How to Take the Stress out of Moving House


Moving Kits from DavpackThere is an old saying that moving house is one of the most stressful life events, but does it have to be? Considering on average people move home eight times in their life, I sincerely hope not!

Before the move

Once you’ve decided to move, you need to sell your existing home and buy a new one.  This is probably the most stressful aspect of moving as there are too many unknowns. How long will it take to sell? Will we get the price we want? Will the survey on our house be as we need?

On a positive note

Once you’ve sold your house and completed the purchase of your new property you’ll soon be moving. The best advice I can give is to make a list of everything that needs doing and to make a plan! Plan your tasks in bite sized chunks so they’re easily achievable and you’re not jumping from one to another. Then, delegate these tasks to those best suited or skilled to do them, such as finding someone strong to assist in moving heavy pieces of furniture! Also ensure you prepare a survival kit for the day itself, with everything you’ll need on the day of the move.

The list, plan, delegation and survival kit to take away the stress

  • The list: It will probably seem like everything needs doing and that you’re bound to have forgotten something, somewhere. Don’t worry, keep it to hand and add to it at any time. Consider everything from emptying wardrobes and packing your belongings ready to move, taking meter readings, DIY jobs, informing utility companies, getting post re-directed… and the list goes on!
  • The plan: When do all of these tasks need to be done? Try to prepare a rough timeline to make these tasks more achievable, but be flexible in case things change or something doesn’t go to plan.
  • Delegate tasks to the best suited people. Who’s good at the administrative tasks, who’s good at DIY and who’s good at deciding what really does need keeping?
  • Make up a moving day survival kit. This should contain everything from tea and coffee, to toiletries, phone chargers and important phone numbers for the day itself.

Experience shows that the most time consuming part of this is actually packing everything up, so this is probably going to test you the most!

Think about how many boxes you need, what kind of protective packaging materials, and what packing tape should you get for sealing the boxes? This it is a great excuse to de-clutter your belongings! Why move something to a new home which you haven’t used in years? Help is just a click away to give you an idea as to how many boxes you will need.  Davpack offer a wide range of items perfectly suited to moving, including moving kits for different sized properties and offices. Carefully thought through, these kits will help to take some of your stress away by giving you everything you’ll need to package up your house in one easy kit!

And finally, the best part

You’ve now moved in to your new home and love every bit of it. The whole moving bit was a breeze because you planned it well, and you are now leisurely writing out ‘We’ve Moved’ cards to your nearest and dearest with your new address.

As you’re sat there writing, you can think to yourself, ‘is moving house really one of life’s most stressful events?’ Not with a plan it isn’t!

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Sarah Hickson

With more than seven years experience as a member of the Davpack sales team, there are few who know more about the range of packaging materials we sell than Sarah. She recently left the company to become a full-time mother, but still maintains regular contact with her former colleagues. As well as sharing her own accumulated wisdom and experience on the blog, Sarah is looking forward to passing on stories from the front line of packaging sales. Davpack

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