Believe it or not, research has shown that moving home can actually be more stressful than getting divorced. But it doesn’t always have to be this way. There are many ways you can reduce the stress of moving day that can result in you can actually enjoy the experience. When done right, you can actually look forward to the new start and see it as a positive change and a chance to start over. As long-time removalists, Hobbs Movers Milton Keynes can offer a few tips.

Firstly, give yourself time. Time is not something we don’t always have control over and unless something are planned properly then they can sneak up on us before we know it and we end up doing everything at the last minute. This can mean things can get forgotten or even result in damages to your personal items. If you start planning your relocation at least eight weeks in advance then this will give you enough time to plan everything in good time. Write down all the tasks that you need to do, such as: find a reputable moving company, get all the packing materials that you need, etc. And allow yourself enough time to complete each one during the eight weeks.

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One of the first things on your list should be getting rid of everything that you don’t really need. De-cluttering is highly recommended before moves. See it as a chance to clear out and become more minimalist. This way when you get around to packing your items for the move you’ll only be packing the thing that you need to pack. Charity shops are everywhere these days and would be more than happy to take your unwanted items.

Try to organise your packing in the best possible way. Find out what packing materials you will be needing and order them in advance. Pack the boxes right. Heavy things in small boxes and lighter things in large boxes. When mixing items in boxes then heavier things go in the bottom and lighter things on top. Don’t overfill your boxes. Use wrapping paper, bubble wrap, and polystyrene chips to protect your fragile items. Label each box with contents, room they belong in and the word ‘fragile’ if needed. The alternative to making your relocation even more stress-free is to let a professional removals company like Hobbs Removals and Storage to help out. We can deliver all the packing supplies that you require right to your door, saving you the hassle of shopping for them. Secondly, we can even do the entire packing of your items for you. What could be easier? Find out more about our packing services here.

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Give yourself time to say goodbye. Invite your neighbours, friends, family, anyone who you may not be seeing as much of after your move. Have a party or barbecue. This will help with the transition of moving to a new area.

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Finally, remember to just go with the flow on moving day. It doesn’t matter if you are the most organised person in the world things can and will go wrong. Unforeseen events will always come up, so just keep calm and allow yourself to be flexible so you can deal with any problems that arise.