Top Tips For a Stress Free House Move

If you are about to move house, you'll be only too aware of just how much there is to sort out before moving day! With rooms to declutter, boxes to pack, house removal companies to source and contracts to sign, to name just a few tasks, it can certainly feel a little overwhelming. However, with a bit of organisation, you really can minimise the feeling of stress and overwhelm and can enjoy a stress-free house move. 

Here are some top tips to help you get ready to move to your new home. 

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Accept offers of help

Any offers of help on moving day or in the days leading up to it, will be worth their weight in gold! You could make it into a social occasion, for example; everyone helps to pack one box in exchange for a cuppa and a slice of cake! If anyone is willing to offer free childcare for an hour this can be a godsend too. With a bit of help, you'll soon have the boxes filled.

Pack a starter kit

When you get to your new home, the last thing you will want to do is to have to rummage through boxes to find some essentials. Consider packing starter kit containing some useful must-haves that you're likely to need when you arrive. This could include toilet rolls, hand soap, tea bags and snacks, for example.

Hire a removal company

By hiring a local removal service, you will really take the stress out of moving all your items to your new home. Removal companies can load, transport and unload your belongings. Did you know that they can also assist in the packing and unpacking process too? To find one in your area, you can conduct a quick internet search, for example by searching for "cheap removal service in London". 

Colour code the boxes

For each room, decide upon a different coloured sticker and make sure they are placed on the relevant boxes. It will save a lot of time the other end as you will know exactly which boxes are for which room and can place them in the correct rooms right away. This is a great activity for your children to get involved with too! They could even help to choose the stickers for their room.

Keep children entertained

Bored children may result in tears, or mischief which you'll likely have little patience for with everything going on. It can be a long, overwhelming and tiring day for little ones. Pack them a mini goody bag with items such as crayons, sticker books or colouring books to keep them occupied. Or better yet, accept any offers of childcare help! 


You don't have to unpack everything all at once. That's the beauty of the days and weeks to come as you can take time to get to know your new home, arranging it in a way that suits you and your family!

Moving House can be a stressful experience but it certainly doesn't have to be. So if you're looking for the best man and van London, flat pack cardboard boxes to store all your items, a little help on the day or some way to keep the children entertained, you'll be sure to find just what you're looking for with a little prior organisation prior to the big day!

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