Take the Stress out of Moving House

moving house keysIs moving house one of the most stressful things you can do? Well, the jury’s out on that one. Some reports say yes, it’s more stressful than relationship breakdowns or job moves. Others say no, compared to life threatening illness or war, it doesn’t even factor. I guess it depends on the questions asked. One thing is for sure, whether it’s top of the list or just one of those things that has to happen at some point, when moving house there will be some level of stress encountered.

When moving house, there are so many things to consider before you’ve even sealed the deal on a new property. What are the local schools like? What are the local health services like? How long will my commute to work be? Is there good public transport? Are there good childcare facilities close by? Gyms, sports clubs – the list goes on.

Once you’ve got all that covered, found a property and got past the stress of actually signing on the dotted line the actual move comes next. There are more decisions to be made! The key to taking the stress out of the move is to prepare. There are some things that will need to be decided and arranged well before your moving date and other things that will have to wait until the day of the move. Make yourself checklists and keep an eye on what needs to be done next. Continue reading

10 Things to Remember when Moving House

picture of family moving houseMoving house – the average person will do this eight times in their lifetime. That’s eight removal vans, eight changes of address and eight near nervous breakdowns as a result ! And no matter how many times we move, we always forget something.

The best way to avoid overlooking something that needs to be done when you are moving house, is to make a detailed list. Make sure you compile the list in plenty of time. You might need multiple lists, but don’t leave anything until the last minute if you want your house move to go smoothly. Continue reading

The essential moving house checklist

moving house checklistMoving house can be the most stressful time of your life.

Estate agents, solicitors, searches, deposits and removal companies are all words that we dread when it comes to moving house.

The process can be never ending and by the time you pick up the keys, your head is befuddled.

So, remember, before the final push, make a final check-list of those useful items that you could need on the big day.

Here are 10 useful items that will make moving house more enjoyable

1. By the time you’ve arrived at your new home, you are sure to be tired and hungry. Make sure you have plenty of milk, tea, coffee and small snacks to keep you going whilst you unload and sort out what goes where. Continue reading