Moving to a new place is exciting. You want to get settled, make the place feel like home. But moving can be a pain too. These are the reasons why we hate moving...

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1. You’ve got how much stuff?!

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Once you’ve made the decision to move and have decided to brave attacking your belongings, it’s only then you realise just HOW MUCH stuff you have. Things you haven’t used for years, clothes you didn’t know existed stuffed at the back of your wardrobe, more bedding than a hotel could need… Time to be ruthless and take some bags to the charity shop!

 

2. Sorting out your life…

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This leads us nicely on to our next point. We hate sorting, but organisation is key. While it’s time consuming and frustrating, it’s good to have piles of ‘keep’, ‘chuck’ and ‘charity.’ You’ll find the closer you come to being all packed up, the more hard-nosed and less sentimental you’ll become. You didn’t really need that birthday card from your first boyfriend when you were 12 anyway…

 

3. The dreaded correspondence drawer…

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If you’re like us, then you won’t necessarily have time for life admin in your day-to-day lives. But when you’re moving, you can no longer ignore the pile of unopened letters that you’ve stuffed into drawers over the months/years. It’ll involve a lot of paper cuts, a lot of shredding, but you may find the odd gem too! Plus, you’ll feel empowered when it’s done.

 

4. Changing your bills and forwarding addresses…

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It should be an easy task, but when you’re moving, giving final meter readings, settling outstanding bills, cancelling contracts and leaving forwarding addresses is much harder than you might think. Don’t companies know we’re already stressed? Would it hurt to make moving easier on us?!

 

5. The industrial clean…

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Not only should you leave your old digs sparklingly clean, but you’ll also likely have to get out the bleach and cleaning products after moving to your new place too. It’s safe to say you won’t want to see another scourer or mop for quite some time!

 

6. The fatigue

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Moving takes longer than you might think with everything that needs to be sorted before, during and after leaves you exhausted. Your body will ache from the heavy lifting, you’ll likely be tired and a little ratty. Still, at least things are getting done.

 

7. Transporting stuff to your new pad…

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Once you’ve finally packed up your last place, there’s then the dreaded thought of actually moving all your belongings. Time to rope in everyone you know with a car to save yourself a few journeys at least. Or, just bite the bullet and hire a van. Or even better, a man with a van. Phew!

Once you’re passed all these hurdles (and have unpacked!), you can finally enjoy your new home. Thank goodness!

 

Tell us what you hate most about moving in the comments section below…