How To Make Your Move Go Smoothly

6 March 2020

Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful events you will ever go through. Fortunately, the majority of you won’t have to do it very often, or many times. However, it can still be a daunting ordeal having all of your precious belongings being stuffed into boxes and carted around, not to mention, the hours of unpacking them and setting up the new place. Here are some simple tips to help you through all the stages in order to make your move stress free as possible.

Write everything down

It’s a good idea to prepare both a to-do list and a checklist before you start moving and keep both of them with you at all times. Nowadays thankfully, there are apps available to help you organize yourself, or if you prefer, you could simply use old-fashioned paper and pen. Make a note of the phone numbers you need and the appointments you have made, there will be a lot of things to memorise otherwise. 

Take your to-do list everywhere with you so you can keep adding to it, as unfortunately there will be unforeseen problems, and keep your checklist with you as well so that you can get record it immediately when you complete a task.

Be organised

The earlier you can start planning your move the better. Plan to pack one room at a time and label all the boxes accordingly. How about implementing a labelling system such as “B” for bedroom and “L” for the living room or even colour-coding the boxes as well?. Assign a family member to their own room and try to give everyone their own jobs to do. Use similar sized boxes so that they can fit together easily in the removals truck. You want to be able to stack the boxes on top of each other to keep your belongings safe from breaking and to fit in as many as possible. Organize the boxes into the rooms that they will eventually be unpacked into when you arrive at your new place, as this will also save you time.


Thoroughly go through your stuff and seriously consider whether you actually need to take everything with you or not. Donate or toss out the things that you haven’t used or worn in over a year and throw away any items that are old or damaged. There’s no point in taking these things as if you haven’t needed any of it recently, why will you need it in the new house? It’s still to carry extra junk. Label your boxes, “keep”, “toss”, “sell” and “donate” and separate your things into each one.

Find a good removal company

No matter how many friends and family members you have on board, you will still need professional assistance. Look into a reliable removal company such as Chess Moving to help your moving day go as smoothly as possible. Good luck and remember before you know it you’ll soon be set up in your new place.

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