It’s been said time and time again; moving house is stressful, that’s a fact. However, just because moving house can be stressful, that doesn’t mean that it has to leave your family in a state of serious discomfort. Moving can be traumatic for younger family members, and highly hectic for parents, but that doesn’t have to mean that your move will be a total nightmare.
The good news is that if you are smart about it, you can ensure that your move to that lovely new home you’ve been dreaming of, goes without a hitch. Yes, admittedly moving house is always going to be a teeny bit stressful, after all, there’s a lot to deal with. But that doesn’t have to mean that moving will leave you on the brink of a breakdown.
Wondering how you can ensure that moving house is less stressful for the whole family, from you and your partner to the kids and the dog, have a read of these four eye-opening tips.
Pack one room at a time (clear out as you go)
The first step that you should take to make moving house less stressful is to start on one room at a time. If you attempt to pack up your whole home at once, you will make the process much more stressful for everyone. A word to the wise, ensure that every single box is clearly labelled and is colour coded as to whether it should be opened immediately on arrival or can wait. This will help to make finding essentials like the dinner plates, cooking utensils and bedding, much easier.
Leave the kids rooms until last
When it comes to packing up the house, ensure that you leave the children’s rooms until last. Moving house can be traumatic for kids, as it’s so unsettling, which is why it’s best to leave their rooms until last. When you arrive at your new home, it’s also a good idea to unpack their rooms first, to make them feel more comfortable.
Hire professional movers
When it comes to making the moving process easier and less stressful, one of the most important things that you can do is hire professional movers. Ideally, you want to hire local movers, as this helps to keep the cost of having professionals move your belongings from A to B much easier and less stressful.
Pack the kids and the dog off
If you’re going to make your move as simple and straightforward as possible, it’s best to pack off your younger kids and pets to their friend’s houses or to visit your extended family. That way you can get on with what needs to be done without having to worry about your little ones and your pets. This will make your move go far more smoothly.
The truth is that moving house is very rarely stress-free, and there’s sure to be some stress along the way, especially when you have kids and pets to think about. However, if you take note of the tips and advice above, you can reduce the stress that comes with your move.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.