How to make your house move as smooth as possible

Published: 28th April 2017

Although moving to a new house is an exciting chapter of many people’s lives, it can at times be a stressful one too. Sometimes it can feel like you are having to box your entire life up and there is too much to do in too little time. However, this does not have to be the case. Thinking ahead and being organised are key in the process of moving in order to make your move as smooth as possible. We therefore thought we would provide you with a few tips to help you on your big move in day:


Before any move can occur, choosing a reliable property or conveyancing solicitor is essential. A conveyancing solicitor will be required once you make an offer to handle the legal aspects of buying or selling a property including the managing of stamp duty, land registry and search fees. Choosing a solicitor based on recommendations is always a good starting point as well as deciding who you are going to use in advance of making an offer to help prevent delays in the process. Buying a property is one of the biggest investments you will ever make and therefore choosing the right solicitor that can provide a fast, yet high quality service is very important.


Before or whilst packing up your belongings, it will be a great opportunity to recycle or give away items you don’t need. When sorting through your belongings you will discover items that have been sitting in the same place for years without any use. Moving house is the best time to eliminate these items so that you only pack the things that you really need.


Preparing for your move weeks in advance is essential, and one way to do this is by listing everything that needs doing before the move in day. One of the main jobs on this list will be packing. One good way to keep your packing process organised is by labelling and keeping a record of the contents of each box. This will not only help to reassure you that everything has been packed by looking at one simple inventory, it will also make your life so much easier when it comes to unpacking.


Depending on how far away you are moving will determine the type of transport you will need to carry your belongings. Comparing quotes and organising transport as early as possible to ensure you hire a reliable company is therefore very important to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.

For more tips on making your move smoother, or if you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor give our friendly team a call on 01924 780 753.