I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to say that there’s a lot to think about when you’re moving house. From the finances to the logistics of it, there are at least a million and one things to think about. That’s why it’s hardly surprising that occasionally things can get forgotten about. This is, of course, to be expected.

Nobody’s perfect, especially when we’re having to deal with the stress and chaos of moving. That said, there are certain things that people always seem to forget time and time again. Here are just a few things that you might forget about when you’re moving house (even though you definitely shouldn’t).

Label your boxes

How many times have you reached your new home and been absolutely desperate for a hot drink? Only to realize that you have no idea where you packed the kettle! This is one of the most common frustrations that only ever appears when you get to the other side of the move.

When you’re getting everything ready, it can be tempting just to throw things in boxes and forget them for a little while. It’s so stressful packing everything up that it can seem like bothering to label the boxes is just one job too many. But trust me, you’ll be so grateful you took those extra few seconds to write “kitchen appliances” on the side of the box when you’re dying for a cup of coffee.

Think about the awkward items

Are you sure the sofa will fit in the car? Are you really sure? Nothing can be more frustrating than realizing that some item of furniture doesn’t fit and you’ll need to move some other way at the last minute. When it comes to your larger or more complicated items, measure them up and figure out how you’ll move them well in advance. You can also contact a moving company and ask for their removal quotes.

Have an “easy access” box

Sometimes a move can take a while. It would be great if it took a single day and then was all done and dusted. But that’s not the world we live in. Just in case your move takes longer than you expected, make sure you’ve got a box of the essentials that you can access easily. The very last thing you want is to have to dig through piles of boxes looking for an inhaler!

These things might seem small and unimportant, but they definitely add up. And when you’re dealing with a move, the very last thing you need is extra stress. By making sure that you’ve checked these things off your list, you’ll help your move go that much smoother.

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