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How to Have a Stress-Free Move to a New HomeWith Man & Van Services

Often the word moving is associated with stress and feelings of being overwhelmed. However, with a little bit of prep work, moving can be a breeze no matter how many boxes you have or how far of a distance you must go. If you are wondering how you can have a stress-free move to a new home, keep on reading these tips by Andy, who runs a Bristol area man and van services firm.

  1. Create a checklist This is the most important step. Before you grab boxes and start filling them up, take out a piece of paper or create a document on the computer of all the things you need to do. Your checklist can contain the following:
  • Purchase packing materials
  • Declutter all rooms
  • Organize belongings in categories
  • Label boxes
  • Clean house or hire cleaner by creating a checklist, you are holding yourself accountable for not forgetting to do something. Plus, having a visual to refer to during the chaos of moving is a very helpful tool. To make the checklist even more helpful, you can divide it into things you have to do within one month of moving, one week of moving, and then one day prior to moving.
  1. Don’t pack last minute

It will probably always feel like you are throwing last minute items into boxes or the moving truck – this is normal. What is not recommended is leaving major things to pack last minute. Getting an early start on packing means you can take your time and carefully declutter simultaneously.

  1. Keep clothes on hangers

While it may seem weird to move your clothes with hangers, you will be glad you did when you arrive to your new home. All you must do is take the clothes out of the truck or van and pop them right in your closet. Plus, this keeps clothes tidy rather than tossing them in a bag to become wrinkled.

  1. Hire a moving company

Depending on your budget, a moving company may or may not be a consideration. If you can hire a moving company, you can leave all the dirty work to the movers. All you will be responsible for is making sure you have your belongings laid out for them to pack and cleaning your house when everything is removed.

  1. Wrap breakables in clothing or towels

A lot of money can be spent on packing materials. Instead of spending the money, wrap breakables in fluffy towels or clothing. This is a simple trick to saving space in boxes because you can wrap two things in one.

  1. Set yourself a timer when packing

It is very easy to become distracted when packing. You may find an old box of sentimental items from high school or a toy you used to play with as a kid, and before you know it, you have spent an hour reminiscing. Set a visible timer for yourself when packing each room and hold yourself accountable to finishing within a certain amount of time.

  1. Donation box

Moving is a great time to purge your closet and donate items you no longer use. Set a box out and put items in it as you go through each room. There is no point in keeping everything you own if you haven’t looked at it in a while. In fact, you should ask yourself, “have I worn this in a year?” if the answer is no, donate it!

With these practical and useful tips, your move is bound to be an easier one.

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