Regardless of how experienced you may be, moving house can be a stressful and challenging experience. Whether you’ve just got the keys to your first home or up-sizing for a new addition to the family, there are many things to take into account before the big day. To make it as easy as possible, we have put together 15 top tips for a stress-free move. From making lists and labelling boxes to getting your children and pets looked after on the day, we’ve covered it all! Need some help?
Your stress-free guide to moving house
#1 Prepare a detailed plan for your move, as well as a thorough checklist of everything you need to consider.
#2 Get solid quotes from a number of furniture removal and storage specialists. Although the price is important, be sure to check what services they offer.
#3 Get rid of any unwanted furniture before the big day to reduce the cost of your move.
#4 Have plenty of supplies for the move. This should include boxes, bubble wrap, labelling, sticky tape, cleaning supplies etc.
#5 Make a list of all possesions you want to have transported on the day.
#6 To guarantee power, connect your energy and internet lines to your new house three weeks before.
#7 About a week before, redirect all mail to your new postal address.
#8 Clearly label and colour code all boxes to individual rooms. This will make unpacking as simple as possible!
#9 If you have children and pets, ask a family member or friend to look after them so you can focus on the move.
#10 Make sure you organise house and contents insurance so that you’re covered for the duration of your move.
#11 Pack a first night box so that you can easily access essentials such as basic toiletries, change of clothes, towels etc.
#12 Quite often keys can get lost during a move, so as soon as you get the keys to your new place, get a few spare sets cut!
#13 Don’t take on the cleaning by yourself. For a stress-free move call in your nearest cleaning service.
#14 Moving home can be tiring and stressful, so be sure to get a good night’s sleep before the big day!
#15 Carry all important documents, cash and valuables with you on the day to ensure they remain safe.