When it is time to move house and more specifically time to move state or city it is time to sit down and start planning because it is going to be a time of stress. Studies have shown that death and divorce are the only two major life events that can compare with the stress of relocating house. And relocating to another city altogether is a whole lot more stressful than moving from one side of a suburb to another. There are so many things to consider and so many things that can go wrong that without a proper project plan you will be sunk. We took the time to compile a list of crucial things to remember to minimize the stress and disruption of the big move.
Look after yourself
The move is going to be a stress so you need to look after yourself. If you are moving city it is okay to fly and let your good follow you via pantechnicon and do an internet search for something like car transport Brisbane to Sydney to find an outfit who will get your car to its new home. You don’t have to do the drive yourself, it just adds stress and pain to the process. If you are lucky enough to own two cars you can send one ahead to have it ready and waiting when you arrive and the other can follow once you have flown.
You cannot do it all
Don’t try and do everything or it will take forever. It is definitely important to know what is going where so that you can unpack accordingly on the other side, but it is important to recognize that there are lots of specialists who pack up homes and help people move as part of their job. They are experts at it and you should get them in to help. We are talking people like project managers and removal experts. Get the right help and it will be a whole lot more stress free than if you try to do it all yourself. Importantly though, meet the people you are going to work with in advance of the big day, because you need to trust them and like them. If you are meting them for the first time on the day of the move and it doesn’t feel right, then your stress levels will go through the roof.
Leave the rubbish
Moving home is a great time to de-clutter and get rid of the rubbish and the excess that you don’t need. If you have possessions that you haven’t used for months or years, then recognize that you probably won’t use them much more frequently just because you have moved house. Rather leave them behind or hold a garage sale prior to departure to liberate some funds. But don’t take goods that are surplus to requirement with you, it is a waste of space and time and energy. Moving house is an opportunity to start afresh, so don’t drag yourself back with the unneeded clutter of your old life.