10 Tips for a Stress-Free House Move
Jun 15, 2024

Moving to a new home can be an exciting adventure, but it often comes with its fair share of stress and challenges. To help you navigate the process with ease, we’ve compiled ten essential tips for a stress-free house move. Follow these guidelines to ensure a smooth transition to your new home.

Start Early

Plan Ahead

Begin planning your move at least two months in advance. This will give you ample time to organie, pack, and address any unexpected issues that may arise.

Create a Moving Checklist

A comprehensive moving checklist will help you stay on track and ensure you don’t forget any important tasks. Break down the move into manageable steps and set deadlines for each task.

Declutter Your Home

Sort and Purge

Go through each room and decide what to keep, donate, sell, or discard. Decluttering will reduce the number of items you need to pack and move, saving you time and effort.

Organise a Yard Sale

If you have items in good condition that you no longer need, consider organizing a yard sale. This can help you make some extra cash while lightening your load.

Gather Packing Supplies

Stock Up on Essentials

Ensure you have plenty of packing supplies, including boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and markers. Having everything on hand will make the packing process more efficient.

Use High-Quality Materials

Invest in sturdy boxes and packing materials to protect your belongings during the move. This will help prevent damage and keep your items safe.

Pack Strategically

Pack Room by Room

Focus on packing one room at a time to stay organised and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to in your new home.

Pack an Essentials Box

Prepare a box with essential items you’ll need immediately upon arrival at your new home, such as toiletries, a change of clothes, important documents, and basic kitchen supplies.

Hire Professional Movers

Research and Compare

Look for reputable moving companies in your area and compare their services and prices. Read reviews and ask for recommendations from friends and family.

Get a Written Estimate

Request a written estimate from at least three moving companies. This will help you understand the costs involved and choose the best option for your needs.

Notify Important Parties

Update Your Address

Notify the post office, banks, insurance providers, and other important parties of your change of address. Update your information with any subscriptions and services you use.

Inform Utility Companies

Arrange for the disconnection of utilities at your old home and the connection of services at your new home. This includes electricity, gas, water, internet, and cable.

Take Care of Your Pets

Prepare Your Pets

Moving can be stressful for pets, so make sure they are comfortable and secure during the move. Arrange for a pet sitter or keep them in a quiet room away from the chaos.

Update Pet Information

Update your pet’s microchip information and ensure they have a collar with updated contact details.

Stay Organised

Keep Important Documents Safe

Keep important documents, such as passports, birth certificates, and financial records, in a secure, easily accessible place during the move.

Use a Moving Binder

Create a moving binder to keep track of receipts, estimates, and important contact information. This will help you stay organized and have all essential documents in one place.

Take Care of Yourself

Get Enough Rest

Moving can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Make sure to get enough rest and take breaks when needed to avoid burnout.

Stay Hydrated and Eat Well

Drink plenty of water and eat nutritious meals to keep your energy levels up during the move.

Plan for Moving Day

Confirm Details with Movers

A few days before the move, confirm all details with your moving company. This includes the time of arrival, the address of your new home, and any special instructions.

Have a Plan for Kids

If you have young children, arrange for childcare on moving day to keep them safe and occupied while you focus on the move.

Let Us Handle Your Move

At White Rose Removal, we understand that moving can be a daunting task. Our professional removal services are designed to make your house move as stress-free as possible. With a team of experienced movers, we ensure your belongings are handled with care and precision. Contact us today for a free quote and let us take the hassle out of your move!

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20:16 21 Jul 22
Second time I've used White Rose. First class service, friendly and helpful guys and looked my stuff well. They did my move over 2 days during the hottest days of the year so all credit to them. I would definitely use White Rose again if needed and would recommend them.
Elizabeth MinkinElizabeth Minkin
14:21 20 Jul 22
I am wholly satisfied by their work, packing and moving all my furniture and effects. Every member of the team worked efficiently, and they were all a pleasure to have around. I’m hoping never to have to move again, but if I do I’d book White Rose again without a doubt.
Anna BanksAnna Banks
22:09 19 Jul 22
Could not fault! After trying a couple of local firms for quotes I was sold after speaking with Paul on the phone. His customer service was second to none.The actual move itself was seamless, the boys arrived early and were loaded so quick considering the heat! They worked tirelessly at both ends of the job. Massive thanks- especially working so hard in the heatwave we’re experiencing.
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06:39 19 Jul 22
White Rose just helped us move from London to Yorkshire, last minute, with a newborn and a cat. They were exceptional from start to finish and really helped put our minds at ease throughout.A quick quote with a thorough breakdown of how things would play out, constant communication in the build up and the team doing the move were brilliant — they took absolute care over every detail of our stuff, professional, polite, funny.The whole thing was made so much easier thank to them. I would highly recommend them for your move.
Kirsty BedfordKirsty Bedford
08:13 03 Jul 22
Excellent experience with White Rose removals who made the whole process run smoothly without stress from start to finish.So good to not have to worry about the actual move after the stress of house buying.Completely professional, friendly lads who never failed to keep smiling through the entire job. 100% recommend.
PAUL SAWCZYNPAUL SAWCZYN
12:58 11 Feb 22
From initial enquiry until completing the move the service has been exceptional.Any query answered quickly and politely.During the move the guys were cheerful and accommodating.They acted professionally and carried out the work efficiently .I can't fault the service
Graham DriverGraham Driver
07:49 30 Jan 22
From initial contact with Paul to the delivery of the contents of our house the service provided was excellent. This was a very challenging move as the destination was fairly inaccessible and had to involve a shuttle from the main road to the house on a hill. The 1st van got stuck in mud and they had to push it out before being able to continue. Jake went above and beyond when he chased our escapee chow chow a mile round the streets and across a busy main road until final capture involving outdoor workmen. Respectful, polite, efficient, hard working with a can do attitude at a competitive price what more does a customer need at this most stressful of times! Wishing you all the very best for a successful 2022!
Julian HolmesJulian Holmes
14:48 22 Jan 22
Absolutely suberb service. Nothing was too much trouble. Friendly , happy removal team who did everything asked of them and much more. Administration was perfect from Paul and Hannah who led me through each step of the move.Could not fault anything and would recommend them 100%
Lorena IglesiasLorena Iglesias
11:42 21 Jan 22
They were absolutely amazing!From the begining Paul Taylor was great to speak to. His communication style and honesty really made a difference to me.They made the whole process easy for me from start to finish. Hannah followed up and made sure the coordination was effective.Kev and Ben were the team in charge of packing all my stuff, a life really, and they came happy and with a great attitude.Kev and Ben completed the job in no time with high level of quality. I could feel my stuff was being looked after and I was completely confident and at ease.The whole team went the extra mile to make sure my move was easy and cost effective at a very high quality level.12 out of 10 !
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