How to plan a stress-free move

Moving house can be a stressful and exhausting affair. But with the right planning and organisation, stress can be minimised. In fact, here at SMOOVER, we are fully dedicated to grant you a smooth moving experience when moving within Europe. In this article, we provide additional advice for a stress-free move.

Basic Principles for Planning a Move

A well-planned move can not only save you time and money, but also help you avoid unnecessary stress. Start planning early to ensure you have enough time to complete all tasks.

Time management and prioritisation

Effective time management is crucial for a successful move. Create a schedule in which you rank all upcoming tasks according to their urgency and relevance. This way, you can ensure that you don’t overlook anything important and have enough time for all the moving preparations.

Set realistic expectations

Set realistic goals and expectations for your move. Don’t try to do everything at once, but spread the tasks evenly over the time available. Also bear in mind that unforeseen problems may arise during the move – so plan enough buffer time.

Use a movings checklist

A Moving Checklist is a great tool for keeping track of all the tasks that need to be done. In our list, we have created separate sections for each part of the move, such as organising packing materials, cancelling contracts or getting rid of unnecessary items.

Organisational tips for a smooth move

A well-organised move can make the process much easier and help you settle into your new home quickly. Here are some tips to help you get organised:

Sort and discard items

Before you start packing, it is a good idea to thoroughly sort through your belongings and weed out any unused or unwanted items. This will not only save you space, but also costs for the move. Plus, we think that minimizing your freight also contributes, amongst other ideas, to a more eco-friendly moving.

Packing materials and techniques

Prepare sufficient packing materials such as boxes, bubble wrap and packing paper. Make sure you also get special packing materials for delicate or bulky items. Use appropriate packing techniques to store your items safely and neatly.

Labelling boxes and crates

To keep track of your items and make unpacking easier, it is important to label all boxes and crates clearly and in detail. Note the contents and the room in which the items are to be placed, as well as any special instructions for transport or handling.

Important documents and papers

Collect and organise all important documents relevant to the move, e.g. contracts, insurance policies and personal documents. Keep these documents in a safe, easily accessible place so that they are quickly at hand when needed.

Stress management during the move

Despite all the planning and preparation, moving can still cause stress and tension. Here are some tips to manage stress during the move:

Schedule time for relaxation and breaks

Schedule regular breaks and relaxation periods to keep your energy up and avoid becoming overly stressed.

Support from friends and family

Ask friends and family for help and support in preparing and carrying out your move. A helping hand can make the moving process much easier and provide a positive atmosphere.

Flexibility and adaptability

Accept that not everything will go perfectly and be prepared to adapt to unforeseen events or problems. With a flexible and solution-oriented approach, your move can be successful and stress-free.

Getting the right quote for a stress-free move

Here at SMOOVER, we think that the whole process of getting your personal movings quote should be as comfortable and easy as possible. The same is true for everything else that needs to be taken care of in order to move your personal belongings safely from A to B.

Opt for an individual offer and extra services

This is why we offer a detailed online form in which you can outline your complete moving plan. Once you provided all the details, you will receive an individual quote that captures all your needs perfectly. And of course, we provide a lot of extra services as well.

Stay connected throughout the move

Once you accept your individual offer, we will stay connected with you via mobile chat, so that you can overlook the whole process of your move. You will always know what happens, when it is going to happen and ask us anything. Get your quote now – and join the community of happy SMOOVER customers!

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