How to Successfully Prepare For a House Move

6 Tips To Get You Started

Successfully prepare for a house move
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How to move home successfully

A house move is never considered some what of a fun time for most of us. Unless you’re rich enough to employ people to do everything for you, there’s a lot of work ahead, and lots of deep breaths needed to prevent the stress becoming overwhelming. 

This makes the need to improve our home moving experience as much as possible. At SlothMove, we want to change the way the UK moves home. If you’re in the process of moving home, make sure you check out our free online change of address form.


Alongside this, there are definitely things you can do to help your house move be as successful as possible, and to help you be well prepared. Here are our top 6 tips to help you prepare for a house move.

Submit to stress

Sometimes we try so hard to avoid stress, we can beat ourselves up for feeling stressed. The fact is, a house move is going to be stressful at times. According to Mental Health, 74% of adults have felt stressed to the point where they were unable to cope at some point last year.

There’s plenty that can be done to minimise that, but it will still be there simply because it is a stressful process. Submit to that fact and don’t beat yourself up for feeling a bit tense at times, it is completely normal and it won’t last forever.

Get in touch early

Whether you need to book a self storage unit, book a removals company, or you need to book the cat into a cattery, the earlier you can do it, the more likely you can choose the right company for your needs. If you are a first time buyer, get started here.

Getting started early is especially true if you plan to move during the busiest moving season: spring and summer and on a Friday or Saturday. Getting in touch early will actually enable you to reduce your costs as the sooner you book it, the better price.

Start packing

Leaving packing to the last minute can only be a recipe for disaster. You might forget things, you might pack things badly and that can leave the contents open to being damaged. You may end up having to rush packing in the last week before moving when you need to be doing other things. The sooner you can start packing, the easier the process will be.

Label everything

Label everything, even if it seems like too much at the time. Write instructions, where the items need to go, what the item is, what it goes with – anything you can think of. Boxes and bags can never be over labelled.

end up having to rush packing in the last week before moving when you need to be doing other things. The sooner you can start packing, the easier the process will be.

Keep the children happy

The children may be a bit worried when you are moving, they might play up, they might just get a bit bored at times when you have to be doing adult stuff to keep everything on plan. To keep them happy, and enable you to get everything done, try and involve them when you can. Get them to label things or, collect toys out of the garden, or pack a box for the self storage unit. Whatever keeps them feeling important. When you’re moving house with young kids they need entertainment so keep a box of toys and other things ready to catch their attention when you need to be focusing on other things.

Final thoughts

These six tips should help you prepare for a house move. Remember there is no perfect process, but there is a lot you can do to help things run smoothly. Usually, being organised, prepared and getting things done early are really great rules to stick by during this time.  Remember, if you’re moving home and you need to change address on driving licence or update TV licence address you can get started below.

It will get stressful, but with your efforts, soon enough you and your family will be making memories in your beautiful new place.

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