Whether you're moving to the next street or another country, the relocation process is rarely without its problems. From finding out that you don't have enough storage space to last-minute contract changes, it's usually possible to find a resolution for each issue.
You have too much stuff for your new house
Some people choose to downsize their home because their little ones are flying the nest. Or, they may need to do so because their new city commands a higher rental or mortgage rate. Whatever your reasons for downsizing, finding out you have too much stuff for your new house can feel stressful.
When the realisation comes, begin decluttering ruthlessly. Dedicate an hour to each room, and ditch items you don't use frequently. After doing so, choose to sell them on, donate them to charity or give them to a friend.
Your relocation plans are now on hold
If the property you're relocating to has an upward chain, you may find your plans grinding to a halt at the last moment. Alongside making life stressful, this is sometimes a scary situation. If you're close to finishing the packing process and ready to leave, it's natural for panic to set in.
One resolution is to find storage space, use it, and move in with some friends or family for a while. If it looks as though the halt will last for a few months and you're no longer a property owner, consider renting elsewhere. While such situations aren't ideal, they do ensure you're ready to move when the time comes.
You don't have enough time to pack
While most people have the chance to relocate with some warning, a few must do so at the last minute. If you find yourself in the latter category, packing may make you feel apprehensive.
Once again, ruthlessly decluttering is an easy way to make the process less stressful. Even if the home you're moving to is the same size as your current property, it means you have less junk to deal with.
After decluttering, consider using a moving company that provides a packing service. In addition to saving time, they'll ensure each item benefits from safe packaging that reduces the risk of breaks. Both of these elements should remove some of the worries that come with a last-minute move.
Above all, make sure you plan your relocation journey as much as possible. Great organisational tactics can make a massive difference and so can turning to others for help.