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25 STRESS BUSTING TIPS FOR MOVING DAY

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MOVING TIP #12 – LEAVE A NOTE FOR THE NEW OWNERS OF YOUR OLD HOUSE

When you close the door on your old house for the last time, it’s a great idea to leave the new owners a welcome pack.

Write a card welcoming them to their new home, leave a bottle of wine, and also leave a folder with any paperwork for the house inside such as warranties, guarantees, plans etc…).

It’s also worth leaving a list of useful points about your house such as where the stopcock is, what the alarm code is, any issues that you know of such as leaky tap or faulty switch, and any trades that you use that they may want to contact such as window cleaner and milkman.

It’s a lovely touch, and would be exactly what you would love to see in your new house I’m sure.

If you are thinking that this will take lots of time to do, it may actually save you time in the long run because you won’t have several calls from the new owners asking you about things in the weeks that follow the move.

 

MOVING TIP #13 – MAKE A CHECKLIST OF NUMBERS TO CALL TO GET UTILITIES SWITCHED INTO YOUR NAME

When you move, there will be a whole host of numbers to call to get your address changed.

Some of these are really important to do on day one – especially if you need things installed or turned on like sky TV, WIFI, broadband, utilities etc…. – so make a list of who you need to call and order them by priority.

 

MOVING TIP #14 – SET UP MAIL FORWARDING

It’s always worth setting up mail forwarding from your old address, and I advise doing this for 1 year.

A year will see all important dates, so you will know if any relatives or friends don’t have your new address if they send cards to the old one, or whether you have forgotten to change addresses for anything.

It also saves the new owners having to be put out by posting things onto you, which they may or may not do.

TIP – leave a note in your old house to say you have set up mail forwarding, but give your new address and contact details just in case anything should be sent to the old house in error – that way you are covered from all angles.

 

MOVING TIP #15 – ORGANISE AN ONLINE FOOD SHOP FOR DAY 2

The last thing you will really want to do is move lots of food – especially fresh/frozen food.

You will no doubt have tried to use up as much as possible in the cupboards before moving day, and as such you will have minimal foods once in your new house.

It’s therefore worth taking some stress away and organising an online food delivery** for day 2 of your move. That way you know that you will be able to stock up without leaving the house, and you only have to sort out food for moving day and the morning after.

 

MOVING TIP #16 – GET SOMEONE TO LOOK AFTER KIDS & PETS

Although you will want your children and pets to feel at home as soon as possible, it’s worth having them looked after for the bulk of the moving day.

You will be stressed and have 101 things to do, and the last thing you will want to deal with is entertaining children, or worrying that they (or your pets) are going to get hurt etc….

Have someone look after them until you have at least some of your new house looking like your home, and then get them back!

Depending on your child, you may want to unpack their bedroom(s) first so that they feel at home as soon as possible, or they may prefer to be a part of this themselves. Whatever you decide, I would definitely advise leaving at least their box that they packed up (see tip #10) for them to sort out, as this will make them feel a part of things.

 

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Oh, we are SO rocking this moving lark! – ready for some tips for the day before you go?…

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9 Responses to 25 STRESS BUSTING TIPS FOR MOVING DAY

  1. john billows Jul 11, 2017 at 12:37 am #

    Me and my family are moving next month and are dreading moving all of our stuff to the new house. I like your tip to consider moving some of the heavier furniture into storage when you move. That why you can worry about it later, and it won’t get in your way when moving everything else.

    • Chrissy Halton Jul 12, 2017 at 10:50 am #

      Glad it helps! – good luck with the move!

  2. Ryan Gow Mar 16, 2017 at 8:20 am #

    Almost complete moving house checklist. Sorting out items first can help to know the number of boxes that will need. Always keep valuable items with you no matter how reliable the removals company.

  3. Nicole Brooks Feb 26, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    These are definitely good tips! 🙂 I am planning to move to another apartment soon and the fact that I live alone with my two dogs makes me think that I will forget to do something or I will not really do it that good. I need your tips! Thank you for sharing this with me. Lately, I am spending time reading more tips about what not to do when move house.:) I found them quite funny! Here is one infographic that I am even planning to print an put on my wall before the move: http://visual.ly/5-things-not-do-when-moving-house

  4. ecobox Nov 15, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

    These kinds of amazing tips and ideas can really make your move stress free.

  5. Chrissy @ Organise My House Jun 17, 2015 at 10:20 pm #

    Great idea Nicholas – thanks for adding!

  6. Jasper Aug 17, 2014 at 7:16 am #

    Often, relocation is a daunting task. But, with innovative and humorous ideas, you can make it stress-free. When you choose a professional moving company, you don’t have to worry about your belongings and heavy luggage. Pack some clothes in a colourful box for your children, it will keep them engaged and will be a matter of fun. Counting your luggage and boxes is your task; you must take care of it carefully.

  7. Packers and Movers in Kolkata Apr 28, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    house moving is not an easy task it need lot of effort into it to make the home shifting a smoother one. or we need to contact a reliable packers and movers company.

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