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How to prepare for a stress-free moving day

Just keep calm and carry on

Let’s face it, no one enjoys moving day. Packing up your entire life into boxes can seem daunting but it really doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together some handy tips to make your moving day a relative breeze…

Clear your schedule
It’s a bit of a ‘no brainer’ but make sure that moving is the only thing you’re doing that day. Avoid that tempting spot of lunch with friends, popping into work for a quick conference call or anything else. Nothing else matters, It’s going to be a very busy day so it’s best to keep your schedule clear of any distractions and focus on the job in hand.

Time for a sort out?
Moving house is expensive. Why add to the cost by paying to move things you do not need or use anymore? We all have things in our homes that have seen better days or hardly ever use. Now is the time to de-clutter and start afresh! So before you start packing, go through every nook and cranny in your home and be ruthless!

Plan your new home
Deciding in advance where you want your current furniture to go in your shiny new home is a real time saver. You can always change your mind late but have an idea of where you want everything to go as this not only makes the removers job a lot easier but ultimately yours in the long run.

Pack an overnight bag
It’s something that’s often overlooked, but make sure you pack an overnight bag with your pyjamas, toiletries and a change of clothes for the next day and what ever else you think you may need. The last thing you want to be doing after a long day is rummaging through boxes looking for your toothbrush.

Try to Relax!
Finally, when moving day arrives, try and relax before the craziness ensues. Get up early and go for a walk, grab a coffee and try to enjoy the last few hours in your soon to be old home. When the removers arrive, make sure you oversee the packing process. If you can’t personally, ask someone you trust to do it. This will make the whole day a lot more relaxing for you and the removers.

At the very least, it's going to be a day of mixed emotions but it really doesn’t have to be a stressful time.