In the last two years, I've moved 6 times. I've finally settled in somewhere I call home but during all those moves I learnt a few lessons that I wanted to pass on in the hopes of helping others to avoid the sweaty, red-faced and stressed out state that moving day can induce.
If you're about to move, have a read through the below tips and apply the ones that seem the most helpful for you.
Start sorting early
Instead of leaving things to the last minute, start organizing your things as early on as you can. If anything like a van or a car needs to be booked then make sure you do them in advance. Make yourself a check list of all the things that need to be done and work through as many of them as you can before you need to and you'll save yourself a lot of time and energy.
If you can easily afford to, hiring people to help you with the move is an investment worth making. Sort through as much of your stuff as you need to and then leave the packing to someone else whilst you take yourself out for a nice lunch!
Focus on self care
When you are moving, it's easy to get stressed out and forget to breathe. Make sure you stay as relaxed and focused as you can. In stressful times, it's more important than ever to make sure that you are taking good care of yourself in a way that is important to you. If you have a meditation or mindfulness proactive
Make sure you eat
As simple as this sounds, it can be easy to miss meals or forget to eat properly during stressful times and moving is no exception. If you are doing a lot of the moving and packing yourself, make sure you eat proper meals or at least have snacks to keep you going.
Take the pressure off
With the best planning in the world, moving can be full of little surprises and extra costs. A great way of taking the pressure off yourself is to manage your money properly and set budgets that you can stick to. If any unexpected costs do some up, then a short term loan might be a good option.
Make sure you shop around for the best loan for you as there are some great deals out there. Vivus do a half price first time loan to help when unexpected bills
Let me know how you get on or what your favourite tips are! You can Tweet me @RyanJamesLock