Moving house? Here are 11 things to remember
Don’t use a friend, don’t get emotional and above all, carry your own toilet roll
According to age-old wisdom, moving house is more stressful than a relationship breakdown, a new job or even a divorce. And after the weekend I’ve just had, moving my worldly possessions from Home A to Home B, I’m not inclined to quibble.
That said, this is my third move in as many years. I hadn’t even unpacked some of the boxes from my last move before my landlord contacted me to say he was selling the apartment.
Even so, I keep forgetting how big an undertaking it is; how emotionally wrenching it is to see your living space upended and packed up.
But in three years, I’ve learned a thing or two about getting a move done – from the first item packed to the jubilant collapsing onto the sofa at the end – within three days. It’s a set of skills and hacks that was hard-won (and involves the expertise of others) and you’d be advised to learn from my mistakes. originally estimated 200). Make sure, too, that your stuff is covered by insurance. And for god’s sake, don’t be so Irish about apologising to removalists for asking them to lug your huge furniture up a flight of stairs.