Moving is a very stressful time (right up there with divorce and death), but there are some ways you can make the process go a little more smoothly. But it doesn’t have to be. There are some things you can do to make the process run smoothly, including being a little bit organised. Today we wanted to share a few of our top tips around moving house, using storage and tackling the mountain of unpacking – all to make sure your move goes smoothly.
Moving house is the perfect excuse to have a good sort out and declutter. That way you don’t have to pack and move as much stuff, and your new home will be more organised for it! So rather than packing all of your stuff blindly and carting it with you to your new home, you can cut out the work by only packing the things you actually need. A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used it for a year, the chances are you don’t need to keep it!
Organising a whole home’s worth of belongings can seem like an impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve actually put together some tips of how to declutter and pack your house up effectively, which you can read in our blog here.
Moving your house is a long, complicated process, and sometimes you want to do it in stages rather than all in one go. And sometimes when you start packing, you realise that maybe you don’t want to bring certain items to your home right away. Either way, you may have packed things into boxes and need to keep them in storage for a little while as you get everything straight. This is a good strategy, but you need to plan for it. Specifically, you need to make sure you’ve kept any essentials out of storage, or at least in a place that you can access them easily if you need to use them regularly. If your storage unit can offer 24-hour access, then all you need to do is make sure it’s within easy reach.
Packing is a time-consuming thing, but unpacking? That’s worse to a lot of people. There is nothing worse than having thrown everything into boxes willy-nilly, only to not be able to find anything when you’re trying to unpack. Going through every single box to try and find one thing is exhausting, but you don’t have to do it! If you’ve put a little more time into packing boxes and labelling them properly with the room they will go in, unpacking will go much more smoothly!
Of course, sometimes you don’t want to get rid of things, but you don’t really have space for them in your new house either. When that happens, we’re here to help. We provide a range of self-storage solutions perfect for any house move. Whether you just need space for a few boxes of keepsakes or a full sofa suite that just won’t fit in your new living room but you can’t bear to part with. With centres across the country, we help you keep your home clear of clutter, without having to throw things away. To find out more, just get in touch with one of our centres today.