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Stressful Situations to Avoid on Moving Day

Moving house is a stressful process for the whole family. With so much to do – and often so little time to do it in – there’s a reason why most people hate moving house! Luckily there are many ways in which you can prepare for the stress of moving day. If you’re concerned about your big day then have a look at this list of top situations to avoid and how to do so. 1)    Losing essential items.When it comes to moving house there are a lot of items you’re going to need for the first night in your new home. Make a list of all the things you and your family might require. Think about bedding, hygiene, medication and food. If you’re moving with young children this is especially important! Once you have a list you can start packing these essentials in clearly labelled boxes. Keep these separate from the rest of your belongings so you can keep track of where they are. This will help to cut-down on the stress of not being able to find what you need exactly when you need it! 2)    Damages.Although you’ve probably done your best to ensure all your belongings are in the safest hands, accidents do happen. If you happen to break, chip, tarnish or damage any of your items while moving house then try not to stress out. If you’ve opted for a removal company and you believe the damage is their fault then try to find out what their insurance policy is. Remember to pack fragile items suitably – label them as such and don’t scrimp on packing materials. This will help to keep your belongings safe. 3)    Paperwork.When you move house it’s likely you’re going to need some documentation. If you’re moving to a rented property then you might even need to provide cash or references. Similarly, your old landlord could request documentation, perhaps proof of your new address or proof of council tax payments. Speak to both parties in advance to find out if you’re going to need to be carrying any documents when it comes to moving day. 4)    Hunger.Moving house involves a lot of heavy-lifting, a lot of travelling and a lot of stress. Cut-down on the pressures for you and your family by having a lunch bag prepared. Keep a few sandwiches and drinks to hand so you can take a break whenever you feel stressed or tense. 5)    Unpacking.Unpacking your new home may seem like the easiest part of the moving process, but you might find yourself facing unpredicted stresses. Before the big day you should make a list of which rooms you’re planning to unpack first. You might find it useful to number your boxes so you have an idea of which boxes hold items you’re going to want almost immediately, for example, boxes labelled with a 1 are going to take precedent over a 7 or a 9. Try to assign a room to each member of your family so everyone knows what they’re doing and you’re not losing any time. Children can be in charge of unpacking their own rooms and the bathroom and kitchen take priority over the living room. Having a plan when it comes to unpacking will make the process run a lot more smoothly for everyone, so it’s worth taking the time to devise one!