TIP – Give the removals company a copy of your colour coded floor plan of the new house so that they can easily see what you want in which room. This will save so much time as you don’t have to stand by the front door telling them where to put each item as they bring them in – you can be getting on with other things.

TIP – You could also stick a coloured piece of paper on the door of each room in the new house to make it even easier to move things in

TIP – Large items of furniture can be tagged in the same way, making it less likely that items will be moved into the wrong room – leaving you (hopefully) with less to move by yourself.

TIP – Colour code both the side and the top of each box so that when they are stacked you are able to see what room they are for easily.

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Tip #4 – Take labelling one step further

By this I mean that it’s all very well and good having a pile of boxes in each room that now belong there, but how do you find the things you need straight away vs. those that can wait if you don’t have time to unpack everything immediately?

The trick is to pack an “essentials” box(es) for each room and label it with a star or something so that it’s clearly visible. This means that you know that opening just those boxes will ensure you have what you need first open and ready to go.

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Things to do on moving day

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Tip #5 – Keep the essentials and important stuff with you

On moving day itself, you don’t want to run the risk of not being able to get your hands on what you need when you need it.

You may be delayed actually moving in, and trying to find sleeping items and toiletries etc… in the dark in an unfamiliar house is the last thing you will want to be faced with.

As such, try and pack your own car with all your essential items – things like:-

As soon as you arrive at the new house, you can at least have all the basics to hand – and out of the way in the car until you need them. If the removals are delayed/break down etc… then it won’t be a complete disaster as you can camp out together with bedding and essentials – it could be an adventure!

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Tip #6 – Prioritise

Now you have got all the boxes in the right rooms in the new house – it’s time to work out what you should do first.

This is where overwhelm can still set in if you’re not careful.

Prioritising can really help with this as you want to be sure that you don’t spend 3 hours on day one unpacking all the best china. You are better off spending time on what matters, and what can get you and the rest of the family up and running as quickly as you can.

My list of what I would do first would be something like this:-

At least then you are more likely to be able to function as quickly as you can, and are less likely to run out of time for the important stuff. You could work as far down the list as you can and then leave for another day.

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Tip #7 – Use momentum

Although leaving boxes for another day is very tempting when you have done so much already on move-in day, the trick is to keep going with unpacking while you have the energy and momentum from the move itself.

Leaving boxes for too long means they are likely to become invisible to you after a while, and you may find that you still have them there after months!

TIP – the only exception with leaving items in boxes is if you are planning to redecorate straight away – leaving the less used items packed safely away in that room makes sense.

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moving house tips and tricks to make the move easier. If you are moving house then follow these tips to create an easier moveIf you are moving house in the near future, then I hope that some of these tips and tricks will help you to make move-in day a day to remember, for all the right reasons!

The trick is to plan as much as you possibly can – so that you simply have to follow the plan when the time comes.

This can save so much stress, time and energy on move-in day – and will enable you to get started on living life in your new home that bit faster.

Do you have a tip to share that has helped you when you have moved house? Please let me know by leaving a comment below this post – thanks in advance!


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