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Our top five tips for making moving stress-free

Posted on May 16, 2024 by Miranda

Many people consider moving house to be one of the most stressful life events to navigate. Whilst it can be exciting, all the packing and logistical challenges can quickly make the whole experience feel overwhelming.

However, with the right planning and expert advice, it doesn’t have to be this way.

From careful packing to creating the ultimate survival checklist, there are plenty of helpful tricks that can help keep your moving day on track and remove some of this stress.

We asked our team for their recommendations on how to make your next house move simple and stress free. Keep reading to find out their top tips.

1. Perfect planning

It may sound obvious, but one of the best ways to remove some of the stress of your move is by making a simple schedule and then sticking to it.

Start by booking your moving date well in advance, and then make a step-by-step plan of when you need to get everything done, be that sorting through those boxes in the attic, packing up your unused winter wardrobe, or tackling the ‘messy drawer’.

Try dedicating a day or two to each room, leaving the kitchen and bathroom for last as these contain the things you’re likely to need right up to the last moment.

Don’t forget to contact all your utility suppliers 48 hours before you move out to notify them of your new address so you can get things up and running in your new home as quickly as possible.

2. Bin the clutter

As you go through each room, try to be strategic by throwing away all the things you never use/no longer need.

We recommend using the 3 R’s to help you decide what to do with your unwanted items:

  • Reduce: only buy essentials until you move – remember, you can just as easily put in that order once you’re in your new house.
  • Reuse where possible rather than replacing in the run up to moving day.
  • Recycle anything you no longer need and where appropriate take it to a charity shop

3. Packing for success

We can’t stress enough how important it is to leave yourself plenty of time for packing. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your new home with all your belongings in a jumble because all your packing was done in a last-minute rush.

A room plan and clearly labelled boxes will help your removals team load the van in the best possible way, as well as making it much easier for both you and them to sort boxes into the correct rooms in your new home.

We also find that taking photos of your belongings before disassembling them can be really handy for more complicated items.

Does packing still sound like a pain? Then why not work with a removals company who’ll do it for you!

4. Make a moving survival checklist

To ensure you have quick and instant access to any moving day essentials, we recommend creating a moving survival checklist.

Think about what you’ll want the second you get into your new home, be it food, bedding or toiletries, and put all these things together in a distinctive, easily identifiable bag or box.

Keeping these essentials to hand will help you hit the ground running in your new house.

5. Consider using storage

Using storage can come in very handy at times, particularly, when you need extra space to refurbish your new home, or when you’re downsizing and you simply don’t have room for all your furniture. It is also ideal for an emergency situation, such as if there are delays on a moving date.

Investing in a high quality storage solution will ensure your valuable items are safe and secure at all times, no matter the move.

So why choose ISIS for your move?

At ISIS Removals and Storage, we take pride in delivering a high-quality, reliable, and stress-free service.

We’ll help you plan out your moving journey by sending over one of our experienced moving specialists to create a personalised step-by-step moving plan, so you can relocate with confidence.

Booking your move with us is the best way to ensure your valuable items have a safe journey to their new home.

We’ll cover the packing to take the weight off your shoulders and give you the confidence that your possessions will be handled with care. Planning a move? Get in touch with us today to get started. Call us on 01865 770227 or click for a quote.