Life is great! You have finally gotten that dream job and next thing is to move to a house closer to the office. While you are excited about taking that next big step, though, you are facing a huge frustration: you need to pack all your belongings into boxes and lug it into another home.
Moving house is regularly listed as one of the life’s most overwhelming experiences,but the good thing is that there are ways to survive the process without prematurely growing gray hair. Jumia Travel shares 5 helpful tips to
take the stress off moving houses
- Clear your calendar
The first best way to take the stress of moving houses is by blocking off a chunk of time on your schedule in which you can focus exclusively on just the task of moving. You could request a day off work, or clear your entire weekend. You will achieve more by packing continuously for several hours without distractions or worries of other tasks that you may be ignoring.
- Use a checklist
A checklist is a great, life-saving, organizing technique for moving as it offers a comprehensive guide on what you will need to do and consider, and at what stage you will need to do them. By listing everything that needs to be done with the deadlines, it is easy to see what is priority and what can wait until you’re at the front door of your new home. Basically, creating a checklist will help make sure the entire process of moving house runs smoothly, right up until you are settled into your new home.
- Take your time
Before you actually start moving, give yourself sufficient time to make the transition. Organize a schedule which will allow you to complete each item on your task list and collect all the necessary materials you will need for
your move. This will ensure you have time to make a full inventory for each packing box to simplify your unpacking. In addition, though, create mini-deadlines for yourself, that way, you prevent yourself from lingering
with the move for too long.
- Get some help
Everything is easier when you have company or support. Ask your friends (and family) to help you move. You could even bribe them with a promise that you’ll buy them dinner and drinks, or offer some other treat if they
donate a few hours of their time to helping you pack and move. Roping in some friends to help you will ease a lot of the stress, and you are far less likely to worry about things going wrong.
- Hire a professional removal company
To take away stress completely, you may just want to hire a professional removal company to do all the work for you. Ensure the firm you have commissioned is efficient and skilled, that way there will be no hitches and you will be able to relax and let them get on with it. The perk of using a professional removal company is that they sometimes are able to provide a packing service, which will save you both time and energy in the lead-up to the big day.