Top tips for a smooth house move

They say moving house is one of the most stressful things you will ever do, but if you are looking for a hassle-free and quick house sale these top tips will help to help your move to go smoothly.

  1. Start early

As soon as you decide to put your house on the market you can start prepping for your move.  Of course, there are a lot of tasks that need to be left until you have a confirmed moving date, but there are also simple tasks that can be started at an earlier stage.


Decluttering, spring cleaning and packing up some of your less-frequently used items can all kick-start your moving prep and reduce the pressure you’ll feel as moving day approaches.  Decluttering is not just the first step in packing up your home, it will also help you to secure a buyer.


  1. Involve the whole family

They say ‘many hands make light work’, and never is that more true than when it comes to moving house.


If you have children, getting them involved with the move preparation will help them to process the changes that will be happening, and there will always be age-appropriate tasks they can help with.


  1. Write a plan

One of the most common causes of stress during a house move is a lack of communication.  Make sure everyone’s on the same page by putting together a plan for the move that can be shared with anyone assisting with the move.  Include key timings, important phone numbers and any other information you feel will be helpful.


  1. Pack a box of essentials

Packing a box of essential items for the first night will eliminate the need to go riffling through boxes looking for your kettle and teabags.  Include overnight essentials, everything you need to make a well-earned cuppa on arrival and information about local takeaways ready for your first meal in your new home.


  1. Accept help

When it comes to moving day, be ready and willing to accept any help that is offered.  Friends and family will be only too happy to lend a hand, whether that’s in terms of childcare, moving furniture or providing a meal for your first evening.  Any help that is offered will take a little more pressure off you and help the move go more smoothly.

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