5 Tiny Steps To Making Moving Much EasierInterior Design & Decor
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Moving can be a stressful task, especially since it requires copious amounts of planning and hard work. But despite the multitude of things you'll have to add to your checklist, there are certain steps that if done right, eases the moving process a whole lot. So if you're planning on moving soon, or know someone who does, these tiny tips may make the entire experience smoother than you would expect!
1. Pace The Packing
Everyone knows leaving all the packing until the end isn't a wise move, but most of us still do it anyway. Keep yourself disciplined and pack in batches, by setting a packing quota you're required to fulfill daily.
This leaves you less flustered than if you were to start your packing process at the last minute, something which could tire you physically and mentally before the big move even begins. You'll also enjoy packing a lot more if it's done in parts, and you'll realise everything ends up being more organised this way.
2. Prep Your Kids
Sometimes moving can be emotional for kids. They've only known one home their whole lives and now they have to permanently leave the place. Tell them months prior that you'll all be shifting to a new house, and let them absorb the news at their own pace.
You could help them deal with emotional stress by reminiscing, retelling stories that have taken place in your home. Snapping pictures or making videos around the house together may help preserve these lovely memories too. At the end, discuss exciting things like possible decorations for your new apartment, including the kids and their opinions so they'll have something to look forward despite the big change approaching.
3. Shift Some Supplies In Advance
It would do you good to shift some daily supplies to your new place before the official moving day, and we'll tell you why. Even if you start shifting houses at the crack of dawn, we guarantee that by the end of the process the sun would have long set and you'll be entirely beat.
And when that happens, you'll dread having to dig through boxes just to get simple supplies like toiletries, towels and pajamas out. So shifting these items over to your new house in advance allows you to locate them immediately once you shift in, so settling down for the night is made way easier. After all, unboxing everything else can wait until after you get a good night's sleep!
4. Transforming Your House Into A Home
In order for your new house to feel like a home, it needs to be seasoned and quick. Once you've had time to rest for the night, start working on putting things together the rest of the next day. The faster you load the place with your belongings, the sooner it'll feel like home.
If you don't have the time to finish everything in a single day, once the basic furniture is put in place, try and swiftly work on some personal touches, such as fitting family photos around the house or lining everyone's bedroom slippers together. At least they'll make things feel more homely for the time being.
A tip for increased efficiency: Having detailed plans for furniture and decor placement weeks before shifting in will speed up the process tremendously, something you won't regret having done in advance.
5. Introduce Yourselves In An Unconventional Way
Although delivering freshly made potpie to your neighbours or hosting a housewarming party for folks in your new neighbourhood lets you easily introduce yourself, why not go with a more fun approach to be truly remembered?
If you happen to have any section of the house meant for artistic expression, invite as many neighbours over to doodle on an entire wall within that area. Provide them with coloured markers or paint, and tell them they're free to draw whatever they wish onto that canvas. Of course have your family and yourself join in the fun too!
At the end you'll have a beautiful graffiti effect, a unique wall that's made up of an enjoyable memory. Friendships with your neighbours will definitely be forged too, since you provided such a great activity to break the ice.
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