Planning your House Move –

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Why do you need to think of (almost) everything when you are planning to move house – Moving home can be a very stressful time. Therefore, it is good to be well prepared before the moving date so that there is nothing that has been forgotten or left to chance.

It is a good idea to make sure that you have food provisions and beverages packed so that if any member of your moving team or family gets thirsty or hungry, there is something there ready for them. In addition to this, it is also wise to make sure that you know where your local take-out or diner is so that you do not have to cook on your first night at your new home, and you can just relax and put your feet upon arrival.

Planning your Move –

It is important to plan your house to move down to the finest detail so that it has every chance of going as smoothly as possible with little or no hiccups at all.

If you are packing your own boxes, make sure that they are well labeled with what is inside them and that which room they belong to is written clearly on each face of the box. This is so that you will be able to see where they are going regardless of how they are stored or stacked. It is also a good idea to mark each surface of boxes that contain fragile items so that they are not stored at the bottom of stacks where their delicate contents can be broken or damaged.

Also, when packing, be sure to pack your essentials in a separate overnight bag so that when you get to your new home, you will not have to go rooting through boxes to find items that you need if you are too tired to start unpacking straight away.

Moving pets is more stressful than you think, while planning to move house –

It is important that you think about your pets when you are moving and the stress it can have on them. Seeing everything getting packed up around them can cause anxious behavior and a feeling of insecurity.

Where possible, it is a good idea to hand them over to a friend or a family member to look after, where they are used to going, until all your items are out of your old home. If possible, unpacking their items and making them feel comfortable should be one of your priorities.

When it comes to moving larger animals than cats and dogs, you will need to look into specialist transportation such as Shiply for your horse transport. Looking into the transport of this kind can take a long time, especially as this is due to finding a business that you are comfortable and confident with to look after larger animals. However, by going to a business such as that are reputable transportation brokers, you may find that finding the right business for you at the right price may not take as long as you think, giving you more time to make sure that your horse is as comfortable and prepped for travel as it can be.

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Supporting your kids –

A house move that involves a school or college move for kids is more stressful than most people account for, especially if your kid is not an outward and confident type.

There is the stress of leaving friends and classmates behind and not knowing whether there will be a connection to continue afterward. Along with not knowing anyone where they are going and trying to enter into friend groups that are already well-founded and close-knit.

Some kids have great trouble adjusting to new surroundings, and that is not just in the new home itself but also within the surrounding areas.

A way of helping your kids adapt is to listen to them, take notice of how they are within themselves, and watch closely for any change. They may not want to talk to a parent, and it could very well be beneficial to try and keep a connection with an old friend in your previous town so that your kid has someone they know and trust to confide in, especially if they are of the same or similar age as your kid.

Moving your tech

When it comes to moving your tech, you need to make sure that the removal company that you have chosen is fully insured and that the insurance covers the price of your items should they get damaged or broken during the move. It is wise to read the small print when it comes to any type of insurance, but especially for removal companies. This is because, for some of the businesses, it states that the items must be packed by the removal company for them to be covered under their insurance policy. This is to say that if you pack it, they load it into their van, but when it reaches the other end, it is damaged, then you will not be covered by their insurance for a claim.

If you are moving it yourself, make sure to pack it correctly using the item’s original packing, if at all possible, to protect against damage. Also, unless your cables are color-coded, it is a good idea to label your cables so that you know at a glance what piece of tech they belong to. This will make setting up in your new home a lot faster and easier.

Also, read How to get your home ready for Inspection, here.


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  1. It is really a challenging task. I am glad that you have arranged that so well here in the post. This will really help. Thank you for amazing tips.

  2. It’s true what they say: moving can be one of the most stressful experiences you’ll ever have. Trying to organize all of your worldly possessions for relocation from one location to another can be exhausting, time-consuming, and laborious. Great pointers to keep in mind while moving.

  3. Yes it’s so true. I know to think about anyone problem and stress then everything when our are Planning our House Move. This is great points. Thanks for sharing.

    1. True that, planning right makes many things easier. Thank you.

  4. Moving house can be really challenging and tedious too. It is a moment of stress for everyone, a checklist helps in easing matters and ensuring a smooth transition.

  5. Well as of now I dont have any plan to make a shift but still I believe planning before shifting is a must and I am going to share this post with one of my friends who is planning for a shift from Delhi to Chennai

    1. Thank you for stopping by, glad you find this useful.

  6. Moving to a new place can really be very stressful and your tips are indeed very helpful. One must really follow these.

  7. You have penned down some important tips. I feel plants also get disturbed when we move houses. They need to be taken care of delicately too. And ensuring that the flower pots remains intact is also a thougtful process.

  8. One of the most toughness tasks no matter your young or old. These are great pointers to keep in mind when planning to move with belongings.

  9. oh boy! We’ve moved 8 times in the past 10 years living here in Singapore and I know how stressful it can be. The first years as me and my hubby only was quite easy as we only have a few luggages to tow. I even remember us simply riding the bus to move. Well, that’s a thing in the past. Two kids after, we move not only with a lorry but two trip of that truck! haha…I must commend that great planning, help from each member of the family and keeping your head light during the whole process can make the move a pretty easy one.Take care of your body and it will take care of you. Make sure to do your Self-Care daily!😉

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience, glad you like the post.

  10. Oh shifting is such a tedious job and we often miss to check so many important things. This is a very helpful post to plan our shift in a smoother way.

  11. Moving to a new place brings mixed feeling to me as it is very difficult to detach mentally from the present place but nevertheless new place always have new surprises!

  12. Every thing in life comes with its own set of pros and conz. And so does shifting. We must be prepared for everything. Glad to read this detailed article.

    1. Glad you like it. Thank you.

  13. Moving house is really hectic and when u have kids or pets it’s quite difficult. Nicely penned down post.

  14. Moving a house from one place to another is really a challenging task. It’s hectic and difficult. Thanks for sharing this article it’s very helpful.

    1. I agree, glad you like the post.

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