How to make moving house less stressful Posted on April 1, 2021 (April 1, 2021) by Abi Bousfield-Fry In this blog we will share our top tips on how to make moving house less stressful. Ask anyone who has ever moved to a new house, and they will almost always agree that it is a challenging life event. Why is moving to a new house so stressful? Moving to a new house is a big transition in life. It is a time of change and for many people that causes stress and anxiety due to the different elements that you need to consider. These include potentially downsizing your home, packing your treasured possessions, bringing your pet to a new environment, switching your bills, and getting to know the neighbours. In this blog we share some of our top tips for bringing order to what can otherwise be an unsettling time. What can be done to make house moving less stressful? If you are thinking of buying a new apartment, cottage or house with Platinum Skies, our team of expert Home Move Managers will take care of everything for you, managing the whole end-to-end process. Dealing with agents, solicitors and all the complexities of moving home are arranged for you to make sure that you can start making yourself at home as quickly as possible. Get in touch with our Relationship Managers today to find out how we can take care of the move for you. Here are the top tips to help make your move less overwhelming. 8 ways to make moving less stressful. Declutter in advance Decluttering is the very first thing you should start doing. Once you have whittled down your possessions to what you really need, you’ll see that there is far less to organise and transport. It can be emotionally exhausting as you look through a lifetime of memories, so it can be useful to have an extra pair of hands available to help, such as a friend or relative. Read out top tips for decluttering here. Preparation is key One of the best tips for a stress-free move is to prepare well. A great place to start is to make a list of people and companies you must contact about your move. List your friends, relatives, schools, utility companies, local council, etc. Get new address cards printed or put together an email distribution list to let them know. Packing With your decluttering already done, you should find packing much easier. Start with the rooms that you use the least. The spare room or study are great starting points, then start by packing non-essential items first. As you pack your boxes, write on them what is inside them and which room they need to be taken to in your new house. Keep one box aside to pack the day before which has essential items such as a kettle, teabags and milk, a fresh set of bed sheets, hand and bath towels, toiletries, bin liners and cleaning products. Removals Whether you live in a small flat or large family home, it is always worthwhile hiring a professional removal company. A removal company will have all knowledge and equipment to move your items safely. Unpacking Unpack your essential items first in the rooms you use most, such as the kitchen and bathroom. When you move into a Platinum Skies property, our professional tradespeople can even help with tasks such as hanging pictures and mirrors, so it feels like home in no time! Ask for help Don’t put yourself through any more anguish and stress than you need to. You can reach out to your nearest and dearest or hire a professional to help you. Reach out to your Lifestyle Manager who can advise you on the nearby facilities such as the nearest place to buy the daily newspaper, how to get to your local doctor’s surgery, the best place to go for a meal, or what activities are coming up onsite to meet your neighbours. Look after yourself Do not forget to look after yourself. Ensure you are getting enough sleep, eating well, and taking breaks between the unpacking. These simple things can be overlooked but are the most important factors in staying healthy and happy in your new home. Settling in Try to get out and explore your new area. Get to know your neighbours, visit the local shops, and treat yourself to some much needed down-time after your move. Do not worry, unpacking those last few boxes can always wait! Part Exchange for an Easy Move With our part exchange scheme, you could secure the Platinum Skies home of your choice right away and move in quickly before your old property is sold, knowing that we will take care of everything. That means that there will be no delays in your move and no worries for you about finding a buyer. We will take care of the packing, removals, and unpacking. Just leave it all to us and start looking forward to enjoying your new home which allows you to stay active while having the support of the Platinum Skies community.