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Whether it’s for a new job, to be closer to family, or simply for a change of scenery, moving can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do. Between packing up all of your belongings, dealing with the various logistics, and saying goodbye to friends and family, you may feel like you’re on the edge of a breakdown. But with a little planning and organisation, you can make relocating a lot less stressful. Here are a few tips to help get you started. 

Make a schedule 

From packing up belongings to forwarding your mail, there is an endless list of tasks to keep track of, and it can be easy for things to slip through. By sitting down and mapping out what needs to be done and by what date, you can ensure that everything gets done in a timely manner. And if something does go wrong, you’ll have a better idea of how to fix it. 

Start packing as early as possible 

Packing doesn’t have to be a rushed nightmare if you start early – we’re talking weeks or even months in advance. The key is to start packing up unessential items you don’t use every day, such as seasonal clothing, art or decor, and gradually work your way through the rest. This will make the packing process less daunting and give you a chance to declutter before moving. 

Focus on one room at a time 

Hopping from room to room while you pack will only ensure that your boxes become a jumbled mess of mismatched items. Not only will sticking to one room help you stay organised, but it makes the process of packing an entire house less daunting.   

Get help 

One of the best ways to ease the stress is to ask for help from family and friends. They can lend a hand with packing, cleaning, and other tasks that need to be done before the big day. Even if you’re just asking for moral support, it can make all the difference in how stressed you feel. 


When you’re moving, let Nesta Storage be your saving grace. With multiple self storage locations across Dublin with a wide variety of unit sizes, you can easily store your packed boxes in a secure space for as long or as short as you need. For more information on our self storage services, contact 1800 772233, pop into any of our branches for a tour or request a quote online.