Moving to a new home is an exciting experience. This isn’t just a change of scenery, it’s a change of life. You’re going to be living somewhere entirely different, unless you’ve only moved down the road. Still, the majority of people will be living somewhere entirely different, because that’s the point of moving. It might be for work reasons or just because there’s a town, city or country on which you’ve always had your eye.
Of course, just because it’s an adventure, that doesn’t mean you’re not scared out of your mind. It’s a nerve-wracking experience. You’re uprooting and saying goodbye to your cozy abode. You’re worried about the new home, new location and new people. Of course, this is only natural. This new home isn’t your home yet; it’s just an empty house. It will be your home, though, and here are some ways to prepare for it more easily, so that you can stop worrying and start looking forward to this new chapter of your life.
Pack Only The Essentials
So many people are hoarders without realizing it, and you’ll figure out whether or not you are when it comes to packing your possessions for your new home. Obviously, you’ll already have the essentials, such as clothes and furnishings, but… are you sure you need all of those old things? Are you sure some of them don’t need replacing?
There’s no need to hold on to that old, broken cabinet or the towel with a tear through the middle. Now is the time to say goodbye to old, unrecoverable items and hello to a new home with new, functional items. This is a chance to declutter your new home before you even get there, rather than dumping all the old, broken clutter from your old house into a new one. You don’t want to have to end up throwing out old things and redecorating again in a few years anyway.
You don’t need to worry about buying new things, either. You’re not going to be squeezing everything into one car, as there are moving companies which can help you transport everything from point A to B with sizeable vehicles. Stop making excuses, and start making plans for a home with doors that don’t creak, shelves which remain horizontal and clothes with no rips in them.
Keep All Your Packed Items Separate
This is crucial. You already know how stressful it is to move to a new house, so you don’t need me to ramble on and on about that. However, if you want things to be much easier and much more relaxing when you finally get to your new home, I’d suggest that you listen to me when I say that you should keep items from different rooms in separate boxes.
You’ll thank me when you get to your new home and you’re not spending two days sifting through every single box to search for the missing cutlery set for the kitchen.
Have Some Things Ready For Moving Day
Is it a good idea to shove your toiletries at the bottom of some box in the moving van? Probably not. If you want to spend the entire day with greasy hair, then be my guest, but I’m sure the majority of people don’t want the added stress on moving day. So…make sure you set aside some essentials that you’ll need before you’ve reached your new home and unpacked the boxes.