They say it’s one of the most stressful periods in life – and that is probably before you get to the stage of packing your belongings. There’s no doubt that moving home isn’t a pleasant experience, and this is never going to change. However, if you can at least become a little more organized, you can make the job a lot easier for yourself. As the title of today’s post might have already indicated, this is what we are here to do today. We will now mull over some of the best tips, to try and make the process a little more seamless.
Pack your essentials box
Some people call this a survival box, but let’s try and take the drama out of moving house. In short, this is a box that will contain everything that you will desperately need during those initial days of chaos as you move home.
Like it or not, items are going to be all over the place, so having a few clothes, chargers and toiletries on hand is going to make your life a whole lot easier rather than rummaging through box after box.
Remember the food-factor
While you might have remembered to empty every cupboard in your home, what about the “colder” cupboards? We’re talking about your fridge and freezer and in relation to the latter, it’s a good idea to learn how to defrost your fridge freezer to help you along your way. As you’ll see, it’s not a quick task, and if you leave it to the last minute you are going to see a lot of food vanish to waste.
Try the “cupboard open” technique
On the subject of cupboards, one step which has proven successful for a lot of people is simply leaving every cupboard door open. By doing this, you can quickly gauge how much you have packed and more importantly, how much is left. With everything hidden behind doors, this can be hard to do, so leaving them open is a good way to open your eyes, so to speak.
Start with the least used rooms first
While it might be tempting to tackle the kitchen, or those rooms that you know are going to cause you a headache, make life easier for yourself. The likes of the spare bedroom and even the loft are the rooms that are often left until the end. However, these tend to contain items that you don’t use anyway, meaning that you can make some great headway long before your actual move date.
Use this as a decluttering opportunity
Finally, rather than seeing hordes of items, start to sense the opportunity when you move house. This is an occasion where you can start to get rid of the things that you don’t really use and ultimately, start the decluttering process. Not only will this make life easier now, and mean that you’re packing fewer items, but it will also allow you to settle into your new place.