Moving house is always a stressful experience, and never more than if you’re moving in London. Whether you’ve moving into the capital, out of it, or simply moving from one house to another within the city, the fast space and high prices of the city add an additional layer of stress that make the whole process more difficult.
The are a few key steps you can take to lower this stress, and it’s important to do so. Putting in some extra time planning and preparing is an investment that repays itself over and over when the time comes to actually move house, and it’ll save you worry, arguments and lost sleep as moving day approaches.
One of the most important things you can do to lower stress on moving day is transfer bulky furniture and low priority items into storage. This gives you less to move on the day itself: you only actually need to pack and unpack the essentials to get up and running in your new home, and the rest of your possessions you can bring in when you have the luxury of time.
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Getting professional movers in can feel like something you can skip to save money. Certainly, if you’re renting a single room in a shared house, you might be able to move single handed, or with the help of a willing friend with a car.
If your move is of any greater scale, it’s worth getting the professionals. Helpful friends are an asset but the chances of having enough of them free on the day you need to move (which may only be confirmed at short notice) are not enough for you to rely on.
Getting professionals in means saving time, as they have experience packing a van quickly and efficiently, and safety, as they are less likely to drop and break your precious possessions. And if they do…this doesn’t risk a years long friendship. You have a professional relationship with movers and they will insurance in place to replace any breakages.
The most important thing you can do is start planning as soon as you begin to think about moving house. Investing in a wall planner means you can assign tasks to everyone involved in the move publicly, and split your work load more fairly – the best way to avoid stress.
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