The Magic Box
Ok, so there’s nothing particularly magical about this moving day box, other than it can be a Godsend when moving home. Pack a small box with bare essentials and keep it with you at all times. While the removals firm might be transporting your piano, your sofas and your antique mirror, they shouldn’t have their paws on your magic box. This should contain a kettle, your favorite coffee, some champagne, some kids games, some snacks and a couple of mugs and glasses. With this packed, you can rock up to your new humble abode, crack open a bottle of fizz and give the kids something to occupy them. No rifling through shed loads of boxes needed.
If you have an abundance of stuff in your home that is coming with you to your new pad, the thought of packing it all yourself can be panic inducing. Try and locate one of the many moving companies that offer a packing service. These professionals know exactly how to pack antiques, fragile items and oddly shaped things so they don’t break or get damaged. They have the best materials and boxes and can pop by a week before you move with a team to help you pack your items. They will label up the boxes, pack your stuff room by room, and keep everything organized. This can stop you from stressing about one more thing on the run up to moving day.
It can feel a little geeky, but moving day goes so much more smoothly when you have a list. List everything that you want to do or achieve on that day. Maybe phone the solicitors first thing, keep checking bank accounts, chase up the removals, contact parents to look after the kids, eat, phone solicitors again, pack your magic box, etc. There’s a lot to do. Making a list helps you to see the progress you make over the course of the day. As you tick a job off the list, a little chunk of stress dissipates. Lists are ideal to help you remain organized and keep you from descending into a panic.
Moving home is one of the most stressful experiences we ever go through. This is why we don’t tend to do it that much. However, once you have a strategy for moving day, you can keep the stresses and worries banished forever.