5 Tips For Avoiding Common Mistakes When Moving

Property   |   February 21, 2024   |   Wright & Co Estate Agents


Moving homes is an exciting journey; the beginning of a new chapter in your life. However, the process of moving typically involves a lot of meticulous planning and coordination, and this can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether you’re embracing a smaller space and downsizing, or simply seeking a brand-new environment, it’s important that you know how to avoid making some of the biggest mistakes that buyers make. Read our guide below for the top tips for your upcoming house move. 

Key Things to Consider

When you’re moving house, there is so much to think about that it can become hard to know where to begin. To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a short list of some essential tips to keep in mind;

  1. Ensure Your Move and Packing is Organised

An organised move is a smooth move, plain and simple. So, start by creating a comprehensive to-do list that includes all of the important tasks like transferring your utilities and updating your address. When packing, sort your belongings by room. For heavier items, use smaller boxes for easier handling and transport. This not only makes packing more efficient but also simplifies unpacking at your new home.

  1. Label All Boxes

Keeping your boxes labelled and sorted by room is crucial. This way, when you arrive at your new home, you’ll know exactly where each box belongs. For instance, boxes filled with kitchen items should go straight to the kitchen. This will make the whole process so much quicker and smoother. Another tip to take your organisation to the next level is to keep an inventory of what’s in each box. This will give you a handy list that you can always refer back to, instead of having to waste time rummaging through numerous boxes searching for specific items.

  1. Schedule and Book Your Removal in Advance

Domestic removal companies are often in high demand, especially during weekends and at the end of the month. So, to ensure you get the moving date you prefer, we recommend that you book your removal services well in advance. This foresight will save you from last-minute hassles and potential disappointments.

  1. Choose the Right Removal Company

The advantages of hiring a professional removal company are plenty. They provide qualified assistance with packing, offer expert advice on best practices, supply moving equipment, and help prevent physical strain. Furthermore, many removal companies offer insurance options to protect your belongings during the move. All in all, hiring a removal company is the best thing to do. 

  1. Set Up Your Internet and Utilities

Lastly, the fifth and final tip for the moving process is ensuring that your new home is ready for your arrival. This means setting up essential services like hot water and the internet. Transfer your current utility accounts and update your mailing address to ensure a seamless transition. Upon moving in, remember to record the readings of your electricity and gas metres and provide them to your energy provider.

Overall, while this list isn’t exhaustive, these strategies aim to smooth out the wrinkles in your moving process. Regardless of your role in the property market, whether you’re a seller, a buyer, or a first-time home hunter, we are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to discover how we can assist you in making your move as seamless as possible.

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Whether you’re pursuing your dream home or engaging in property transactions, we ensure a secure, accessible, and customer-focused experience. If you have any questions, feel free to call us today on 01279 600400 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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