Moving home is an exciting journey that marks the start of a new chapter which is full of fresh experiences. However, the process of moving can often feel overwhelming, with countless tasks to tackle and logistics to manage. 

But, moving home doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. Here, we’ll guide you through five easy steps and offer simple moving tips that will simplify the process and help you quickly settle into your new home.

Step One: Plan Ahead and Set a Schedule 

The key to making your move as simple as possible is to plan ahead. Start by creating a checklist of all the tasks you need to complete before, during, and after you move home. This will help to break down the tasks into smaller, manageable chunks and ensure that you feel in control throughout the process. 

Tasks to consider include hiring movers or renting a moving truck and packing up your belongings. By having a clear plan in place, you’ll feel more organised and make sure you don’t forget anything during the process. 

Step Two: Declutter and Donate

Moving home provides the perfect opportunity to declutter your current space and start fresh in your new home. One of our best tips for a stress-free move is to sort through your belongings room by room and split your items into three categories: keep, donate and discard. If you come across items that you no longer use but are in good condition, think about donating them to a local charity or selling them online. 

Sorting your clutter allows you to reduce the number of things you need to take with you when you move and give your belongings a new purpose. 

Step Three: Pack Smart, Label Wisely

Packing can be a daunting task, but with a good plan in place, it becomes much more manageable. Start early and pack each room one at a time, focusing on one area at a time. As you pack, be sure to clearly label each box with the contents and indicate which room it belongs to, this will save you time and frustration when it comes to unpacking. Don’t forget to gather packing supplies, such as packing tape, boxes, markers, bubble wrap and newspaper to safeguard fragile items. 

Be sure to pack an “essentials” box containing items you’ll need immediately when you arrive at your new property, such as toiletries, bedding and a few kitchen essentials, to make things easier. 

Step Four: Tell People About Your Move

To ensure a seamless transition, a crucial step of our moving guide is to notify important parties about your move. Contact Royal Mail about your new address and for a small fee, they can forward your mail. Don’t forget to update your address with banks, insurance companies and any other relevant organisations too.

Notify utility companies, internet providers and any other necessary service providers about your move, ensuring a seamless transfer or cancellation of service. By taking care of these details ahead of time, you’ll avoid unnecessary disruptions and ensure you stay connected.  

Step Five: Seek Help 

Moving can be a team effort, so asking for help from family and friends can make the process much more enjoyable. Seek their assistance when you are packing, loading, and unloading your belongings. Remember to take breaks when needed, stay hydrated and embrace the journey. Moving can be stressful, but leaning on others can help you overcome any challenges and ensure a stress-free house move. 

At Jelson Homes, we understand the challenges that come with moving, and we commit to delivering a hassle-free moving process for our customers by offering a Part Exchange scheme and helpful moving packages.

From planning and packing to settling into your new abode, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to find out how we can help ensure a smooth transition to your new home.