Recent survey about moving home

A recent survey in the UK has revealed that moving home is considered to be one of the most stressful common events that people go through. However moving home need not be too stressful. Just a few steps of careful planning can help ensure that things go smoothly and that stress levels are kept to a minimum.

With so many things to remember when preparing for a house move it is perhaps little surprise that it is considered to be a highly stressful event. As with many things the secret to a successful house move is careful planning. Planning for a house move should begin at the earliest possible stage. The more work that is left to the last minute the more chance there is for something to be forgotten or for something to go wrong.

Probably the first step in preparing for moving home is to consider who will move your belongings. Most people will make use of a specialist removal company of which there are many in the UK. If using a removal company then they should be booked as soon as possible to ensure that they are available on the day you wish to move. A day or two before the move the removal firm should be contacted to confirm the date and time of the booking. A removal company that doesn?t show up on the day of the move is sure to send stress levels rising. Even if moving items yourself planning is needed to ensure that the driver knows where they are going, and that the number of journeys needed is kept to a minimum.

Also requiring early planning are energy and other utility bills. A month or so before you move you should contact your electricity, telephone and broadband supplier and inform them of the change. There are two reasons for doing this. Firstly you do not want to end up being asked to pay the bills of the previous owner of the home. Secondly you want to ensure that all essential services will be working when you move into your new home. Clearly nobody wants to move into a new house and find that there is no working electricity.

When packing for your house move it is a good idea to pack with unpacking in mind. For example essential items should be placed where they can be easily accessed. Many people find that moving home offers a good opportunity to clear out much of the junk and clutter that they have accumulated. Clearly there is no need to be moving more things than are necessary and throwing away junk will mean that you will have more space available in your new home.As can be seen with some careful planning moving house can be a stress free and even enjoyable event.