Stress-free guide to moving home

There’s a lot to think about when moving home which can make it a stressful experience. However, there are some things that you can do to ensure that the whole process runs smoothly. Here, we provide a stress-free guide to moving home which we hope will help you to keep stress at bay during your house move.

Declutter as you pack

Clutter can build up over the years and the last thing you want to do is to pack up things that you don’t really need and take them to your new home with you. By ensuring that you only put items that you really want to keep into boxes, you can streamline the moving process and save yourself extra unpacking at the other end.

Source a range of packing materials

Different items need to be packed in different ways to ensure that they stay safe during the move, and sourcing a range of packing materials beforehand will prevent delays when you’re trying to get stuff done. Strong cardboard boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and newspaper are all essentials, and if there’s anything a bit unique that needs to be moved it might be that you need to consider finding extra padding or specific protective materials.

Pack a bag of essentials

After a busy day of moving you don’t want to spend the first evening in your new home searching through boxes for your must-have items, so pack a bag of essentials to avoid this. This could include phone chargers, teabags, toiletries, and any medication you might need. You might also want to keep a bottle of water and some snacks to hand which you can grab during the day, as hydrating and refuelling during a house move is very important.

For more tips and tricks, take a look at our handy Moving Home Guide which will help you to take the stress out of moving day.

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