There’s no denying the idea of moving home can be very exciting. However, the actual process of moving can be an intimidating and stressful experience for most people. To help with this, we have put together some useful tips to make your move more enjoyable and less stressful.

1. Make a checklist to stay organised


It can often feel like there’s too much to remember during the run up to your move. So, before you start packing it’s a good idea to write a moving “to-do” list. This is a great way to keep track of all those easily forgotten jobs such as notifying your bank and utility

companies of your new address. It’s also handy to write down any moving supplies you need to purchase – for example: boxes, packaging tape, permanent markers, cleaning products.

Moving Checklist

2. Organise and declutter to reduce stress

Label Moving boxes

Don’t be a hoarder! When you start the packing process it’s always ideal to have a charity box nearby. Fill this box with any items that you won’t need or use in your new home. Fewer boxes will not only be less stressful, but it will also give you a little more breathing and furniture building space once you move in.

Pack one room at a time; this way your boxes will be nice and organised with items that belong in the same room.


3. Label, label, label

Grab a permanent marker and make sure you are labelling every single box. It is important be specific about the contents of the box instead of simply writing the room it belongs to. For example, “utensils, pots, pans for kitchen”. This will make it a lot easier to keep track of everything and you will be able to check that boxes are placed in their designated rooms.

To avoid any damage to delicate or sentimental items, you’ll want to make sure you label the appropriate boxes with “FRAGILE” on all sides.

4. Keep furniture screws, bolts and fixings safe

When you’re dismantling furniture, always make sure you keep all the screws, bolts, and fixings in the same place. Ideally, put everything into a clearly labelled bag so you know exactly which piece of furniture they belong to. This will make reassembling furniture in your new home a much quicker process and less stressful.


5. Pack a separate overnight bag to save stress

When you arrive at your new home, you’re going to want to access any important documents and daily necessities with ease. Documents such as passports, birth certificates, driving licences and tax paperwork can be stored safely in one file.

You will also want to pack items such as toiletries, phone chargers, bath towel and toilet paper so you can fall straight into bed at the end of the busy day. Water bottles and provisions to make hot drinks are also a good idea to ensure you keep well-hydrated.

Moving Home

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