Six tips to ensure your move goes smoothly

According to most research, moving is one of the most stressful ‘life events’, not far behind losing a loved one or going through a divorce. For many, the key to any major project like a house move is preparation and planning.

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Surveys

One of the best ways to avoid problems in a new property is to make sure that you commission all the necessary surveys at the very beginning of the process. Companies such as Sam Conveyancing offer several different home buyers survey options, using local RICS surveyors. All RICS surveyors must adhere to professional standards and codes of conduct.

Top tips for a smooth move

Good budgeting is key to a smooth move. Ensuring you can cover all the important costs (including last-minute unexpected ones) will reduce stress.

As previously alluded to, preparation is important and can help ensure a smooth move. Don’t leave everything to the last minute, have a detailed ‘to-do’ list in place, and allow yourself sufficient time for each task. .

While it is ideal to be able to stick to a schedule, you also need to be flexible. This means that you can deal with any obstacles that may crop-up. Additionally, it is worth having some contingency plans in place to deal with the things that are ‘most likely’ to go wrong.

It is helpful to familiarise yourself with the area you are moving to. Try to visit a few times before the move just to get an idea of local facilities, roads, and shops, etc. This will mean you will know how to deal with traffic/transport delays, and know where you can buy essentials.

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Another top tip is to make sure that you box and label absolutely everything that is going to be moved. Clearly labelling each box with which room it has come from and which room it is going to will save considerable time and effort. This is especially helpful to others who are moving things for you.

Following on from the previous point, one additional way to help your move go smoothly is to use a professional, experienced (and insured) removal company. They will be in-charge of handling many of your most prized possessions. Using professional removal firms should help you relax and be able to concentrate on other aspects of the move.

Russell

Hi, I am Russell Crown; I am an entrepreneur, father, mentor, and adventurer passionate about life. At this moment, I am working with Home decor and design.