9 Simple Moving Day Tips for Home Buyers

February, 2016

It’s no surprise that moving home is regularly voted as one of life’s most stressful events. So, if you’re here because you’re about to finalise your move, pack up, and move in to your new home, congratulations – getting to this stage isn’t easy.

To help you along a bit, we’ve put together a list of 9 simple moving day tips for home buyers. We hope they’ll help you on the big day, good luck!

1. Be Prepared 

Checklists should be your new best friends. Leaving everything until the last minute is a recipe for disaster. If you’re serious about having a hassle-free move, it’s never too early to find out how to redirect mail or compare removal costs.

2. Book Early

Your move should be an adventure, not a nightmare. Whether you’re transporting a little or a lot, booking moving services in advance is highly recommended if you want to avoid doing everything yourself.

3. Get Confirmation

Don’t leave anything to chance. If you’ve booked a moving company or man with a van, make sure you call to confirm your booking one week before your move date, and then again the day before. Booking errors are surprisingly common and can bring plans to a sudden halt.

4. Research Movers

If you’ve decided to get help from a removals company ALWAYS check their credentials. You care about your belongings, so make sure they will too.

5. Get a Helping Hand

Think long and hard before you decide to tackle a house move alone – recruit a few friends or moving specialists instead.  Having help at hand when it comes to getting the double bed through your new front door and up the stairs could mean the difference between sinking into a comfortable bed at 9pm, and curling up on the lumpy downstairs sofa at 3am. 

6. Plan Your Packing

There’s no excuse not to get the basics packed away well in advance. Spending a few hours every weekend packing away items you don’t use often, like old books, albums, and winter clothes, will ensure you’re not dashing around on your moving day. Don’t forget that dismantling furniture takes time, too!

7. Label Everything

It’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of a move when you’re packing, but don’t forget to organise and label your boxes. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up spending the first month in your new home searching for your favourite jacket. Invest in a few good quality permanent markers and plenty of packing boxes.

8. Pack Snacks

Stock up on ‘grab-and-go’ food for the day. It could be a day or so before you can cook your first hot meal in your new home, so having a few snacks around will keep your energy levels up and make sure you don’t go hungry on your first night.

9. Buy Lightbulbs

Don’t get caught out when the sun goes down. Have a few handy just in case the previous owners decided to take them.

Planning a move in north Manchester or south-east Lancashire?

If you’re searching for your dream home, Weale and Hitchen can help. We’ve been matching people with properties for 25 years. You can find Weale & Hitchen branches in Bury, Holcombe Brook, Ramsbottom, Harwood and Rawtenstall. For friendly, professional advice from people who care, get in touch today or visit one of our branches for a chat. Thank you for visiting!

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