If you've recently bought a new house and have been spending sleepless nights fretting about the move ever since, then worry no more. The only way to make sure your move is smooth is to take action now so you're fully prepared on your big day, and this means getting organised.
As soon as your contracts have been exchanged, you know that you'll be moving into your new home very soon. The whole process of moving home can take anything from two weeks to three months, depending on the length of the buying and selling process and many other factors.
As moving can, in certain situations, be a lengthy process, office removals or moving home can expose you to high levels of stress for a prolonged period. Taking action to eliminate this risk is therefore important – but how can you make home moves easier to manage?
When you're moving home or office, it's the ideal time to lighten your load by getting rid of the things you don't need or want.
Cleaning and tidying is well known to make people feel happy, relaxed and organised – so sort out your possessions as soon as you can and, by the time moving day comes around, you'll be more than relaxed.
Once you've got your moving date, you need to find a reliable firm that can carry out your move. These days most people's first port of call when looking for tradesman is the Internet, but to make the most of the web you need to do more than a quick search for Warwickshire house removals, for example.
With so many different companies out there, using a search engine will return thousands of results and this can be overwhelming – adding to your stress. Instead, use a price comparison site like The House Removals Company as you'll be able to narrow your search down and look for companies that will cater to your specific needs.
Remember, the best firms will be busy so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get the company you want. It is important that you use professional services such as these and get friends and family to aid you with you move – after all, a problem shared is a problem halved and that means stress levels are sure to drop too.
When you've got your removals company in place you can start planning for your day. Make a list of everything you'll need to do over the next few weeks. You can start packing non essential items straight away and, the more you get packed now, the less you'll have to do later.
Don't forget to include things like informing your telephone, gas and electricity providers of your impending move and switching off mains power and water if necessary.
Your list may seem huge at the start of the moving process, but as you start ticking the jobs off one by one, you'll be able to see the progress you’ve made and how little you have left to do.