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12 months 22,000*
readers plan to
*Source: Nielsen CMI Survey Jul 2011 -
Jun 2012. Base: AP 15+, Christchurch.
Planning makes moving less stressful
The right moves: You can take the
stress out of moving house by
planning so the task does not get on
top of you.
Moving house can be an exciting
time of change or a panic-filled
process but by planning and staying
focused, it can be a streamlined
adventure, not a stress-filled
If you are moving in the near
future, start sorting and culling in
advance. Then, when it is time to
shift and you are feeling like the job
is just too insurmountable, sort out
smaller items first and compart-
mentalise the move one area at a
You can enlist the services of
movers to do everything or just to
deal with the larger items. If you are
doing most of the packing yourself,
ask supermarkets and appliance
shops for boxes and sponge
Friends and relatives might have
bubble-wrap, tissue paper and
plastic shopping bags, which are
also invaluable for wrapping.
Blankets are good for putting
between prints and paintings.
Stack smaller boxes into sturdier
larger boxes and don't put too many
heavy things in one container.
Smaller items can fill in the gaps
after packing larger ones. Avoid
wrapping two things in the same
piece of wrapping, so they won't fall
All boxes are not created equal.
Check the strength of each one and
designate accordingly. Buy a
masking-tape gun and secure joins
tightly, especially on the bottom.
Label boxes with a thick, permanent
black marker, with all the contents
on the side, even if you think you
Put things from one room, such as
kitchen items and lounge articles, in
the same box to make unpacking
Clear a wall to stack the boxes
against to leave easy access to the
rest of the house.
Have a separate box of things you
are not sure you want to keep or
not. You might be in a different
frame of mind as to their fate once
Defrost your fridge and freezer in
plenty of time, and use up extra
packages and tinned food, as you
can always do a fresh shop to fill
your new pantry.
Keep breakables well out of
harm's way at the very beginning to
avoid them getting knocked.
Take precious breakables and
awkward-shaped items with you in
the back seat of the car. You can
keep priceless possessions safe at a
relative's or friend's place to save
them from getting misplaced in the
A smooth move
You don't have to promise
elaborate leaving or housewarming
parties if you are on tight schedules.
People will understand if you
Sort out your telephone
disconnection and new phone
number, because the phone
company will need advance notice.
Send out change-of-address cards,
transfer the newspaper, arrange to
have the power cut off and re-
Get these things out of the way
by doing a little each day, rather
than all in the last week.
Do the bigger jobs when your
energy levels are up, and leave the
smaller sorting jobs for when your
feet are flagging.
Stay focused. It is all too easy to
get sentimental over items such as
old photos, and take long trips
down memory lane. Save those
moments for cosy nights at your
Clean as you go, especially when
it comes to overlooked areas such as
lamps, behind furniture, windows,
the garden and under the bed, so it
is not an arduous mission on the last
Keep recycling in mind. One
man's rubbish is another's fabulous
find. Create a pile of things you
don't want, and offer them to
friends and charities or add them to
your garage sale table.
Be sensitive to your pets to ensure
their safe transportation and care.
This is particularly true of cats,
which cower at change and are
likely to be stressed. Get the litter
box and travel cage ready in
At the new abode
Things can fall out when
unwrapping, so do this on a soft
Take time to organise what goes
where in your new home, so the
movers can do the back-breaking
lugging furniture up stairs, for
Remember, it always takes time to
get completely organised, so try to
relax and enjoy the transition to a
happy new life.
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