Planning to buy a new house or changing rental properties is often a lengthy and drawn-out process, undertaken months in advance. Even with the most careful planning, sometimes the big move arrives when life isn’t so good though. It can be disheartening after all the work you’ve already done, but sometimes moving has to happen even when the timing isn’t exactly how you planned it.

If your time to move comes at a difficult time for your family, business or the world, here are some tips for how you can make it a little bit easier.

Make a list

Start by making a list of all the tasks you need to complete. This helps to break down the big task of moving into smaller, more achievable tasks and can help reduce feelings of overwhelm. Tick items off as you complete them. List-making gets all tasks onto paper so you can stop thinking about them, freeing up some space for pondering other things.

A list also helps you to be better able to delegate tasks to other people so you don’t have so much to do yourself. It will also help to identify any jobs you really can’t do yourself and will need to hire professional help for like cleaning or packing.

Be flexible

Relax your timeline and be realistic about how long the move might take you to complete. You might have previously set yourself a strict deadline for your move but now that life isn’t so peachy, you might need to relax your timeline a little bit. If you can, give yourself a bit of extra time to pack and prepare, bearing in mind you might not be feeling like doing much at all at the moment.

It might also be a good time to relax some of your standards, especially if you usually like things to be perfect. That doesn’t mean you can accept someone doing a terrible job for you but you might like to relinquish just a little bit of control. For example, while you might never have previously contemplated letting your kids help with the packing, you might let them help under these circumstances. Even if they don’t do it exactly how you would have done it yourself, it can afford you a little extra time to complete other tasks such as liaising with professionals and packing breakable items. The time is right to delegate and let others help a little more than usual.

Delegate tasks

It’s important to remember that you don’t have to do it all yourself. If you’ve made a list of tasks that need to be completed, it’s time to start sharing the workload with your loved ones. And now is the time to accept any help that is offered to you as well. Even delegating small tasks like picking up packing supplies or contacting removalists can help take a load off. If you have kids you can put them to work too, allowing them to pack up their own bedrooms or helping with packing up non-breakable items. 

Hire professional help

The thought of packing boxes filling you with dread? The idea of unpacking everything into your new house just too much to think about right now? Hire professionals to do it for you. Not only can professionals help you complete the task of moving much faster, but they are also experts so you can expect the job to be done properly and with fewer breakages. 

You can actually delegate a large proportion of your moving needs to professional companies. The Hire Group can take care of your complete moving and relocation needs. From packing and unpacking boxes to moving your items and supplying the boxes and packing materials, we can help with all of it. Your move couldn’t be easier with our friendly single point of contact. Our team at Hire A Packer can safely pack and unpack your items, Hire A Mover can get your items to your new place, and Hire A Box can supply you with all the packing materials you’ll need. Not moving straight into your new place? Hire Storage can now help with your short or long term storage needs too.

Even when life is hard, you can still get on with your move and Hire A Mover can help get you there. For more information on how we can help you, call us today on 1300 358 700 or request a quote via our website.