Moving home may be hard and even traumatic for all parties involved, whether you’re moving because you need more space for your growing family or because your tenancy has finished and your landlord refuses to renew it with you. Moving, on the other hand, does not have to be unpleasant, and we have some advice on how to make moving home easier so that you can start this new chapter of your life stress-free.
Tie up loose ends sooner rather than later
The last thing you want to stress about on moving day is making sure you haven’t overlooked anything, which is why you should start tying up loose ends as soon as possible. Examples include:
- Requesting final bills from your utility providers and paying off any outstanding debts
- Informing your internet provider that you are relocating so that they can divert your internet on the day of your move.
- Notifying your milkman, newspaper delivery company, and even your mailman that you are relocating so that deliveries are suspended.
- To avoid penalties from your landlord, make any last repairs to your property.
- Notifying schools about your impending relocation.
Doing this as soon as possible will help you to relax more and focus on other essential areas, such as packing your stuff.
Look into storage space
Quite often, you may be required to leave your current residence before you can gain entry to your new place, which can be challenging because you must find a place for almost all of your possessions. If your moving dates clash, it may be worth considering hiring storage space so that you and your family only have to find a place to sleep until you receive the keys to your new house. SAM Store and Move provides secure storage facilities at reasonable pricing for long or short-term leases.
Pay off your debts
One thing you should focus on is paying off your debts so that you can start this new chapter of your life debt-free. Pay off your credit cards, make sure your bills are settled, and repay any other money you owe so that you have one less thing hanging over your head. Not only will you feel much better, but you’ll be helping yourself financially for this new chapter of your life!
Distract the kids
Finally, while moving home can be stressful for you because of everything you have to think about and plan, it can also be extremely stressful for your children, especially if you are moving a great distance. So, while the relocation is going on, plan distractions for your children so they don’t have to worry about what’s going to happen next. It might be a good idea to entrust them to a family member or friend during your move so that you can focus on getting everything in order. You could also hire professional movers to perform all of the heavy lifting for you so that you can spend quality time with your children before the big move.