So you are taking the plunge and moving to the Sunshine Coast. This is a very exciting time in your life. A new home, new friends, new job, new school for the children, if you have them, and lots of new adventures to be had by all.
First things first! You need to get out of your old home and into your new one. As mentioned in previous blogs, this can be one of the most stressful events you will experience.
Simple removal does not have to be filled with stress. If you take the time to put a bit of planning and forward thinking into it to minimise any negative effects, you, and your family will have a completely different experience.
Interestingly, when you compare the costs of purchasing sturdy packing boxes and paper, hiring a vehicle large enough to carry all your belongings in one go and employing someone (even if they are unpaid relatives) to help you pack and move, against allowing a professional company such as No Damage Removals to take care of it all for you, you are miles ahead.
Why? Because you are left with the time to clean your new home as well as your old home once it is empty. You are able to monitor the children and any pets that may need transport. Everything runs smoother when you are overseeing the work instead of getting down into the trenches yourself.
The First Big Step
The first big step is to declutter. You will be amazed, once you get started on this task, just how much “stuff” you have managed to acquire and horde over your time in your current home.
Be tough and go through everything from your wardrobe to your kitchen, the children’s bedrooms, and on to the shed. Sell it on eBay if you think it’s worth something or donate it to a local charity.
When it comes to personal items in your wardrobe if you have not worn them in the last six months the chances are you can do without them.
Don’t waste time, energy and space keeping books that you read years ago and loved so much you thought you MIGHT read them again one day. Donate them to your local library and join the new one once you move.
The bonus of decluttering before you move will be that you create a completely different energy in your new home. After all, you’re starting a new life. Right?