Planning For Moving House

Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful experiences in our lives. The stress can be compounded when dealing with family and work commitments, financial strains and emotional ties. Making a move with a clear set of objectives and a plan in place can help to ease the stress through the moving process.  This How to Plan for a Move article has been written with this purpose in mind.

Break it Down

The first step in How to Plan for a Move is to break down a house move into manageable parts. While not all circumstances are possible to predict, having a detailed plan for moving and checklist can ensure you stay focused on what is achievable. Checking off the plan as you progress through the stages of your move will help you to keep your priorities focused on getting to the moving date. This way should you encounter an unpredictable situation you can attempt to manage this with a degree of readiness.


Before your move, consider the amount of time you have available between now and the moving date. It is preferable to have at least 6 weeks to prepare for a move. If it is not possible to have this much time to plan and prepare, consider getting some close friends to assist you with the larger tasks like organising the garage and shed. Try to be as productive as possible during the time that you have available.

Choose a Furniture Removalist

One of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right furniture removalists.  It is best to research the different removal companies, in particular checking their customer reviews as well as contacting the businesses themselves to get a feel for the company.

Preparation for Your Move

Preparation is key to a successful move. We recommend beginning the process by examining your current residence and belongings regarding like-spaces. For example bedrooms, living areas, kitchens, bathrooms and utility areas like the laundry and garage – grouping areas of likeness will make consolidating items for packing easier.

Having an awareness of what you really have to move is a real eye-opener and can be daunting, particularly when moving a family.  While we generally know and understand the items of our daily use that need to be moved, quite often our homes contain belongings we have kept to either repair or re-purpose. Some items we have lying around fall into the “I don’t know why we have kept this” basket. Now is the time to make some decisions about the fate of these items.

You do not want to pay to have items moved that are of no current or future value to you. Deciding to concisely account for all of your personal possessions can save you money in the long run and even allow you to make a little bit of money by selling those unnecessary items before the move.

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