When it comes to moving house, things can get a little stressful. With so many things to do, it’s easy to forget things. Luckily, there are plenty of advice books and articles for things to do before you move, but what about once you have moved?
While most people presume that packing up all your belongings and moving to a new place is the most stressful part of moving. For many of us, what to do once we have moved in is more stressful.
You see, with so many things to unpack, sort out and organize, it’s incredibly easy to get overwhelmed. For many of us, getting on top of everything after moving house can be difficult and can lead to lots of stress.
To help you make the aftermath of moving house easier, here are some tips that you should find useful:
Don’t do everything at once
One mistake many people make when moving house is trying to get everything unpacked and sorted out all at once. Instead, take your time and tackle the unpacking and organizing slowly – you will find it much less stressful doing it that way.
If you can, set aside a few days, to concentrate on the unpacking, and go through each box slowly. It’s better to take your time so that everything is unpacked carefully and put into the perfect places.
Clean as you go
When you move into a new house, it can be easy to let it get into a mess. With boxes everywhere and nothing in the right places, it’s far too easy for your new house to get messy.
To avoid your new home getting into a big mess, take the time to clean as you go. When you unpack a box, fold the box down and place it in your recycling bin. After each day of unpacking, vacuum, wipe down the surfaces and do a general tidy up, this will ensure that your new home stays tidy.
Get your services sorted out
Before you moved house, you probably took the time to have your mail redirected and your services cancelled. Now that you have officially moved in, it’s crucial that you get your services at your new property up and running.
The first thing you need to do is find out what companies provide the services that you need – phone, internet and cable TV. While you can stick with the company that provided your services at your previous property, it’s a good idea to shop around. Have a look at cost-effective cable TV, high-speed Internet and digital phone bundles in your local area. Do your research, shop around and opt for the best deal.
Leave the decorating until later
Don’t make the mistake of trying to decorate before you have unpacked, wait a few weeks until the house is sorted, and then decorate.
You might think that this is counter-productive as it will mean moving your furniture around for a second time. However, it’s a much better option, in terms of stress. There is no point making things more stressful for yourself, so it’s best to leave the decorating until later.
Getting your new home organized after moving house can be stressful, but you can make it easier for yourself, by following these tips.