7 tips for a stress-free move

It’s often said that moving to a new house is one of the most stressful things you can do. But while it is a significant day, with a little planning there is a lot you can do to take the pressure off and make sure everything goes according to plan. Here are just a few things that we find most helpful…

Buy a new home

We may be biased, but there’s no question that there are a lot of advantages to buying a newly built home. Things like having no upward chain (or no chain at all depending on your current living situation) and finding everything clean and immaculate when you arrive, can all help ease the pressure of moving day.

Declutter well before the big day

Whether you’re selling your current home or moving from rented accommodation, it’s still a good idea to have a good clear out of anything you no longer want or need before moving day. The less you have to take, the quicker and easier it will be to pack up and move it all.

Hire professional movers

A professional moving company will play an important role in making sure moving day is smooth sailing. For that reason, it’s a good idea to book yours well in advance. Read reviews and get a couple of quotes if you need to.

Don’t forget to pack a moving day bag

In the excitement of moving day, it’s easy to pack something you might need later on. Having a separate bag for things like your mobile phone and even the kettle for on-the-day tea-making, can all help make the day more easy-going.

Get a pet sitter

The last thing you want to worry about on moving day is a dog escaping through an open door or the cat getting under everyone’s feet. So if you have furry members of the family, it’s a good idea to keep them safely out of the way on moving day. Not only will it be less stressful for them, it means less worry for you.

Have fun pre-planning the little details

At William Davis, we offer a ‘soft furnishings’ package which allows you to choose all the little touches for your new home – from carpets to curtain poles – before you arrive. It means from the moment you walk through the front door, it feels like home.

Book some time off

Even if moving day goes according to plan, it can leave you feeling exhausted. So if you can, have some time off work to unpack and get settled. It takes some of the pressure off moving day and gives you some precious time and space to make yourself at home.

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