Cornwall LivingIssue #94
Have you decided to move home in 2020?
They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things to do. At Kewniek (the Cornish word for ‘mossy’), owner Shelly Moss knows this well, having moved many times herself. But, she tells us: “I found it less stressful because I was organised.” Of course, there are things that are out of your control. As Shelly tells us: “We moved to one house and they had left all their unwanted furniture and white goods – nightmare!”
“The worst thing about unpacking at the other end is finding boxes with drawer contents you didn’t get around to sorting, clothes you haven’t worn for ages…”
The key is to really get organised with the things that you can control. When you are, the things outside of your control are much easier to deal with. Shelly suggests looking for one of the many available online house-move checklists – a great starting point for building your own to-do list.
Keen to know more, we ask what else Shelly recommends to help get you organised. Firstly, she suggests de-cluttering before you move. “The worst thing about unpacking at the other end is finding boxes with drawer contents you didn’t get around to sorting, clothes you haven’t worn for ages, shoes that hurt too much to wear, gadgets that you never use or out-of-date items that have been lurking in the back of your kitchen cupboards.” If this is proving a daunting task, Shelly and the Kewniek team can help!
Next is to find a good removal company (for instance, Britannia Lanes). “Do your research,” suggests Shelly. “Do they supply the boxes, bubble wrap, paper? Will they put up your bed at your new home? Do they have a good reputation?” Again, if you’re unsure, why not consult Kewniek and see who they recommend?
Finally, organise your change of address. Making a spreadsheet of all your policies with names, addresses and contact numbers for insurance, DVLA, bank, pensions, reward cards – anything like that – is an invaluable tool in ensuring your details are changed on all of your accounts.
“Remember,” concludes Shelly, “that if you start getting organised early, there is always time left to ask for help!” And if you are considering enlisting the assistance of Kewniek, don’t just take our good word for it. Television presenter, Nick Knowles, says: “I can thoroughly recommend Shelly and her team, who completely re-organised my house and helped move home with me on several occasions. Having Shelly on board takes the stress out of trying to get organised. Life is more relaxed and there’s more time and space for the important things once she’s weaved her organisational magic!”
"The worst thing about unpacking at the other end is finding boxes with drawer contents you didn’t get around to sorting, clothes you haven’t worn for ages..."