Moving house is a significant life event that can span several months or even longer.

From the moment you consider putting your house on the market or start searching for a new home to the day you close the front door for the final time on moving day, a year or more could easily have passed.

Given the time and energy invested in this big transition, it's natural to have plenty of questions about the moving process.

To help you navigate this journey, we've compiled answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions about moving home.

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How do I prepare for moving house?

Moving house can be stressful, so it’s essential to start preparing as soon as possible. Prioritize your finances by ensuring you have necessary arrangements in place, such as a mortgage agreement in principle.

Then, focus on practical aspects like packing and organizing the moving process. Mental preparation is also crucial, giving yourself and your family time to adjust to the idea of moving and settling into a new area and routine.

How can I find a reputable removal company?

Utilise independent company reviews from platforms like Google Reviews,, and Trustpilot to gauge the reliability of removals companies.

Alternatively, seek recommendations from friends, family, neighbours, or colleagues. Always obtain a quote upfront and ensure there are no hidden extras or additional expenses.

How far in advance should I start packing before moving?

We recommend starting to pack as soon as possible after having your offer accepted and knowing your moving date.

Begin with less frequently used spaces like the attic, garage, sheds, and utility rooms. Pack items you don't use regularly and seasonal belongings first. Moving house is a great chance to de-clutter and get rid of items stashed at the back of cupboards. It's a great feeling to turn up at your new house with only the stuff you love.

How can I minimize the stress of moving house?

The key to minimizing stress is preparation. Avoid leaving tasks until the last minute, as this can lead to additional stress.

Start the conveyancing process early and book a removals company well in advance to avoid availability issues or extra charges.

What should I do with my pets during the move?

Moving can be stressful for pets, so it's essential to plan ahead.

Consider taking your pets to a friend's house or doggy daycare on moving day. If they stay at home, keep them in a quiet room with familiar items and ensure they are secure and comfortable.

Should I hire a professional removal company or do it myself?

If you're unsure whether to hire professionals or do it yourself, consider obtaining quotes for both options.

Hiring professionals provides convenience and expertise, while moving yourself offers more control. However, for larger homes, professional help may be more practical.

How can I save money on moving expenses?

Prioritize your moving expenses and consider where you can save. Some services are worth the investment, such as conveyancing, while others, like packing, can be done with the help of friends.

Research online to find good deals on professional services. Get in touch with us directly for a great competitive quote.

How do I organize and label boxes for easy unpacking?

Be systematic and organised when packing by packing similar items together and labelling each box with the room it belongs to.

Pack heavy items carefully, ensuring the box is strong enough to carry the weight.

Prepare a moving day essentials box containing items you'll need immediately (kettle, tea bags, mugs!).

How do I change my address with the post office when moving?

Update your address with The Royal Mail to ensure your mail moves with you. Redirecting your mail is a quick and easy process that ensures you don't miss any important mail.

How can I ensure a smooth transition for my children when moving?

Moving can be stressful for children, so take time to discuss the move with them and reassure them.

Familiarise them with the new area, talk positively about the new home and neighbourhood, and listen to their concerns.

Plan some family activities to help them settle into the new area faster.

If you have any other questions please get in touch with us here.