Moving can be one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. It’s overwhelming to pick up all your possessions and relocate your current life to a completely new environment, and this is forgetting the process of actually selling your home. Tim Manning, property developer describes this process as incredibly difficult and not for the faint-hearted. However, next to nobody is fortunate enough to never have to experience this situation. And well it may seem daunting, there are some ways you can minimise the stress.
With good preparation and a thorough purge of unnecessary possessions you can save yourself time and money during moving. The less items you have, the less time it will take to go through them and the cheaper it will be to move them.
It’s important to be hard, to not hoard and to get rid of things that you no longer use and cannot see a use for. Trashing, giving to charity and having a garage sale can be really effective ways of reducing the amount of belongings you have. It’s really important during this process to ask yourself the important questions. Will you ever really need this?
First off, it’s important to take simple steps and tackle one section at a time. Don’t try to organise the entire home in one go. It will discourage you and you’ll become unmotivated in your search for organisation!
Don’t overlook your garden when you start this process. Gardens are one of the most important features of a home and a well kept outdoors can add a huge amount of value. Pruning, weeding and mowing your lawns can really improve the overall appearance of your home.
Get organised with your paperwork and other documents. While a lot of these items are important, you might find yourself hoarding a huge amount of paper that is incredibly unnecessary or redundant. Go through your files and decide what you really need to keep and what you don’t. Dispose of the things you don’t need and show no mercy. Don’t bring your extra baggage with you to your new home.
If you follow some simple steps towards organisation you can really reduce the pain that moving can cause. Everything is easier with less things and you really don’t want to bring unnecessary junk into your fresh, new environment,. Take this opportunity to clean and organise your life effectively.