Moving Home Tips

Moving home tips to reduce your stress

Moving home tips are on my mind after our recent house move. Moving home can be a huge source of stress and a little thinking of things in advance along with some home comforts when you arrive can make all the difference.

Moving home tips

1. Ensure you have changed your address with all the important people like the bank, doctor, schools, employers and so on. Notify the Royal Mail to set up a mail redirection service to ensure all correspondence arrives at your new home.

2. Place all important documents in a safe place that is easily accessible on arrival at your new home.

3. Colour-code or label which boxes and bits of furniture go in which room at your new place. It cuts down the time spent unpacking considerably.

4. Contact all utility and other suppliers and pay off any outstanding bills.

5. Prepare a moving day kit. The contents will vary but might mean ensuring you have access to a first aid kit, comfy bedding and the ability to eat and drink. If you have children, making sure they can be entertained easily will also reduce stress significantly.

6. If you need the help, look at hiring professional removal firms. Different firms will offer different services; for example, some firms may be specialists at moving furniture, whereas other companies like Cars Relo specialise in vehicle relocation. Make sure you look for the right service that meets your needs.

7. Tap into any support you have available to help with children and pets. People are not always quick to offer but that does not mean they would not help if you asked them.

8. Check out where things are in your new area such as schools, doctors, town hall and churches.

9. Have a deadline in mind for when you will stop working and plan a treat whether a movie, a meal out, a takeaway or something that will signify the first part of the move is complete.

10. Invest in some items that will turn the new house into a home.

11. Ensure your home is kept safe. Check out Smarthome Panasonic a modern wireless home security system that monitors and protects your property in minutes. Whether you want to keep an eye on your house while you are away, or simply switch your appliances on and off, with the Smart Home you can do so from the comfort and convenience of your phone or tablet. It also notifies you as soon as a window or door is opened, giving you ultimate peace of mind.

12. Remember to enjoy your new home and take your time – everything does not need to be unpacked immediately.

What are your moving home tips?




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  • Emma: Ettie and Me

    This is such a great post and needs to be bookmarked somewhere for when the stressful time comes!! I’ll tweet it so I at least have a record of it somewhere 😉 #dreamteam

  • Jennifer Gladwin

    Fantastic tips! We moved house more time than I care to remember before buying this one and I completely agree with asking people to help. Most people are happy to help!

  • Alana - Burnished Chaos

    Great list. The last time we moved we got a company in to help and their box labelling skills left a lot to be desired and all our wine glasses arrived with the stems broken so I’d definitely take over that job myself if we ever did it again. And having an essentials box with the kettle, teabags and mugs etc in that you keep with you and not the delivery van is a big one!

  • Annette, 3 Little Buttons

    These are great tips. I would also definitely recommend a moving day kit. It can really save tears on the day, as once everything is boxed up, it’s in and not coming back out for anyone. PS. LOVE your new blog header 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with the #DreamTeam x

  • The Pramshed

    There are some brilliant tips here. We’ve just moved house recently and I was nodding along to all of these. I would also add to this list preparing your children for the move as well, by explaining to them what’s happening. We gave our daughter a present on moving day which seemed to settle her. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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