Moving house can be exciting! However, it can also be one of life’s most stressful events, with people losing their minds or hair with anxiety over the logistics of it all.

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Below are a few tips that are sure to make your move stress free!

Get Organised

The sooner you start getting yourself organised the better. As a wise man once said, “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”.  A good place to start is by noting everything you need to do down on a nice simple to do list.

Items on this list will include buying packing materials, organise help, start packing, notify banks and other utility providers about your change of address etc.

Declutter And Pack Wisely

Have a good clear out before you pack anything. You can give these to family or friends, donate them to charity or sell them on eBay or Gumtree for some extra cash.

Buy plenty of moving materials such as bubble wrap, tape and boxes. You can find them easily on sites like eBay and Amazon.

Pack fragile and heavy items using bubble wrap and boxes. For clothes and lighter items, laundry bags are excellent as you can fit a lot in them and they are much easier to carry than boxes

Label your boxes correctly, so you know which contents are inside and which room a box belongs to. This will save you time when unpacking.

Don’t forget to switch off and defrost the fridge and freezer at least a day before.

Find Professional Help

Organise professional help for your moving day, to help take the stress out of it. You can get numerous quotes for free online by using websites like Shiply.com (a delivery comparison site). Shiply matches you with delivery companies making similar trips.

When dealing with moving companies, make sure your inventory is accurate to avoid extra charges on the day.

It’s equally important to confirm the type of service you are getting before going ahead with a quote. A two-man service is always going to be more expensive than a one man and a van service.

Have Fun 

Now that you are finally in your new home, you can relax, celebrate and break open the vino! Maybe even have a little party to mark the occasion.

Moving is a new chapter so enjoy every minute of creating your new home.