Short Guide To Avoid Stress On Moving Day

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Most people will refer to moving house like an absolute nightmare. Just the thought of preparing and going through a house move can be stressful and overwhelming. Some people even get put off from moving altogether. 

This can easily be reduced with some careful planning, and ensuring that you haven’t missed any of the essentials that are commonly forgotten. 

Let’s have a look at some of them below: 

Make Note Of Any Meter Readings

It’s best if you can get all of your meter readings before you move out/ This can help you to avoid any charges that aren’t yours been added to your final bill Take a picture on your mobile for the electric, gas, and water meters and make sure you inform the relevant companies that you are moving home. 

Arranging Your Car 

If you are going to driving the moving van yourself, or are planning on moving far away from your current location, you may want to consider using a relocation service such as for your car. Transporting your current car may be cheaper and certainly less hassle than having to find a new car when you are already trying to organize a house move. 

Get Good Quality Boxes 

No matter how tempting it is to reuse old cardboard boxes that have been used to move items previously, you need to ensure that they are of good quality. If they have seen better days and require loads of tape just to keep them together, you are much better off buying some newer ones to use for your move. It will help to prevent any unnecessary damages to your belongings. 

Organize An Overnight Bag

Often when you are packing for a house move, you forget that you are going to need a few essential items. It’s a good idea to pack yourself an essentials kit that includes a change of clothes, your toothbrush, and a washbag to make sure you can freshen up. The last thing you want to do is search through all your boxes to find what you need. 

Pets And Children 

Moving can be a stressful time for adults, let alone children and pets. Unless you are moving a far distance, it could be a good idea to arrange for your children and any pets to be looked after on your moving day. Even if that means they don’t stay in the new house the first night. Just think how much more relaxing it will be for them to be able to freely explore their new home without having to stay out of the way of the moving process. Not to mention the fact that it’s handy not having to watch out for them when you already have a lot to keep on top of during your move. 

Notify Everyone You Need To 

It’s important for you to make sure you let the relevant authorities know that you have moved. This includes your medical care, schools, work, the government for things like your drivings licenses, any insurance policies, etc. 

This short guide should help you to get on top of some of the things that are often missed when it comes to moving home. Are you moving home soon? What’s on your to-do list? Please share some of them in the comments section below.


Melissa is a young and energetic writer, a mom to a sweet little boy, and a fur-mom to two perfect pooches. Before becoming the Associate Content Director for Project Female, she was a journalist specializing in topics related to women in politics and policy affecting women.

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