Hassle-Free Moving Hacks For Busy Parents

Moving house can be stressful and time-consuming enough without throwing kids into the mix. If you’re a busy parent, the thought of packing up your home, transporting all your worldly goods to a new house and unpacking endless boxes may be daunting. The good news is that there are ways to reduce stress and make the process simpler and quicker. In this guide, we’ll share some hassle-free moving hacks to make relocating a breeze.

Get help

The golden rule when moving house is to get help. When it comes to actually moving your possessions from A to B, there are various options. You could ask friends and family members to pitch in and fill cars and vans, or you could research local moving companies. Doing it yourself will save you money, but it will take longer and it might be a lot less seamless. There may also be a higher risk of damaging items in transit. If you opt to hire a professional company like JS Removals, you don’t have to worry about loading items onto trucks and unloading at the other end and you should find that the process is much slicker and faster. Get quotes, ask people you know for recommendations and weigh up the pros and cons. If you’re short on time, you may also want to look for firms that offer packing and unpacking services. 

As well as asking for help with moving your belongings, it’s also beneficial to call in favours from friends or relatives. It can be tricky to pack boxes and clean the house with children or pets in tow, for example. Ask your family members and friends to help out with babysitting and pet-sitting to give you time to get jobs done. You could also enlist the services of loved ones to help you pack. Many hands make light work. 

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Plan ahead

Planning is key when moving house. Try to give yourself as much time as possible to get your old house sorted and your new home ready. Start packing as soon as you can, book a removal company once you have a date and write a list of tasks to complete before you leave. Examples include changing your address with your bank, mortgage provider, doctor and dentist, contacting the council and getting in touch with utility companies to settle any final bills. Set up your TV and broadband package for the new property. Give yourself time to clean both homes or consider paying for a professional cleaning service to save time. Create a packing schedule. Start with the rooms you don’t use often and items you won’t need before you move. If it’s summer, for example, pack winter coats and shoes away. 

Moving house can be stressful, especially if you have children and you’re trying to juggle looking after them with packing boxes and ticking jobs off your to-do list. If you’re preparing to relocate, use these helpful hacks to save time, energy and effort. Ask for help with packing and looking after the kids, consider booking a removal company and compare quotes. Write a list of jobs to do before you move, give yourself as much time as possible to get sorted and plan ahead.

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