Our tips for your House Move

Moving house is widely considered one of the most stressful experiences in life, there are so many things to think about. Whether you are buying or renting, upsizing or downsizing the daunting task of moving into a new home can be quite overwhelming. There is a lot you can do though to reduce the stress on moving day. Below are some tips which might help not only on the day you move, but for the weeks that follow as well.

Packing Tips

Everyone has a different way of packing up their home, and many people do it in several phases. We advise you do a clear-out well in advance of the move, getting rid of anything that isn’t going to be needed or wanted in your new home. Another good thing to do is ensure you separate your items so that they can be placed in clearly labelled boxes room by room ready to put into the new home. If you are going to use a moving service, make sure you book this in advance and have discussions about the services that they offer and therefore know how to prepare prior to moving day.

Sort before you move

Below are something other jobs to consider getting sorted before your move:

  • Electric and Gas Suppliers – it might be worth speaking to your Estate Agent and asking which company the previous owners/tenants used. You can then decide whether to continue with this supplier or choose another.
  • Council Tax – you can contact your local council to discuss the cost of your Council Tax before you move. You can then set up a monthly direct debit.
  • Internet and Phone Lines – you might need to get a specialist booked to set up your internet and phone lines. If this is an essential requirement post move, it is worth booking an appointment in advance as close to your moving day as possible.
  • Insurances – ensure you set up your house and contents insurance before your move.

Visiting your new neighbourhood

If your move is taking you to a new village, town or city it is worth taking some weekend trips to visit before your move. Have a walk around your new neighbourhood and the local area, this will help you find your new favourite coffee shop, parks, pubs and supermarkets before you have even moved, making your new place feel like home more quickly. This is especially good for families with children to get them feeling comfortable in their new surroundings.

Rope in family and friends

It is always worth getting some extra help with your house move, so where you can, ask your family or friends to lend a hand. Give them projects that you feel comfortable with, such as building furniture, unwrapping china and get items out of boxes. You might find that on moving day having some extra people to help will make the experience a lot less stressful and even enjoyable.