Moving house. Exciting, stressful, emotional, and scary – yes! – but it also signifies the start of a new adventure. There are many ways to move home, the path you chose could determine the experience you have. We sent out our HoneyTree undercover spy to discover how the savvy house movers move home.
Donate your unwanted items
When preparing for moving house there is usually a cathartic clearing out of clutter. Often because you can’t bear the thought of packing and unpacking it all!
So what do you do with these now unwanted items? pick a charity that means something to you to and donate your ‘moving clutter’. Alternatively there are many community groups, such as Freecycle, where people will come and collect for free.
Pamper your pooch
No one wants to put a beloved pet through the stress of moving house and your home being packed up. With the added danger of doors and gates being left open, make sure they are somewhere safe and secure.
“Last time I moved I noticed how stressful it was for my dog, the change of environment and also the stress of being in a kennel”. This time I decided to do something different and give my pooch a pamper. This was completely the best decision as she arrived at my new home, relaxed and more inquisitive rather than confused. I’ve told all my friends to do the same.”
Hire the professionals
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were people that could pack your possessions with care and organisational efficiency? That your old and new houses were cleaned top to bottom before you even left or got there.
Your items were unpacked in your new house, placed in the right room, put away AND all the cardboard removed?
That your electronics were set up and ready to go on the day you arrived?
Well, this is no longer a dream.
Moving companies have changed and now offer amazing personalised services to make your home move the most luxurious experience ever.
And don’t think this is just for the rich and famous . According to the moving companies we spoke to the bespoke offering is becoming one of the fastest growing areas of their business.
The relaxed DIY move
Sometimes our budget determines that we have to move in a more do-it-yourself way, but don’t think that you have to miss out on some luxuries. The key is to be organised. Pack each room at a time and clearly label your boxes with the room and whether it is urgent.
Pack yourself a ‘sanctuary’ box containing a few of the ‘close at hand,’ essentials such as phone charger, emergency chocolate ration, screw driver, scissors and a cork screw!
One serial DIY mover told us “We prefer to do the move ourselves, we have more control should things get delayed and flexibility to the speed and time of the move. It is hard work but when you have finished unpacking the last box there is a great satisfaction. And what’s more; the money we save we can spend on some gorgeous luxury pieces for our new home.”
Why not use a “Personalised Packing Label” to indicate the different rooms.
The perfect end
Let’s be honest, no-one wants to cook on their first night in their new home. So make sure you have researched your new local restaurant takeaways before you move. Grab a few menus and place in your sanctuary box.
Look for a local restaurant who would be willing to do a take away for you. Your first night should be filled with candles, your favourite glass of bubbly and a delicious meal to de-stress from the days events.
Spread the news with a moving house card
Maybe it’s our need to hold onto something that is genuine and thoughtful, but no savvy house mover would move home without sending a change of address card. It’s one of the delightful moments of realisation that the property you worked for and successfully acquired is now your home
Next time you move, remember the savvy house movers way to move home and discover a less stressful experience.