Moving house is a huge stressor, but it’s also an art form. Most adult have more than one house move under their belts, some with many more, and many find with each subsequent move they become better at packing, at labelling, at orchestrating the entire ordeal.
One thing you might not have learned yet is there will be a lot of need for more than a few of those items you packed up right away, days before you even think about unpacking that seemingly endless mountain of boxes that contains your entire life. This is why Manchester’s leading removals company, Man and Van Simply, has provided a few simple tips for staying organised, and surviving those first few days in your new home.
Manchester removals company Man and Van Simply’s top tips for the first days:
“Open me first” boxes. Most people organise their packing and moving by labelling boxes by room, and ensuring those boxes make it into the appropriate rooms as they are moved into the new house. You’ll want to set aside two or three large boxes that will essentially break this well-established moving technique: your necessity boxes.
The bare necessities. While most people consider the take away pizza to be the compulsory first meal after moving house, it is just one meal out of many, and it’s going to take days to unpacking all of your belongings, let alone get around to grocery shopping. You will want to include a few essential kitchen items in your necessity boxes, such as a pot and pan, some cooking oil, the microwave, a few pieces of silverware, and tea kettle. These items will enable to make a few meals quickly and easily without the expense of dining out three times a day. Other things you will want to include in the box: cleaning products (for cleaning the rooms before unpacking), soap and shampoo, toothbrushes, and, of course, toilet paper.
Creature comforts. You would be amazed at the simple yet powerful effect having a picture or two of family at the ready has on making your new place feel like a home. This is even more important when small children are involved. Moving house can be a stressful time, but even more stressful for a child who may have just moved from the only home they’ve ever known, be sure to pack some sentimental items to be unpacked upon arrival to help ease the transition.
Man and Van Simply, for all of your Manchester removal needs!
Moving can be a stressful time, and one of the ways you can ease the stress placed on your family during this time is by hiring a Manchester removals company, such as Man and Van Simply, to move all of your belongings to your new home, saving you the time and hassle of doing it yourself. Give us a call today for a free quote on 0800 8620 347.