If you’re planning to move house, congratulations! Moving is a big decision, and whether you need a bigger house, a smaller house, or just want a change of neighbourhood or a new city, you’re sure to have plenty of exciting experiences in your new home.
Here are some tips for moving house:
Ditch the Junk
Everyone has junk, but often we find ourselves holding on to certain things because of the memories associated with them, or because we feel we should, even though they’re no longer useful for our day-to-day lives.
Your kids have probably grown out of a lot of clothes, but it’s fine to choose one or two outfits from when they were super small and pack them away to save. The rest of these clothes can be sold or donated, since there’s no point taking them to the new house. Your kids have also probably grown out of a lot of their toys, and it’s a good idea to get rid of these when the kids aren’t around or they can suddenly discover that a toy they haven’t touched for three years is their favourite thing.
If you have a lot of things that you’re hoping to get rid of, a garage sale or listing items online can bring in some cash- particularly if these items are in good condition.
You’ll want to begin going through this stuff at least a few weeks before you need to begin packing, so you can make a plan and still have time to pack.
If you know you’re not the type to be constantly organised make a huge list with everything you need to do and stick it on the fridge. Walking past it constantly will remind you that you need to do at least one thing on the list every few days. Set reminders on your phone for things you absolutely must do, and delegate tasks to your family so you don’t feel like you’re the one who has to do everything.
You’ll also need to organise a moving company to get all of your things from your old house and into your new house. is an excellent option, and delivery companies are rated and will compete for your job- meaning you can read reviews and ensure you’re getting the best possible price.
It may feel stressful, but keep in mind that people move house all the time. While you can’t control all of the little things that will happen, you can control how you react to these things- meaning controlling your thoughts and your mind will ensure that you stay relaxed.
Consider using a meditation app like Calm or Headspace, which can teach you about mindfulness and allow you to relax in just a few moments each day. This could also be a good time to take up yoga, as the deep breathing and relaxing poses will keep you centred. Above all, remember that soon you’ll be enjoying your new home.