Moving house can be a very stressful process no matter who you are or how many times you have moved in the past. There are many things to consider before moving and a lot of necessary preparation to be done ahead of time.


Legally transferring ownership of property from one person to another is something that should be seriously considered by anyone moving house. Whether you are buying or selling, it is a good idea to take this out from a legal firm before you move as the process can take up to three months to complete. A solicitor or a licensed conveyancer will probably need to do this work for you. Saga Legal is a company that offers sufficient conveyancing services and advice on conveyancing to answer any questions you may have on the matter. Their trusted Mover Protection allows your mind to rest easy knowing that your costs can be reimbursed if the deal was to fall through.

Planning, Preparing and Organizing

To insure that your move goes by without any unwanted hiccups, make sure to plan ahead of time. It may be a good idea to organise your plans on paper to help you visualise everything that needs to be done.

Prepare your new home for your arrival. Make sure to run the taps to check the water pressure and turn on electric appliances to make sure everything is running smoothly in your new home. If any of the walls needs painted, it would be best to get the job done before moving in to avoid any unnecessary mess.

Don’t forget to notify the relevant parties of your new address such as: employers, credit card companies, telephone and internet providers, postal services etc. (Make sure to redirect your post with the Royal Mail a few weeks before moving to avoid any mix ups with your mail.)

To save time and energy on the moving day, draw out a scale plan of each room in your new home and decide where you want the removal team to place all of your heavy furniture.

Gather enough boxes and bubble wrap and get packing early! It will save time and money if you do most of the packing yourself. Get some of your family and friends to give you a hand with the packing and the job will be done in no time!

If you have children or pets, arrange for someone to look after them for you on the moving day. Doing this will lessen your work load and give you peace of mind knowing that you can concentrate on the move while your kids/pets are being well cared for (and out of your hair).