Useful Advice When Moving Home

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Hello darlings

People often say that one of the most stressful things that the average person does in their lifetime is moving home. As a person who has had to move more times than I care to remember I can totally attest to that! There are many different things that you need to take care of when moving house and it is because there is so much that people sometimes overlook or forget certain things like cancelling the milk. When you prepare and plan your move, you can help to reduce a lot of the stress and also ensure that you do not forget anything and here is some advice to get you started.

Make A Checklist

The first thing that you will need to do is to sit down and create a checklist of all of the different things that you need to do. 

· Inform banks and creditors

· Inform Utilities

· Inform doctors and dentists

· Arrange quotes from moving companies

· Cleaning

· Cancelling subscriptions

Create yourself a list of all of the different tasks that you need to do and work your way through them one at a time. When you have a list of all of the various tasks you can then start to look at things such as finding a reputable and reliable moving company. 

Shop Around For Quotes

It is always worthwhile starting to get ready for moving home as early as you can, although often you cannot get a confirmed date if you have to wait for your house to sell first. You will need to use the internet and search for all of the local removal companies to your location. It is easy to find removals Bristol homeowners have worked with, but you will need to research each company and see what their reputation is. You will not be able to get a quote over the telephone, and you will need to arrange an appointment for someone to come around and assess the amount of space your possessions will need to be moved. When you receive the quotes, compare them carefully and see what is included and what is not, as well as the level of insurance that is on offer.

Read The Small Print

It cannot be stressed enough that you need to read any agreement properly before signing it as you need to know what to expect come the day of your move. Find out whether you need to pack your possessions yourself, or if this is included in the charge, and also see if you need to pay additional fees for the packing materials. When choosing a company to transport all of your possessions to your new home, make sure that you choose one that is a certified member of a reputable association such as the British Association of Removers.

Always Have Contingencies In Place

To make sure that you cover all possibilities, you should make allowances for things not going according to plan, and an excellent example of this is the weather. You may need to think about getting plenty of plastic sheets in to cover all of the boxes as you move them from your home to the truck, and they will help stop the boxes becoming damaged if it rains. Always have a backup plan, and your house move will be as stress-free as it possibly can be.

Lots of love

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  1. Moving homes is definitely something really hard and stressful especially the packing. Great tips!

  2. Yes, I love your tips! My husband is in the military so we move every few years. It can be rather stressful, that's for sure.

    1. I bet you have some tricks of your own after moving so often!

  3. This information will be of great use to me in the upcoming months as we plan to downsize and move into a condo. I'm overwhelmed just thinking about it.

    1. Take a few breaths! It's going to be ok, but it's not easy!

  4. you shared this at aright time, when we are planning to shift our house. This will be for sure helpful to me, as of now we have just asked for quotes and are reading on the agreements. Thanks

  5. Getting quotes and doing your research is indeed so important! Also I couldnt agree more, a good list always helps!

  6. A very big stress indeed .I have moved 6 homes and it was mad.Always having a plan C helped.

  7. Moving is so stressful. I wish I had made an actual list of the things that needed to be done instead of just winging it. We moved just over a year ago and I pray we never have to again.

    1. I hope we don't move again too, so stressful!

  8. I really like these tips.I experienced moving home few times in my life.Always it was a messy thing to remind even.Glad you reminded these tips...

  9. Informative post on minimal living as well... I've only experienced one move to this day and it was from my home country to the US.. we're thinking of moving to a new apartment some time next year so this will be very handy

  10. I have no lived at home since I was 14 and I could never ever again. Whenever I visit my parents, I love it for about 2, MAYBE 3 days, and then I am bored and ready to get back to MY life! But I love them, and will always take brief visits!


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