Moving into a new Home
Moving should be an exciting and joyous event, a time for new beginnings, not a negative or unpleasant experience that leaves you drained and regretful.
How can you make moving a little less stressful and more enjoyable? Believe it or not, there are things you can do to make this transition a positive experience. Here are some tips for making the best of moving to a new place:
Plan, Plan, Plan
Create a list of everything that needs to be organised and done. If you’re a procrastinator, this tip is especially for you. Doing things at the last minute is always stressful, so start planning as far ahead as you can and give yourself plenty of time to organise a schedule and ensure you designate sufficient time to each item on your task list.
There are many outgoings to consider when moving house and to reduce the stress during this time it is important to budget you expenditure to ensure you can cover all the important costs.
Pack a moving day survival kit
Before your moving day make sure you have packed a moving day survival kit of essentials. This should contain necessary items that will get you through the day unscathed, such as toiletries, phone chargers, bottles of water, snacks and provisions for hot drinks. It is important to have easy access to the supplies that will keep you well-fed and hydrated on this busy day, and that you have everything readily available so you can fall straight into bed at the end of it.
Arrange Professional Cleaning
Have a professional cleaning team take care of all your cleaning needs and move in with the peace of mind you deserve, knowing that your home is safe and healthy for you loved ones. We receive countless phone calls from distressed clients who arrive lock, stock and barrel at their new front door and find such a dirty home that they can't move their furniture in.
Every month during peak moving times, we estimate that our teams clean 6-10 of these homes per day, which is very disturbing and stressful to the person moving in.
Sometimes cleaning was overlooked and sometimes, whomever was involved in the move / sale, promised a spotless home and for any number of reasons, was either let down by a supplier, or simply failed to deliver.
Even a carpet that looks clean can harbor dangerous bacteria and fungi such as athlete's foot. Not everyone cleans to the exact same standards.
For your own peace of mind, insist on
a deep clean and antibacterial spray or treatment throughout the entire house, including all bathrooms, showers and carpets.
Read more about our full house cleaning service and book a site manager to inspect your new home for a full quotation, free of charge.
Clean up the lawn and landscaping
Many insects prefer to make their outdoor homes under the protection of debris. Overgrown gardens and woodpiles are two of the biggest hotbeds for insect activity.
To prevent them from eventually finding their way indoors, give the lawn and landscaping lots of attention before you move.
Hire Professional Pest Control
Even if you had a termite inspection or bought a newly constructed home, that doesn’t put you in the clear. Insects are highly mobile creatures that can move into a home within just a day or two. And if they travel in swarms it doesn’t take long for a full infestation to occur!
When the home is vacant, the pest control technician is completely unencumbered. They can easily identify potential problem areas to look out for and treat any problems they might find. The technician can also provide tips for preventing infestations right from the day you move in based on what they find.
Hire Professional movers
No one really likes packing and lugging around furniture. So if your budget allows for it, hire a dependable moving company. Having movers do all the work takes away so much of the stress, it is definitely worth it.
Research the new area
If you're moving a significant distance away, then you will need to do your research. People are always the most comfortable when they feel prepared, so do your research. For example, find the schools, the malls, the restaurants. See what events regularly happen in the area. Get a feel for where you will be setting your roots down.
Rely on your support system for help
You might feel overwhelmed with things that need to be done before, during, and after the move. So don’t be afraid to ask for help! That’s what friends and family are for. Yes, they are there for you in the good times, but they are also there for you during times of life transitions. So don’t feel like you have to go it alone.
Introduce yourself to your new neighbors
Even if this is out of your comfort zone, it is always helpful to know your neighbors. Whether you need to borrow a cup of sugar, have someone keep an eye on the house when you’re traveling, or simply to make new friends, it is definitely worth it to go out of your way to get to know the people who live near you.
Establish new routines
Let’s face it — everything has probably changed for you. And that includes your routines. Maybe your route to work is a lot longer, so now you can’t get up early to do your morning workout. Try to figure out ways that you can still do the things you love, but with different routines.