There is a reason why people don’t enjoy moving house – Because it isn’t an enjoyable task! However, this doesn’t mean that it has to a horrible nightmare experience like you see on the comedy sitcoms.

With the right tips, like the ones below, the experience can be much more stress-free than you would expect. Keep reading to find out more.

Time Goes by So Quickly

If you were to ask your friends and family what the most expensive moving cost was, they would tell you that it was the extra hours which they had to pay because they didn’t book enough time to complete their move.

When thinking about how much time it will take to move your house, don’t be afraid to book an extra hour to give you some buffer space in the event something goes wrong, or there is an item which needs to be moved slower than expected. Does it mean that you could end up with time that you have paid for but not entirely used? Yes. Does it also mean that you have peace of mind throughout the move that, should anything happen, you are prepared? Absolutely!

Take Your Pets Away

It doesn’t matter if your pets are the friendliest animals in the world, they don’t have a place in your home when you are moving your items. Not because you don’t want them around, but simply because if they cause one of your removalists to trip and fall, not only could it cause them injury but any items broken in the process won’t be covered by their insurance because your pet was at fault.

For this reason, grab them some treats and toys from the Groupon Coupons page for Petco, find them a place to stay for the day and night, and get your moving done without the worry that they will get in the way. Then, once you are set up, you can introduce them to your new home.

The best way to keep track of your items and which boxes they are in is with labels.

As you pack each box, make a brief note of what is inside and write it on a piece of paper along with a corresponding box number. Do this for each box that you pack. Then, as the removalists take them out the door, be sure to check them off your list. Of course, once you arrive at the new house, you can also use the list to both check-in the boxes and direct the removalist where to place them.

First Night

Last, but not least, remember to pack for the first night. Once you arrive, you won’t want to set up everything in your home.Instead, you will just want to lay down, relax with some snacks, watch a movie and fall asleep.With this in mind, grab a box and pack the following items:


  • Clean and fresh sheets
  • Pillows
  • Clean towels
  • Laptop and Movies
  • Power cables for your devices
  • Cheese and Snacks
  • Wine
  • Soap


These are the basic items that will help to make your first night more com fortable, so be sure to set them aside and have the box clearly marked and easily identifiable.