Moving House Tips

How to move house... ...without adding years to your life!

Everybody moves house at some stage, and everyone knows the stresses and strains that are inherent with the logistical nightmare that is moving house. Here are some tips that can help.

Planning - Totally obvious but plan as far in advance as you can. Planning too much is much less of a problem than planning too little!

Dates - Try to sort out dates first. This will dictate most of the planning – whether to store your belongings, whether to get accommodation before moving in or whether you can move straight in.

Packing - Try packing little by little rather than in one mad dash – it can make the whole thing seem less daunting if you chip away until most of the works been done.

Storage - Try to avoid expensive storage options if you can. If something goes wrong and you need to store things for much longer than intended it can be COSTLY. Never Store absolute junk! Some companies can help you throw away or even recycle anything that you don’t need or use. Any old furniture or bulky items that may not have a home in your new place can be blissfully “cleared” and never bother you again!

Exchanging contracts - Be sure not to underestimate the delays and delay tactics you might encounter. It’s only done and dusted when the fat lady sings!

Moving in - Once again, you may have the keys to your new home, but there is still much to do! The excitement may push you through the final phase without too much stress, but don’t forget there are still phone lines, Broadband, names on Bills to change and much, much more!