Two Ways to Make the Process of Moving House Slightly Less Stressful

Whilst it might not be possible to completely avoid getting stressed out when moving house, there are quite a few things you to do to minimise the amount of mental, emotional and physical strain this process places on you. Read on to find out what these things are.

Order high-quality packing supplies at least a few weeks in advance

One of the simplest ways to ensure your house move goes off without a hitch is to order your packing supplies at least a few weeks before you are due to move. This will allow you to begin the packing process well in advance, which will, in turn, prevent you from panicking about having to pack up everything you own at the last minute.

It is also important to make sure that the packing supplies you purchase are made from high-quality materials. Opting for cheap, 'economy-brand' bubble-wrap, packing tape and cardboard boxes, just so that you can save a few dollars, could make your moving experience a lot more stressful than it needs to be.

These poorly-made items are likely to result in at least a few of your possessions being damaged during the journey to your new property. Cheap, flimsy packing tape could split and allow the contents of a particular box to spill onto the ground whilst you're carrying it towards the moving van. Similarly, a thin, weak cardboard box could easily break apart if it gets wet or if several heavy items are placed inside it.

As such, it really isn't worth attempting to save money by buying low-cost packing supplies, as these items will only serve to increase your stress levels during your house move.

Move things into your new house gradually

Moving dozens upon dozens of boxes as well as several large pieces of furniture all at once can be incredibly overwhelming and exhausting.

If you have the keys to your new home, it might be worth taking a few boxes of your belongings over to the house once or twice a week, in the run-up to your official move-in date.

Taking your things over to your new property slowly and gradually will reduce the amount of pressure you experience when the time comes for you and your family to actually move in.

Begin by bringing over seasonal items or goods that you only use occasionally (things like barbecue equipment and Christmas decorations, for example) and, as the move-in date draws nearer, include items that you use more frequently.

The only things that you should not move in by yourself are large pieces of furniture. These heavy items can be tricky to manoeuvre and may be difficult (if not impossible) to transport without a large moving van. As such, it is best to allow your removalists to move these goods for you.