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6 Ways To Make Your Life Easier When Moving House


Read 6 easy to follow tips that will help you have an easier time when you move house, which can be a stressful time.

Moving house is known to be one of the most stressful events that happens in life, alongside getting married and having a baby. It is no surprise either, with the paperwork, solicitors, logistics, packing and other things that tend to happen during a house move. You may not be able to turn moving house into a blissful process, but you can have an easier life whilst you’re completing this big life event, especially with these 6 tips:

  1. Stop Being Hard On Yourself About The Fact That It Is Hard

Remember that moving house is stressful for most people so the fact you’re finding it challenging is totally normal. Don’t beat yourself up because you’re finding it hard. If you can, accept that it will be hard and vow to be as kind to yourself as possible.

  1. Delagate

Don’t take this entire process on your shoulders. Instead, delegate jobs to your partner and any willing friends and family members. You do not have to do this on your own.

  1. Don’t Be Afraid Of Pet-care/ Child-care

Don’t be afraid to use pet care and child care whenever you need it, but especially on moving week. Your kids and pets will not benefit from being there during the most stressful times so, utilising childcare and pet care services available to you will only benefit everyone.

  1. Pay Out For An Easier Time

There is nothing wrong with moving on the cheap if that is what you need to do to keep to a budget but don’t avoid paying for services just because you feel you should be doing everything yourself. If you can pay for a removals company to help you, or a cleaner to prepare your new home, or for a bigger van so you make less journeys, then do that. There is nothing wrong with paying for convenience and ease if you can.

  1. Utilise Self Storage

Cheap self storage (see is so useful when you move house. You can use it to store items when you are selling your home, to store items you want time to sell properly, to store furniture you have bought for your new house, or to store whilst you decorate your new home – the list is endless. As this research into self storage costs shows, it is an affordable additional service that could give you a lot of flexibility during this moving process.

  1. Take Some Time Out

If you know about your move well in advance you must give yourself a break from the process of preparing. It is amazing you are so on top of packing, paperwork, decorating, cleaning and everything else that needs doing, but you can burnout if you don’t take a break. An afternoon at a spa, a walk and coffee with a friend, a day out in the countryside – whatever it means for you to have a break and refresh, the better.

Remember that moving house is very hard and very stressful for a lot of people. So the easier you can be on yourself, the better. And the easier you can make life for yourself, the better, for a smoother, easier house move.


Helen Duffy

The author Helen Duffy