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Time To Move: 10 Tips To Reduce Stress And Increase Efficiency

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Time To Move: 10 Tips To Reduce Stress And Increase Efficiency

When it comes to life stressors, moving houses is definitely high up on the list. Removalists, bubble wrap and boxes.

For many, the moving process can take weeks or even months, but don’t stress, moving doesn’t need to be a headache!

Follow these simple top 10 tips to reduce stress and increase efficiency when moving house.

Step 1: Plan ahead

The best, and most crucial step to reduce the stress of moving is to simply plan ahead! Before you begin boxing up your life, take a step back and think about the most efficient way for you to move; This will vary from person to person, but when it comes to planning we strongly recommend contacting removalists ahead of time, considering whether or not you will need to rent storage, and writing a list of your most essential, and valuable items.

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Step 2: Declutter

The best part of moving is allowing yourself a fresh start; Whether or not you need it! Moving is the perfect time to think about which material objects you need, and which ones are just clutter.

Before dumping unwanted furniture at your local op shop, consider selling online, the re-sale market is incredibly lucrative and on the rise. Listing furniture, clothing or homewares on Facebook market place, depop, or etsy is an easy way to make a quick buck, and pass on your goods to someone who’ll appreciate it!

Step 3: The box matters

The way you choose to pack is actually pretty important. One flimsy box can turn an excellent moving day into an utter disaster! Invest in high quality moving boxes, and make sure they’re correctly assembled before packing them.

Step 4: Pack properly

You don’t need to Marie Kondo each and every box you pack, but applying some simple packing techniques can really help the moving process. Make sure to spread the heaviest items across a few boxes rather than packing them all together.

Fragile items need to be securely bubble wrapped, and make sure that both the top and bottom of all boxes are securely taped shut. It’s also a good idea to label boxes with what’s inside of them!

Step 5: Essentials

Essentials should always be packed separately! This is one of the most important steps to successfully moving without the stress.

Settling into a new home should be fun, and after a long day of moving it’s natural to feel exhausted, that’s why you should prepare one or two boxes of essential items.

Clothing, tooth-brush, laptop, charger, think of everything that you would need over the span of a week and place it in a clearly marked box. This way you can settle in easily without rummaging through every box frantically searching for your phone charger.

Step 6: The valuables

Valuables need to be stored safely. We strongly recommend renting a storage locker or unit with full insurance, that way there is no stress of loosing valuables during the move.

Step 7: Outsource

Moving by yourself sounds easy enough right? You have a few free days and a friend with a van; Although moving by yourself is achievable, it’s a lot easier, and far less stressful to simply pay a moving company.

You’ll still need to pack your own clothes and homewares, so might as well let someone else take care of the furniture.

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Step 8: Unpack

When the actual process of moving is over, it’s time to start unpacking.

Start of course with the essentials then move from room to room, and slowly watch your house come to life.

Step 9: Arrange

Take your time deciding where to place furniture and home decor, you might want to add plants or colourful cushions to add dimensions to your new house, let your home be an expression of yourself.

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Step 10: Settle in

Congratulations! You’ve done it, the moving part is over, and now it’s time to enjoy your beautiful new house. Make sure to give yourself a huge pat on the back for getting to where you are now.

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