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Iceni Magazine | April 24, 2018

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Five tips on how to have a stress-free move

5 Tips For A Stress-Free Move

Moving house can be incredibly stressful and challenging. With the average person moving home five times in their lifetime, you’ll want to ensure that each time it goes as smooth as possible.

Here are our top tips to ensure that your move is stress-free.

1. Budget

Moving house can be very expensive, especially if it is your first time moving – there will be a great deal of costs you perhaps haven’t even considered. If you are a little unsure on costings take a look at the moving house cost calculator by ReallyMoving.com, which will give you an idea of what you will need to account for.

2. Give yourself enough time

You need to give yourself enough time to get organised and make a moving schedule that you can stick to. For a general idea of when aspects of your move should take place, have a look at The Balance’s move timeline.

Starting the process as early as possible will give you the chance to properly go through your belongings and produce an inventory of what you’ll be taking with you and what you don’t really need anymore. This way you can also pack away your items carefully, therefore ensuring there is less chance of things getting damaged. If you have the time, pace yourself – don’t leave it all to the last minute.

3. Labels, labels and more labels

Every single box you pack needs to be clearly labelled for your move. This will make your moving process smooth and nothing will get misplaced along the way. You can easily find things when unpacking and you know which box needs to go in which room when you arrive.

4. End of tenancy clean

If you are moving out of rented housing, an end of tenancy clean is a must if you want to ensure you get your deposit back. It means that the house is clean and ready for the new tenant moving in. It’s recommended that you don’t do this big clean yourself, but instead hire a recognised expert – and you don’t have to use the company your landlord or letting agent suggests.

Molly Maid, for example, is a professional cleaning company who provides a comprehensive end of tenancy cleaning service. You can see a full list of what they offer at mollymaid.co.uk.           

5. Consider using a professional removal company                 

You might be tempted to do it all yourself just to save yourself a little bit of money but hiring a removal company will help take a lot of the stress out of your moving day. If this is an option for you, make sure you choose a professional and reliable company with a good reputation.

These people will be handling your belongings, so you should feel like you can trust them. Read reviews online and speak to them directly before agreeing to their services. Having this kind of support will really put your mind – and back – at ease and make for a much smoother moving experience.                                                                                                                                       

Remember moving home is never going to be plain sailing, but just take your time and embrace this new chapter in your life. It’ll take you a little while to get used to the new space before it begins to feel like your own – but give it time, it will all fall into place.


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