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7 tips for moving homes

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Moving homes can be super stressful – even when it’s only a couple of kilometres away. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it should be fun. Here are our top tips for a stress-free move. 


  1. Declutter and donate 

There’s no point in moving things that you were going to get rid of anyway. Keep only those things that add value to your life, and donate the rest. Donating doesn’t have to be complicated - try asking friends or family if they need something. 


  1. Start packing now 

Whether you follow a strict sort-by-category method or you prefer packing room by room, start packing sooner rather than later. You probably won’t need your Christmas string lights or your spare bedding in your new house immediately, so fill up your boxes with these things first. 


  1. Pack to unpack, load to unload 

The thirty minutes you spend on logistics before the move can save you hours if not days once you arrive on the other side. Make sure you organize, pack and load according to how you want to unpack 


  1. Make it feel like home 

Little things like temporary lightingbathroom essentials, or a mobile wardrobe can help you settle in quicker. Cook a favourite meal or take out your coziest blankets and cushions to instantly feel at home. 


  1. Everything has its place 

To make settling in easier, figure out where to place your big furniture first. You might need to move them around a few times before you find the perfect spot. Try to think about your routines and patterns to figure out your ‘flow’. 


  1. New house, new you 

Maybe you’ve been wanting to lead a more sustainable life. Or perhaps you strive to be more organized. Whatever you want to improve, there’s no better time than when you are moving homes. 


  1. Reuse, recycle and get creative 

You don’t have to throw away all your moving supplies. If you can’t recycle something, get creative and repurpose it. You’ll be surprised how many lives a plastic container can have.


Let us know your moving day top tips in the comments below or enter our competition here 

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I'm moving in less than a month so this is super helpful!

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