Top tips for a stress-free house move

5th September 2013 by Alessandro Maccioni

Moving house is always an exciting time for home owners, but it can also be a pretty stressful and troublesome experience.

Even during the summer, when things are made a little easier by the warmer weather, moving home can still be fairly daunting. In a lot of cases, if something can go wrong then it usually does!

Of course, the reward at the end of the house move is fantastic. After the removal men have unloaded all the boxes and furniture, a new home is there to customise and make your own, and a new life is ready to begin.

If you are in the process of selling your home and purchasing a new one, but you are dreading the actual moving day, we’ve got some great hints and tips for keeping the big day as stress-free as possible.

A house on a truck.

Even these people will have needed to pack up their possessions first!

Plan ahead

Unless you’re undertaking a shotgun-style move and upping sticks with very little time to spare, the chances are that you’ll have your moving day set months in advance.

This gives you ample time to plan the day down to the minute, so nothing can go wrong and you’ll be relaxing in your new home before you know it.

It’s a good idea to speak to your removal company (if you’re using one) about your moving day so you are both on the same page and there is no confusion.

Get packing early

Packing up your whole life is the most time-consuming part of moving house and you’ll be surprised how much stuff you actually have.

While most homeowners will start packing a few weeks in advance of their moving day, there is no harm in getting started a couple of months ahead of schedule.

Obviously you won’t be able to pack up things like your clothes a long time in advance, but items you rarely use can be put into boxes and forgotten about to save time and reduce stress as moving day approaches.

Domestic possessions all neatly packed up.

The earlier you pack, the less stressful you’ll be come moving day.

It’s easy to view packing as one huge, very daunting task, but by taking it slowly and doing it in bite size chunks you’ll make the whole process far less stressful.


We’re all guilty of a little hoarding now and again, holding on to certain things that we just don’t have any need for.

Moving house is a great opportunity to de-clutter and get rid of anything that is unwanted or hasn’t been used for years. Not only that, you’ll also reduce the amount that you need to take with you to the new house.

There are plenty of rubbish collection services in London, or in your local area, which can get rid of any junk or unwanted items and dispose of them safely.