Tips for Moving Day
Moving day is stressful – we know and understand. It can be even more stressful if you lose your 3-year-old’s favourite toy in the move. But it can be easier, below are some little tips designed to make your day run that little bit more smoothly when leaving your house and arriving at your new one!
- If you’ve got children or pets moving day can be that little bit worse with them around, trying to look after small children and keep the dog from escaping, all while trying to load everything into the moving van can make things hard work. So ask a friend or relative if they can look after them for the day.
- Nothing’s worse than arriving at your new home and realising it needs a good clean before you can start unpacking – so save yourself a headache and hire cleaners to clean your new home before you move in.
- One of the most valuable tips; keep important documents such as passports, birth certificates, deeds, ownership papers, driving licences, etc. on you. Do not pack these.
- Pack a bag of snacks and drinks, moving day is hard, thirsty work and no doubt you’ll need a little break along the way.
- The last thing you want to do when you arrive at your new home is searching for your bedding, phone chargers, etc. Keep things such as these and towels and toiletries in an obviously marked box, so when you get home you can make your bed, wash the day’s grime off, order some food in and relax.
- The last thing on your to-do list when you move in is doing a big food shop – save yourself the trouble and hassle and order a food shop to be delivered to you, the first morning at your new home.
- When you arrive at your new home, check the electricity, gas, water, heating, phone, fire and security alarms work – you don’t want the stress of not realising how the heating works when it drops a bit chilly on your first night there.
- Move your furniture into your house first – you don’t want to have to re-arrange all of your boxes trying to fit your 3-piece-sofa into the room that looks considerably smaller with all your boxes piled everywhere.
- Lastly, the one thing that many people overlook – keep some light bulbs handy for the lights in your new home. You may have no idea if they have any or if they work; no-one likes stumbling around in the dark.
Hopefully, all of this helps! If you do have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask, otherwise good luck and enjoy your new home!