How you can minimise stress when moving house
There are a lot of costs involved with moving house, and using removals companies is something that a lot of people will do as a default - but it can be easy to underestimate how much money you can save by hiring and driving the van yourself. You won’t have to pay for labour for a start, and our fantastic deals on Luton box vans will give you the right van for the job, at the best price.
It also means that you can stay largely in control of your own timescale, which can take a heck of a lot of stress out of the job of moving house (which can be stress-inducing enough as it is!) So, if you’re looking to keep your stress levels to a minimum while moving house, here at Intack Self Drive we’ve put together a quick guide on a few of the things you can do to keep your stress levels at a minimum.
Plan and organise in advance
The key to a successful move is planning and organisation. Start by creating a moving checklist that includes all the tasks you need to complete before, during, and after the move. This should include tasks like notifying utility companies of your move, packing your belongings, and completing any cleaning jobs that you might get pulled up on by your landlord if you’re moving out of a rented accommodation.
By breaking down the moving process into smaller tasks, you can stay on top of everything and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Try to give yourself plenty of time to complete each task, and we bet you’ll feel less stressed!
Declutter before packing
Before you start packing, take the time to declutter your belongings. This will not only reduce the amount of stuff you need to pack, but it can also help you feel more organised and in control of the move. Go through each room in your home and sort items into categories: keep, donate, sell, or throw away. What’s more, it’s also handy to pack items by room - for example, you can pack all your kitchens items into boxes labelled “kitchen” as this will make things a little easier for you when it comes to unloading. Getting rid of items you no longer need or want can help you feel more prepared for the move. Plus, it can also make the packing process a lot more manageable.
Pack a moving essentials kit
Moving day can be chaotic, so it's worth packing a separate box or bag with all the essentials you'll need for the first day in your new home. This could include toiletries, a change of clothes, important documents, phone chargers, snacks and so on. Having these items to hand can help you feel more comfortable and settled in your new home, even if everything else is still in boxes.
Remember, moving is a big change, and it's okay to feel overwhelmed or stressed at times! By planning ahead and staying organised, you can minimise the amount of stress that comes with the process, and ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible. What’s more, if you’re looking for the perfect moving van at a great price, you’re in exactly the right place.
Here at Intack Self Drive, we’ve been providing our customers with easy and reliable van hire, car hire and minibus hire for more than 30 years. All of our rental vehicles come with the option to rent through daily hire, or our outstanding Flexi hire service, so wherever your intended destination, and whatever the task, we’ll have a vehicle that suits your requirements. Ready to get started? You can browse the best hire deals right here on our site, or give us a call on 01254 57811!