The past twelve months have been like no other. In a year where so many of us have 'stayed at home,' we've all come to appreciate what home means. That's perhaps one reason why, against all odds, the property market has remained buoyant. The stamp duty holiday has helped, and as London residents have chosen to step away from the capital and discover rural tranquillity, some areas around the UK have boomed. Of course, it's no secret that moving house can be one of life's most stressful events. So in this week's article, we thought we'd share three practical ways to ensure your move is trouble-free. It will be no surprise to you that securing short-term storage space features on the list. And we can help with self storage facilities in Petersfield, Buckingham, Corby and St Ives in Cambridgeshire.
Read on for three practical tips to help you enjoy a stress-free move!
Securing short term storage space and other ways to keep your move stress-free.
Time to Tick!
Anybody who has ever moved house in the UK before will know that buying and selling is never the fastest event! The conveyancing wheels turn relatively slowly, so one thing you do have is time. So, use this to be super-organised and plan a moving timetable.
There's nothing more satisfying than ticking things off a to-do list. If you like to use your smartphone to stay organised, the Moving Checklist Pro App helps you create multiple task lists that you can share with friends and family. If you prefer to stay organised the old-fashioned way, you can download a PDF Moving House Checklist from HERE.
Don't forget to include booking your short term storage space on your checklist. Contact us about availability at our sites in Petersfield, Buckingham, Corby and St Ives in Cambridgeshire.
Farm out the Family:
While it's true that many hands make light work, it does sometimes depend on who those hands belong to... If you have a young family, a move can be less stressful if you can organise child care on the big day. Or you might even consider a visit to grandparents (or other friends or family) for a couple of days, leaving you to get your new home in some semblance of order. Pets can also be a distraction on moving day, so a visit to your friendly doggy daycare provider might be useful.
Sort out Sustenance:
With so much to do on moving day, it's easy to forget to take care of yourself. But eating and sleeping well are key to recovery and feeling like yourself after a stressful move.
So, do ensure you arrange a grocery delivery around moving in time. And, if ever there was a time for ready-meals, moving house is it! Two of our favourite ready meal delivery services are Cook and By Ruby. Both offer award-winning meals that taste as good as the meals you make at home.
If you're ready to get moving with short term storage space, talk to us. We have self storage facilities in Petersfield, Buckingham, Corby and St Ives in Cambridgeshire. Call us on 02039 812900 or get an instant quote online.