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Moving Tips

Top tips to make moving day go smoothly

Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do, but a little planning can help ensure you're not tearing your hair out on the day:

  1. Label all boxes with which room they're due to go to, and a description of what's inside. Put these labels on the top and side of the box so you know what's inside when they're stacked.

  2. Put screws and bolts from bits of furniture in freezer bags and stick it to the relevant bit of furniture with masking tape.

  3. Flatten some cardboard boxes and lay them down to protect your flooring.

  4. Move your furniture into the new house first, otherwise you'll end up moving boxes around again to make room.

  5. Make sure there are lightbulbs - you don't want to have to go to the shops mid-move or not notice until suddenly it's too dark.


It might seem like a bit of extra work beforehand, but you'll be thankful for it when it comes to unpacking at the other end.

To make your life easy remember to ask the previous owner these questions:

  1. Where's the main stopcock (to shut off the water)?

  2. Where are the gas and electricity meters?

  3. Do any surfaces need special cleaning products, eg wooden floors?

  4. What day are the bins collected?

  5. Do you have any old tins of paint in the same colour as the walls?

  6. Do you have any instruction manuals or warranties on electrical items?

  7. Where did the kitchen and bathroom tiles come from?

  8. Where did any fixed furniture come from, eg, kitchen cabinets?

  9. Which company supplies the energy, broadband and home phone?

  10. Where is the thermostat?


It's a lot to remember, so why not write them down (or print off this guide) and take them with you so you don't forget?

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