Top 3 Tips for a Stress-free Move
Moving house has long been known as a very stressful and draining time for households both big and small. There are many ways to reduce the anxiety that moving can bring with it – from drawing up lists of everything that needs to be done and when, to hiring a professional removalist to take care of everything so that you need only show up on the day to enjoy your new home. Whatever your preference, there are ways to make both of these processes easier on everyone involved.
It’s often hard to know where to start when beginning your research to coordinate all aspects of your move; lucky Wridgways have listed some handy tips below to assist you from the beginning to the very end of the moving process:
- Begin the search for your new home early – Once you’ve decided whether you want to buy or rent your new home, it’s time to start searching! Websites such as Realestate.com.au are great for finding out what is available at any given time. This process can be extremely long and repetitive, so it’s a great idea to have a pre-saved document containing everything that you’re looking for in your new home. Uploading this list to Dropbox or Googledocs will ensure that all your content is in one place and accessible at any time.
- Make a list of all aspects of your move – This may seem tedious and extremely specific but if there was ever a time for it, it’s when you’re moving house. Become a “list” person temporarily, you’ll be glad you did when all is said and done. From organising the packing and moving of your household items to the transportation of your pets, documenting all required tasks will ensure that you won’t be blindsided by any forgotten “to-do’s” at any stage of your move. Making use of an app such as Wunderlist can make the whole moving process a lot easier once everything you need to do is written down and in your hand whenever you need it – ticking the tasks off as you go is extremely satisfying! If you’re moving with Wridgways, we will provide you with your own personal moving checklist, outlining tasks to be completed well ahead of moving day. We will ensure you have everything covered.
- Finding the perfect pieces for your home – One of the most difficult aspects of moving into a new home – to keep the old or get something new? Finding yourself stuck with a half-empty house after a furniture cull isn’t all that uncommon. Stumbling upon the perfect furniture or artwork for your home is often the hardest part – you can’t find the exact one that you’re after, so you give up on your dream piece and get something else. Apps such as Houzz or Autodesk Homestyler allow you to browse through their extensive catalogues to find the piece of furniture or artwork that you’re looking for, and tell you where you can get them. You’ll never have to settle again!