No matter how often you’re told not to worry, you’ll always approach a home move with oodles of stress. Lots of things can go wrong – and if we’re being realistic, they usually do go wrong. Few people move homes without dealing with something problematic. Trying to prevent all of these issues from happening is a fool’s errand; instead, you should focus on dealing with them as best as possible.

Preparing for some worst-case scenarios means you’re ready when they arise and can seamlessly find a solution. We’ve picked out two of the biggest worries you’ll face during a home move with some tips on handling them.

Use Self-Storage When You’re Forced To Downsize

The ideal home-moving scenario is this: you find a new home, sell your old one, and move into the new one immediately.

How often does this come to pass? Not very! One common issue is that you sell your home but issues arise when buying a new one. Maybe you thought you could move in, but the previous owner isn’t ready to leave yet. Or, perhaps you were forced out of rented accommodation without enough time to find a new place to live.

Either way, you’re stuck without a new home to go into, forcing you to downsize to a rental for the time being – or maybe move in with family. This leaves you with your life’s possessions and not a lot of space to put them. Solve this worry with self-storage solutions. Keep your items in storage, allowing you to move into a smaller temporary home until you find a new one.

Companies like SAM Store & Move offer portable storage to further ease your concerns as you load all your stuff into a portable container that gets moved to a storage facility, removing the need to keep going back and forth.

The result is all of your belongings safely tucked away, ready to be called upon when you (eventually) find a proper place to live.

Move Your Most Precious Items By Yourself

Normally, we recommend hiring a moving company to help you with a house move. They’re certainly helpful when it comes to packing loads of items into a lorry. You can pack up a child’s bedroom, big items of furniture, and anything else that’s maybe not too precious or fragile.

However, your biggest concern is damaging or losing certain items. You’re worried about them moving around in a truck or accidentally being misplaced. These could be inherently sentimental items with no financial value at all, yet they’re priceless to you. Deal with this concern by doing something incredibly simple; move them yourself.

Buy lots of protective packaging and pack your precious items into a few small boxes. They can fit in your car, so you can take them to your new house. At the very least, you’re removing any concerns from the moving company. You’re fully responsible for these items, so you don’t have to worry about how they’re being handled.

We can pinpoint dozens more concerns when moving house, but these two are great starting points. See how to deal with these problems and set the preparations in place just in case they happen on your moving day.

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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