Top tips for moving day

Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things you can do in life. So with that in mind we’ve compiled a list of nine top tips to make moving into your dream home easier.

1) Timing

This seems like common sense but try not to leave packing until the last minute. Start packing as soon as you feel you can and take your time.

2) Packing

Get the packing right and you’ll really see the benefits when you’re moving in. Focus on packing room by room, it makes life easier when unpacking in your new home and means you won’t get overwhelmed.

3) Clear out

Moving house provides a fantastic opportunity to de-clutter and get rid of some of the items you’ve not worn, not watched or not used recently. If you’ve not used it in the last six months why keep it, you could donate it, sell it or bin it - the choice is yours.

4) Overpacking

Don’t overload the boxes, remember you or someone else is going to have to carry it. A top tip is to put heavy things into small boxes and fill the big boxes with lighter items.

5) Call in help

Whether it’s friends, family or professional movers don’t be afraid to call in some support for the big day. If you're using professional movers remember that you’ll need to contact them in plenty of time to book in.

6) Plan

Print a floor plan of your new home (or if you feel creative draw it out on graph paper), this will allow you to decide where everything is going in your new house in advance.

7) Let people know

The council, bank, GPs, work, these are just some of the people you need to notify that you’re moving address. It’s best to do this a week or two before you move.

8) Don’t work with pets or children

The old showbiz adage of “never work with animals or children” is true for moving house too. If possible try to find someone else to look after them both so they don’t get under your feet while moving boxes.

9) Food

Make sure you feed all your helpers or at least provide a brew and a biscuit. Most importantly think about how you’ll celebrate the first night in your new home; a takeaway pizza and a bottle of something fizzy are always favourites of ours. The important thing is you take a minute to enjoy your new surroundings, as there will still be unpacking to do in the morning.

Why buy new?

There are lots of advantages to buying a Keepmoat home. And we’re not just talking about the obvious things, like the fact that everything is new. There are lots of hidden benefits too.

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