Moving home is extremely stressful at the best of times. It is important that the correct amount of preparation goes into guaranteeing everything runs smoothly when the day comes. There is a number of things that you will need to remember and this guide was put together to help you and your family move happily.

When To Move
Fridays and bank holidays are often a bad time to move unless you book a removal firm well in advance. This is because removal firms are in high demand during these peak times and may actually even charge more as a result. To reduce stress, choose an off-peak time such as mid-week. Choosing a time when there is less traffic on the road also makes it a lot quicker and easier. Consider taking a day off work to allow you time to avoid the traffic and allows you to have a whole day of moving.

Prepare Well
The actual move is going to be stressful; whatever way you look at it, there is little point in denying this fact. Your goal is to simply minimize the amount of stress by taking the following precautions:

  • Request (or beg) friends and families to come round and help you when the day comes. There is never going to be too much assistance when it comes to moving all of your possessions from one house to another.
  • If you need a removal company to assist with the move, which the majority of you will, make sure you do your research. Find out who is offering the cheapest, but most efficient service before calling the first company you come across.
  • Ensure your possessions are insured for transit if you go with a removal firm. Most of them do, but it is essential that you double check.
  • Consider hiring a professional cleaner to clean your new home. It is much easier to clean a house that has nothing inside it. This makes it the perfect scenario to do a full clean of your house before you move into it.

Moving home is going to be a long day of lifting and moving. The stress that comes with moving house is something that you can’t avoid. Just make sure that you prepare well and you will minimize this stress. Following this guide will allow you to minimise that stress and carry out your moving day in an efficient manner.