Tips for Planning a Less Stressful Move

Tips for Planning a Less Stressful Move

January 23, 2019 Off By Jill T Frey

Planning a move is no small task. There are so many things that need to be done well in advance of a move in addition to all the things that must be done during the move. That is why being properly prepared can go a long way in making things go smoothly. 

Cleaning Out, Donating and Selling Off Items Before a Move 

For people who own a home or have a great deal of things they are considering moving, this is the perfect time to clean out things and either donate them or sell them. All major removalist companies like Mornington Peninsula Removalists will charge a customer based on how much they are moving for a client and how far they are traveling. That is why it is best to get ahead of the process months in advance and get rid of things that are not needed. This the perfect time to throw away things that are broken and no longer usable. It is also an important time to find a new home for old things that are not needed but still have worth. 

People often accumulate things over the years that are either sentimental or things that were once useful but are no longer needed. The sentimental items can be properly packed away and marked if given the right amount of time so make sure to get plenty of boxes and start packing early. The other things that no longer have value to the owner but are still worth saving, can be given away to someone who could really appreciate it or sold to someone who is looking for it and is willing to pay for it. 

Placing advertisements of items for sale individually or having an estate sale is a great way to sell items and make a bit of money, especially older furnishings that are no longer needed. Doing this is a perfect way to offset some of the expenses of moving. Getting rid of some of the old furnishings to buy new more lovely furniture to match their new surroundings makes perfect sense. 

Precautions for Pets When Moving 

For people who own pets, remember this can be a bit of a stressful time for them. Since they don’t understand what is going on, they can tend to hide or get into things. In the week or two before the move, it is best to have them placed in a separate room when all the boxes are being moved around and there is a lot of commotion. This is especially true of moving day. Doing this will help relieve their stress and keep them safe so they are not inclined to try to run off in fear. 

Once you move into your new home, animals should be placed in a separate room for the first few weeks whenever there is a great deal of unpacking going on or doors to the outside being opened and closed. Pets are known to run off in fear until they have time to get acquainted to their new surroundings. Being in a single room for the first two weeks will help them stay calmer and less inclined to run off as they begin to acclimate to their new home.