When we see people we know, have vaguely met, or perhaps even complete strangers moving home online, the whole process seems perfect. A smooth transition from A to B and a seemingly perfect living space in no time. You might be left puzzled as to why your experience is hectic and overwhelming while everyone else’s seems so smooth and perfectly planned. But remember, people tend to only display the highlights of their personal lives to those on their social media pages. Their social media feeds are mere showreels of the highlights of their lives. That photograph of a pristine living room, set up within a day or two of making the big move? It conveniently crops out the mayhem just out of shot: the unpacked boxes, belongings tossed a about from a frantic search for their child’s favourite toy or a piece of jewellery that somebody fears they left behind in their old bedroom, piles of pots and pans yet to be placed out in the kitchen and a pet clawing at a bin liner in search of their snacks and treats. So, if you’re finding your moving process stressful, don’t worry. You’re part of the majority. People just don’t tend to talk about the stresses and hiccups that they experience while trying to create the home of their dreams. That’s where we come in. We’re not afraid to warn you of what lies ahead. Here are some of the most major stressors that people will experience when moving their life from one home to another.
It happens to the best of us. We’ll be carrying a heavily loaded box from the car to the house and the bottom falls out. Best case scenario? You’re left scrabbling about on the floor trying to get the items in your arms and into the house, taking as few trips as possible. Worst case scenario? It’s full of delicate China which has shattered everywhere and you’re wondering how to explain to your family that you’ve destroyed the heirlooms. That or you’ve tried to cram too many belongings into your car for the journey and something has broken along the way. But there is a way to prevent this from happening. Hire a professional furniture removalist who will be able to get all of your belongings into your new home trouble and accident-free.
Color Scheme Hiccups
You’re in your new home. It’s time for a fresh start and most people will automatically reach for the paint roller, ready to coat the walls in a lavish, experimental shade in accord with their new sense of self. It’s not surprising that so many people make such serious decorating faux-pas on their first attempt. To avoid having to spend hours painting twenty coats of cream over that exotic blue you thought would look great on every wall, opt for a neutral colour to start out. This allows you to experiment with your room’s colour scheme through accessories and will prevent a headache induced by regretfully gaudy shades.
When it comes down to it, everything will be fine in the end. But you can truly save yourself a lot of hassle by planning your move effectively, calling in professionals for the more difficult jobs and taking your time once you get into your new home.