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The Ultimate Guide to a Stress Free House Move

Moving house is often cited as one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, but here at Barnes of Lincoln, we specialise in taking the pressure of the moving day off you – so you can focus on the exciting time of moving to a new destination, no matter where that is!

The key to a stress free house move is, as always, planning. With some careful consideration and preparation, your moving day will go ahead without a hitch. We’ve compiled your ultimate guide to a hassle free move here – follow our simple steps to get your move underway now.

Planning is key!

Having a plan for your move is one of the most important steps to reducing stress on the actual day. Use our handy removals checklist to help you with what needs to be organised and when. For example, our check list advises that you book time off work needed for the move at least 2 months in advance, decide which furniture to take at least 6 weeks before the move, and start making an inventory of everything you are moving at least 4 weeks beforehand.

Thorough planning and an in-depth timeline notifying you of what to do and when will be a great help in informing you and those around you – your movers, family, and anyone else who needs notification of the move – of what is happening, and what needs to be done.

Clean up the house

Moving house provides the perfect opportunity to sort out your belongings and get rid ofany unwanted clutter. Most families will have a room, loft, or garage dedicated to unused items, and moving these with the rest of your belongings will be a waste of time and money. Go through each room in advance and clear out any broken, old, or unused items to make the removals process easier.

This is also the perfect time to give your home a spring clean, so get the duster out and vacuum all your floors. Removing dust and grime from your furniture will not only make it look that much better in your new home, but will also mean it is less likely to be scratched or scuffed by dust whilst being transported on your moving day.

Put items into storage

Whilst clearing through your home, you may decide you have a build-up of belongings that are not used, but that you want to keep hold of for the future. This items can be placed into a storage facility, providing you with more space and less belongings to organise in your new home – fewer items will also mean a more cost friendly price for your move. Check out our storage facilities here for more information.

Create a survival kit

It’s common for some delays to occur during the moving process, and the last thing you want after a long day of transporting furniture is to find yourself in your new home without any of your essentials! Pack a moving day ‘survival kit’ to travel with you in your car on the day, containing essential items such as water, snacks, towels, spare changes a clothes, toiletries, and provisions to make hot drinks.


This survival kit can prove invaluable for the family in the evening and following day of the move, providing easy access to everything you need without going through the stress of unpacking boxes as soon as you arrive at your new home.

Keep important documents together

It also a good idea to keep valuable documents with you on the moving day, to avoid them being lost amongst all your boxes. This should include passports, house deeds, any insurance papers, as well as your inventory of belongings being transported. It is a good idea to have a paper copy, but also an electronic copy scanned and emailed to yourself in case you need them quickly.

Choose your removals company

Choosing the right removals company can go a long way to alleviating the pressure on you for your move. Our experienced team can work with you from the beginning, assisting you in organising what belongings will be moved, helping you to create an inventory of possessions, and providing quality packing materials to ensure your belongings stay safe whilst on the road.

To discuss your upcoming move, or for more information on the services we offer here at Barnes of Lincoln, feel free to contact us today. We’re always on hand to assist with any enquiries you may have.

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