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It’s fair to say that moving house isn’t quite as glamorous as it seems in films. It can be a lot to take in, from packing boxes and maneuvering furniture to lifting heavy items and getting on with a new chapter of your life. But the good news? A fresh start can be just the motivation you need to make it through the process, especially if your old house had issues or dangers that you want to leave behind. And once you’re over the initial shock of leaving the comforts of your old home, moving house can be a surprisingly enjoyable experience. Here are seven tips to make moving house easier.

Plan your move

The first step to moving house is planning your move. You need to know how many items you have, where you want them to go, and how much space you will have in your new home. The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to get everything done and make the transition seamless.  It might be a good idea to find a moving house checklist that you can tick off as you go.

When planning your move, don’t forget to consider the weight of all your items. You should take note of heavy furniture or fragile objects that need special care so there are no surprises when it comes time for transportation. You should also map out where each item needs to go; this will help you better use your space once you arrive at your new place and avoid having any items left over that don’t have a place yet.

Get help from friends and professionals

1) Get help from friends and family: Moving house is a huge undertaking, so don’t go at it alone. Instead, invite your family members to come over for a few days to get things done, or just ask your closest friends in the area if they can spare the odd hour. This way, you don’t have to spend hours on end packing boxes on your own.

2) Book a removal service: If you don’t have any friends or family nearby, hiring a professional moving company might be worth it. These services will pack up your items, transport them to your new home, unpack them, and put everything where you want it afterward. If moving house is going to be too much work for you, then this is certainly one option that could make things easier on you in the long run.

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Pack efficiently

Packing is one of the most time-consuming parts of moving house. It can take weeks to complete and be mentally exhausting. So, it’s important to pack efficiently. Don’t pack your china and other fragile items until the last minute if you want to save time. Instead, pack what you need for everyday life first, then move on to these items over a more extended period. This way, you can use these items in your new home while packing and unpacking at the same time!

Declutter before you move

As much as you might want to, don’t wait until the last minute to declutter your home. It will be an impossible task once you start to pack up your belongings and move them out of the house. If you need motivation, think about how much more time it will take to pack up everything if you didn’t declutter first!

Choose your furniture wisely

You’ll be spending a lot of time in your new home, so it’s essential to make sure you like the furniture. Before buying anything for your new home, walk around the house and think about what you’d like to see there.

Don’t forget about the little things

Packing up your belongings can seem like a never-ending task, but don’t forget about the little things. Cutlery, light bulbs, toiletries, and toiletries are some examples of necessities that make life easier. Also, if you’re renting your old house out, you should consider leaving some furniture for the renters. They will feel more at home when they move in if there is already furniture.

By Erica Buteau

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