Moving into your new Mimosa home can be an exciting prospect, but the physical process of moving can also bring on a great deal of stress. With all the planning and logistics that go into preparing for a move, there are some simple yet effective tips you should follow to reduce stress and enable a smooth transition.
Consider Boarding Pets
If you have pets, understand that moving can be even more stressful for them than it is on you. In many cases, taking your pet to a boarding facility is the best decision you can make to relieve their stress and keep them out of the way as the moving truck is being loaded up.
Hire a Professional
One of the most stress-inducing decisions you can make when it comes to your move is choosing to handle it yourself instead of hiring a professional. Don’t skimp on the help; having a moving team load, transport, and unload all your items will save you a great deal of time, hassle, and stress on the big day. Yes, it may cost a bit more, but you’ll likely find that the added cost is more than worth it.
Take Out Some Cash
If you’re hiring movers, don’t forget to find out what types of payment they accept ahead of time. Some may only accept cash, and the last thing you want is to end up having to make an emergency trip to the bank to take cash out of your account. Even if your movers take cheque or credit card, consider having some cash-on-hand to tip them if they do an outstanding job. Cash is also handy if you need to buy everyone lunch or simply for emergency purchases.
Pack an Essentials Bag
While you’ll likely have all your belongings moved into the house same-day, you might not feel like digging through all your boxes to find your essentials. For this reason, it’s a good idea to pack an “essentials bag” that contains a couple days’ worth of clothes, toiletries, a mobile phone charger, medications, and the like. Keep this bag with you during the move so you’re not without the basics when you first start settling in at your new home.
Last but not least, think practically when it comes to your moving-day wardrobe. If you’ll be doing any kind of lifting or engaging in physical activity of any kind, it’s in your best interest to don some cosy athletic wear and comfortable shoes. Even if you’re hiring movers, you’ll likely be unloading dusty boxes once you arrive at your new home, so there’s no reason to dress in anything less than comfortable or practical.
Moving day can be stressful, but these small preparations can make the entire process a lot easier. For more tips on moving day preparation or to get started in finding your dream home, reach out to the Mimosa Homes professionals today. Our home builders specialise in designing and building beautiful new homes (with house and land packages available) in Melbourne’s Northern and Western suburbs.