When you're moving house, there are plenty of potential hardships that you need to try and dodge. Moving away from the place in Battersea where you've spent many years and having to start life anew can be daunting for some, and inconvenient for others. But by taking everything in your stride and by spending time preparing, you can mitigate a lot of the stress that comes with the removal process. So take a look at these four top tips to make your move a more relaxing affair.
Take your time and plan properly
Don't let your relocation sneak up on you. Plan as far in advance as you can, and things are bound to go more smoothly. Make sure you've got all of the packing materials you need before you start to pack. Get a hold of enough moving boxes, as well as a good amount of packing paper, tape, bubble wrap and labels. Packing is more straightforward once you know you've got everything.
Create a moving checklist too, so you don't forget anything. That way, you can ensure everything you need gets packed, and your journey's essentials are never too far away.
Don't over exert yourself
This is critical. A lot of the stress of moving house comes from overworking and over worrying. Divide the work between your family and friends, use teamwork to lift the heavier items, and when possible utilise the removal services local to the SW8. Putting too much stress on yourself is bound to end in disaster, so keep everything in check!
Have a clear out beforehand
This part may seem unnecessary, but having a clear out before you leave is actually a good idea. By de cluttering your home you can rid yourself of all the possessions you don't need, and as a result you'll be taking less with you. That's not all, you could sell some of the items you don't need any more to help cover your expenses, or donate them to charity shops or someone else who might need them. Think about it; is there a better way to reduce stress than to do a good deed?
With less items to pack, and potentially more money in your pocket, clearing out your old SW8 or SW11 home sounds a lot better now, doesn't it?
Make sure all of the loose ends are tied up
For those who feel they'll be homesick after moving, tying up the loose ends is a therapeutic process. Take some time a few days before your move to say all of your goodbyes and revisit old memories. Drink in the sights, sounds, or literal drinks of Battersea before you leave, and you'll feel loads better. Just don't get overly nostalgic!
So keep these tips in mind if you feel a little uneasy about your move. Just keep in mind that you're moving home for a good reason, and keep things moving along. As long as you plan every step of the move out and keep on top of things, everything else should fall into place. There's no easy way to cure homesickness, but a good way to start is to stay positive about your relocation. Just think about all of the fresh possibilities that come with this new chapter of your life. We should always strive to move forward!