Making the decision to relocate is a momentous moment in your life and the start of a new chapter. You might have got your dream job in your dream city, moving to be closer to loved ones, or simply want the opportunity to explore a new place. Underneath the excitement, however, relocation involves a lot of stress and organization, which can all too quickly become overwhelming and unenjoyable. A step-by-step guide can be useful in planning out your relocation process, so with that being said, here is how you can plan for a stress-free relocation that will help you settle into your new home quicker.
Start paring down your possessions
Packing up all your possession for moving date can be stressful, particularly if you leave it until the last minute and you are overwhelmed with items. To help make the process that bit easier, start sorting through and paring down your possessions as soon as you have made the definitive decision to relocate. Doing this means that you will not be overwhelmed by seldom-used items when you are moving, and you can start your new life in your new house completely clutter-free.
Find the ideal new home
When searching for a new property in your new city, it is worthwhile considering what you need from your home to help you find the right accommodation for your needs. For example, look for properties with green home initiatives to give you the peace of mind that you can play an active role in reducing carbon emissions and support a lifestyle that is kinder to the environment. You may also have logistical requirements in your new house search. For example, you may need a property that has close links to public transport so that you and the kids can easily commute to and from work and school. Finally, don’t forget to consider the overall feel of a property – a house might tick all the right boxes, but you nevertheless might not feel quite at home there. In contrast, you might be happy to compromise on another property that truly feels like your own.
Research your new area
It is worthwhile when property searching to carry out research into your new area to find out whether or not this is the right place for you. Use Google Maps to find out how close by public transport links are, along with other amenities, such as shops and restaurants. Whilst you might have found the perfect little nest for you and your family, you might soon get tired of commuting hours to and from work each day and not having a supermarket close by. Once you have signed for your new property, you might want to take a few days before moving in and stay in a local hotel so that you can really explore and get a feel for your new neighbourhood. This can help to make it easier when you do finally move in permanently, as you will already be familiar with the place, and it will feel less like you are moving there as a complete stranger.
Organize a removal service
A reputable, professional removal service can go a long way in removing the stress on moving day. They are trained to handle and move heavy items, such as wardrobes and beds, without damaging the item; attempting to move heavy items by yourself could result in an injury that puts a dampener on your exciting first few days in your new home. Furthermore, a professional removal service can help to make the process of packing up and moving a whole lot quicker than if you were doing it yourself, meaning that you can leave your own home and be settled in your new home, with all your possessions delivered, in the space of a single day.
Accept that you will feel emotional
Relocating is an emotional experience. While you might be excited about starting this new chapter in your life, you may have to say goodbye to certain others: your family and friends in your old city, a once much-loved home that holds many happy memories. Try to accept that you will be emotional during this process, and accept and plan for any emotions. Tissues, of course, help with tears, and Back Rescue Remedy drops could help to calm you if you are feeling stressed. Try to take yourself off to a quiet spot if you are overwhelmed to reflect and calm down.