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Home removals can be a highly stressful experience. Ask pretty much anyone who’s ever been through a removal that isn’t a professional and they’ll tell you the same thing. There’s so much hard work, there’s all the packing, and heavy lifting, and the long drive is just exhausting. And so on, and so forth. But here’s the deal, moving home doesn’t have to be so stressful, and here’s why;

Sure, a move is a lot of hard work and involves a lot of thinking and manual labour. Things like this don’t happen by magic. But what you can do is plan everything out. By planning everything in advance you’re more prepared for the move ahead. Which means that very little will take you by surprise, and as a result there will be less things that can stress you out. So, with that in mind, here are the more important things you’ll have to take care of when going through a removal. As long as you’re ready for these, you’ll be ready for anything.

Step 1: Figuring out what to take, what to sell, and what to throw out.

The first step in the actual removal process is the big clear out. You will need to figure out what you will be leaving behind and what you’ll be taking. With a house full of possessions you might have a trouble parting with a lot of it. Here are some suggestions;

• Clothes that are too small are worth getting rid of.

• If you’re not planning on expanding your family any further any old children’s toys aren’t worth taking.

• You might want to leave your furniture behind and get some fresh seating when you arrive. Same deal with the white goods (fridges, washing machines, etc)

Possessions that you’re not planning to bring are either worth throwing out, or selling for a little extra cash. The things that are in good condition are definitely worth selling, and any trash should be recycled or taken to the tip. Selling your more valuable items is a very good idea, because it allows you have a little more pocket money when actually budgeting for the move. The more pocket money you have, the less you’ll have to worry about overspending. It’s very simple.

Step 2: Packing everything up

The ultimate way to save stress on this part of the move is to hire a packing company. They’ll wrap everything up safe and secure, using the best materials they have. Packing companies are quite costly though, so you might have to do it yourself. If you feel up to it, and don’t want to hire the pros, here are some quick packing tips;

• Everything that can possibly break will require bubble wrap, the more breakable something is, the more wrap you should use.

• Spend a little extra and get some quality packing materials. Proper boxes and packing tape will save you stresses later on.

• Label every box properly so you know where everything goes. The best way to do this is by room, but organising by item category works too.

Step 3 – Hiring a removal company

And the ultimate stress free moving tool? The removal company. If you want a nice laid back moving experience I would heartily recommend hiring one. They’ll take care of the most labourous part of the move, which is the actual moving. They’ll load up everything that needs to be moved and drive it to your new home without any fuss. All you have to do is hire one, and as always, here are a few quick things to keep in mind;

• Make sure to do your research before hiring. There are lots of different companies that offer moving services, but some are more worthwhile than others.

• Professional movers are more expensive than man and van services, but in exchange offer a wider variety of services. Look at your moving requirements to judge which one’s for you.

• Hire a mover that’s good value, but don’t sacrifice quality. A bad mover is worse than no mover at all.

So, there you have it. Just follow the advice given here, and your moving experience will be far less stressful than it needs to be. Everything is less stressful when you plan ahead, and moving is no exception.