5 Tips to Help You Maintain Your Sanity During a House Move

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Let’s face it. Moving house is probably one of the most challenging moments in anyone’s life. Between all the packing, sorting, labeling, and cleaning needed before moving out, you may start to feel like your head will explode from stress. It’s no wonder that moving house is often referred to as having a "moving fever". Fortunately, if you keep your cool while planning and executing your move – and follow some simple but effective tips – you won’t have to be afraid of going mad or losing things during this transition period in your life. After all, moving is not an end but a new beginning... Let’s look at how we can make this transition smoother on both a physical and emotional level...

Organize, Organize, Organize
The absolute best way to make sure that you don’t go crazy during your move is to stay organized. Start by making a list of things that need to be done before moving day. This way, you’ll be able to visualize how much work needs to be done and how much time you’ll need to complete all of it. You can even break down the process into weekly and daily action lists to make sure that everything is covered. Use notebooks, whiteboards, computer spreadsheets, or any other organizational tools that work for you! You’ll also need to decide the best way to organize your stuff. You can either go with the traditional method of sorting items by room or sort your things by type.

Be prepared: Don’t wait until the last minute. Ideally, you should start preparing for your move about a month before you intend to move. This is the best way to avoid being totally frazzled when moving day comes. Similarly, you should also ensure that you have obtained all necessary permits and contacted all the required utility companies by a specific date to avoid interruptions in service. Whatever you’re packing, it’s always a good idea to start early, as you’ll be more relaxed and have more time to think carefully about how to pack everything properly.

Allow yourself time to relax.
It’s essential to maintain a healthy balance between work and play during your move so that you will be able to keep your sanity and stay relaxed during the transition. You can do this by making sure that the pressure is not all on you — that you have help from family, friends, and even professional companies that specialize in house removals. You’ll also want to relax, de-stress, meditate, or practice breathing exercises to keep your head clear and emotions balanced.

Hiring professionals is worth it!
You probably have a long list of things you need to do to prepare for your move. And, if you’re anything like most people, you have a shortlist of things you have time to do. For example, if you don’t have enough time to finish organizing your house before moving out, you can hire a moving company to do it for you. And if you don’t have the time to repaint your home, hire a painting company to do it for you. Hiring professionals to help you with the things stressing you out can be the difference between having a great move and a terrible one.

Hire Self Storage
If you need some extra space during your transition period, consider hiring a self storage unit. This is an excellent option if you need more room to store your belongings while waiting to move into your new home but make sure you look into your options when choosing a storage unit for your needs.

Regardless of how long you need the storage space for, it’s likely that you’ll be able to find a space that is either month-to-month or even week-to-week; just make sure you read the fine print! If you’re struggling to find enough room to store your items during your move, a self-storage unit may be the perfect solution for you.

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