a packing service. We’d recommend choosing a removals company and booking a van for your moving date well in advance.
4. Stay Organised!
The next tip for moving house is to get organised. When packing, keep essentials such as cutlery, cups, and dinnerware, which you may still need right up to moving day, until last and first pack all the non-essentials.
Reduce your moving anxiety by creating a moving checklist to ensure you’ve packed all your items and that nothing is lost during the move.
5. Label Your Boxes!
Labelling your boxes will also make unpacking at the new property easier, and you won’t need to sort through boxes of toys or clothes to find your kettle and enjoy your first brew in your new home.
6. Handle Your Paperwork
Another tip for making moving house stress-free is to deal with your paperwork safely by keeping all important documents in one labelled storage box for easy access. You may also want to make digital copies.
You should also set up a redirection service with Royal Mail to make sure your future post reaches you at your new place and contact all of your service providers and utilities to let them know you’ve moved house.
7. Clean Your New Home
If you have access to your new house before moving out of your old property, then taking the time to clean your home before the furniture and boxes arrive can help reduce stress levels. It’s also a good idea to assess your new space and move in heavy items such as white goods during this time.
8. Use Self-Storage
The most important tip for reducing stress during a house move is to stay calm and do it at your own pace. Self-storage can provide a secure storage solution for your household items and personal possessions while you’re moving home, waiting for the keys, or decorating.
Moving house in Bradford? Choose Incredible Bulk self-storage for a stress-free move!
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Call the Incredible Bulk self-storage team today on 01274 975678 for professional advice, expert tips and more information about our affordable self-storage units in Bradford.