Tips To Remember On The Day You Move Into Your New Home

One of the most stressful challenges you encounter in life, along with divorce and bereavement is moving home.

One of the key considerations for moving home is the actual move day. There are a lot of things to remember and plan in advance to ensure that day goes as smoothly as possible and this post covers some of these considerations.

Firstly label the boxes with the room and contents, you will thank me later! It is also important that the cars arrive before the vans so that someone is there to open the house and unload the smaller items. The removal men can then pack up the last of the boxes. Start loading smaller and essential items into the cars and when you arrive at the new home you can start unloading these essentials straight away, a kettle and tea bags are some such essentials. All boxes should be labelled, so drop them into their allocated rooms accordingly. Once the vans arrive, unload the large furniture and place them in the house roughly where you want them to stay, then move everything else into the room later on.

When selecting a removal company ensure you pick a local business that covers your area, for example in London if you’re looking for Chelsea removals then spend a good amount of time looking around and finding out which companies cover that specific area, and what charges may be incurred if you cross the distance threshold.

If on the move day the weather is wet/muddy, put down sheets (or flattened cardboard boxes) to prevent mess and muddy boots as a lot of people will be coming in and out of your property. The last thing you want is muddy boots on your new carpet. Some people use plastic slip-ons to make this process a little easier, but still, this involves a lot of taking off and on every time you enter the house.

Now is the time to begin unpacking the rooms in order of use, but remember from the previous step the kettle is always the most important item; be sure in your essential kit you have tea bags, milk, coffee and biscuits! Try to remember to take photos of the current meter readings, and introduce yourselves to the neighbours when you get a moment's rest.

One of the most important rooms to setup is the bedroom, make sure your bed has been assembled and that you have your curtains up. There is nothing worse than going to bed after a busy move day without any curtains up. Streetlights and early morning sunlight is not a welcome guest after a busy day.

Lastly, once you’re in your new home source a fine local takeaway to celebrate! You will be fairly tired and maybe still a little stressed after a long day moving so you won't want to cook.

The rest of the house can be unpacked at your own pace in the coming days and weeks. Pat yourself on the back for successfully moving house and navigating one of life’s major stresses relatively pain-free.

Websites that can help with your move

For more information on moving home in and around the London area, visit the Ward Thomas website one of the most established removal firms in the city, with celebrity clients and public figures on their books as past clients.

Do you have any house moving tips?

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  1. Lovely tips here. I should remember these when next I move.

  2. So many good pointers. A friend of mine who moved recently hired a company to come in, do all the packing and then deliver everything to their new home, sounded amazing x

    1. That sounds like an interesting option, to take the hassle out of the day.

  3. We paid someone to pack and unpack us. With 2 small children it was the best thing ever, especially when they built our beds!

  4. The first thing we set up when we move house is the kettle - it's a must!

  5. Labelling the boxes seems so simple but I'm sure lots of people forget! Imagine the nightmare of having to open every single box to find out what's in it..

  6. I agree I have been labeling boxes to help me move so that I know what everything is in each box. I have less than a week gulp!