Tuesday 23 October 2018
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How to Plan for a Successful and Smooth Move

Have you ever heard anybody tell you that moving home was a fun and seamless experience? That’s because moving house is often one of the most stressful times for any homeowner. The truth is, however, that a smooth move just takes the right tips and planning.


Book Extra Time

One of the most common additional fees paid by homeowners is for additional time to move. A removalist will book moves back to back to make use of their day. If you are running late, their next client has to be canceled, and you pay for it. Instead, add on an extra hour or two to your estimates moving time as a buffer.

Keep Boxes Labelled

It only takes a few seconds to write with a marker what is inside a box, and it can save you hours of hassle and searching. Adding to this, as you are packing and labeling, number your boxes as you go and keep a record so that you can tally them up as the movers arrive at your new home.


Your family pet is likely a friendly and lovely animal. However it has no place when movers are around. Often running around their feet, pets can cause huge problems when moving, including broken items from tripping up movers. If you are moving a far distance, head to the Groupon Coupons page for Auto Anything and pick some travel products designed to keep your dog safe over long distances.

Do as Much as You Can Yourself

It doesn’t matter if the moving company offers to come and pack everything for you, before they arrive, do as much as you can yourself. This helps to keep the moving time down and also helps you to keep track of what you have and what you haven’t packed.

Pack a First Night Box

Remember that when you arrive at your home, everything isn’t going to magically sort itself out, and you are going to be tired at the end of it all. To prepare for this, pack yourself a small box with the following items to help make the first night easier:

  • Fresh set of towels
  • Soap
  • Fresh bed sheet
  • Laptop
  • A few movies
  • Some prepared food and snacks
  • Water and other drinks
  • Deck of cards
  • Electronic device chargers

When it comes to moving house, there will never be a complete list of tips to help you move. However, with these in your mind, your next move is poised to be a prepared and smooth one.