Reducing stress

Reducing stress

Reducing stress

Reducing stress on move day

Hello! 
Reducing stress on move day.  Fill out this form and one of our dedicated move coordinators will be in touch.
From there, we will be able to match your requirements with our tailored services and provide you with a full quotation.

    Insights from a Moving Industry Expert – James Sanders


    Moving to a new home in the UK can be a challenging and stressful experience, but with the right planning and guidance, you can significantly reduce the stress associated with relocation. With over 35 years of experience in the moving industry, I understand the importance of proper planning and organization to ensure a smooth transition. Whether you’re relocating to the picturesque town of Cannock, the historic city of Lichfield, the tranquil town of Stafford, or the vibrant city of Birmingham, this article provides expert insights and practical advice on how to reduce moving stress through proper planning.

    Pre-Move Preparation


    Comprehensive Checklist

    Start by creating a detailed checklist that outlines all the tasks and deadlines leading up to your move. Include everything from decluttering to contacting moving companies like Cannock Removals, Lichfield Removals, Stafford Removals, or Birmingham Removals.

    Financial Planning

    Establish a moving budget that covers all potential expenses, including packing materials, transportation, and unexpected costs.

    Know Your Destination

    Research your new neighborhood, schools, healthcare facilities, and local services. This information will help you feel more comfortable and informed about your new surroundings.

    Decluttering and Downsizing


    Minimalist Approach

    Go through your belongings and decide what to keep, donate, sell, or discard. Reducing clutter can make your move more efficient and cost-effective.

    Sell Items

    Hosting a garage sale or selling items online can not only help you declutter but also provide extra funds for your move.

    Give Back

    Donate items in good condition to local charities to benefit those in need.

    Packing and Labeling


    Sturdy Materials

    Invest in quality packing materials to ensure the safety of your belongings during transit.

    Systematic Approach

    Pack one room at a time and label boxes clearly with their contents and the room they belong to. This will streamline the unpacking process.

    Essentials Box

    Pack an essentials box with items you’ll need immediately upon arrival, such as toiletries, clothes, and important documents.

    Hire Professional Movers


    Vet Potential Movers

    Research and select a reputable moving company with a track record of reliable service, like Cannock Removals, Lichfield Removals, Stafford Removals, or Birmingham Removals.

    Transparent Quotes

    Request detailed quotes from multiple moving companies to compare costs and services.

    Reserve in Advance

    Book your chosen moving company well in advance to secure your preferred moving date.

    Notify Important Parties


    Update Address

    Notify important parties of your change of address, including government agencies, banks, and subscription services.

    Schools and Healthcare Providers

    Inform your children’s schools and healthcare providers about your upcoming move to ensure a smooth transition.

    Let Loved Ones Know

    Keep friends and family informed about your move and provide them with your new contact information.

    Moving Day


    Ready to Move

    Have everything packed and ready for the movers on moving day. Ensure you have snacks, drinks, and essentials on hand.

    Oversee the Move

    Be present during the move to answer questions and provide directions to the movers.

    Inspect Your Old Home

    Conduct a final walkthrough of your old home to ensure nothing is left behind.

    Settling In


    Step-by-Step Unpacking

    Unpack one room at a time, starting with essential items, and gradually work your way through the house.

    Discover Local Amenities

    Take the time to explore your new neighborhood, parks, and nearby amenities to get acclimated.

    Meet Your Neighbors

    Introduce yourself to your new neighbors, creating a sense of community.

    Excellent
    Based on 42 reviews
    Ruth Knott
    Ruth Knott
    2023-12-19
    Amazing service!! Without James and his team, my move probably wouldn't have happened. They got me out of a tight spot at really short notice thanks to solicitors not exchanging contracts until 4 days before my move Extremely professional set up from the minute they arrived, throughout the whole day up until they left. They took great care with my furniture and other possessions and so skilled In getting everything into my brand new build property without causing any damage. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needed a professional, reliable and caring removals firm at a very reasonable price. For anyone moving in and around Staffordshire Moving Circles are the 👌
    Jenny Summerfield
    Jenny Summerfield
    2023-12-09
    James and the team were amazing. Moving house is really stressful but everyone worked really well together and has us packed up, moved in to our new home without a hitch.
    Darren Powell
    Darren Powell
    2023-09-04
    Couldn’t fault the service provided by Moving Circle Removals. We couldn’t be happier with the communication and value for money for a move of some distance. Thankyou
    Nicola Appaji
    Nicola Appaji
    2023-09-01
    A Professional Company with very friendly staff. They were good value and very responsive throughout the move. They helped us out when we needed a backup removal company quickly on a Bank holiday. I would recommend them to everyone they were amazing helped us feel relaxed on our moving day.
    Hannah Grant
    Hannah Grant
    2023-08-26
    Absolutely fantastic service! Had a solicitor nightmare in the morning and the guys just took it in their stride. Amazing professional service from start to finish. Would highly recommend!
    Mike Soles
    Mike Soles
    2023-08-14
    James and Tommy helped us from booking , quoting, packing moving and storage . Their service was friendly, professional,& very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble , even down to providing storage for excess items! Moving circles was recommended to us by a friend , and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others ! Thank you guys !
    Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan
    2023-06-11
    Nice team and very accommodating, great job.
    Susie Perry
    Susie Perry
    2023-06-02
    I used moving circles removals quite recently and I must say what a pleasure it was, the lads were great , very professional, very helpful. The move was very smooth! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is moving house soon. Thank you guys for helping me out 😊👍🏻
    Kimberley Greenwood
    Kimberley Greenwood
    2023-05-29
    James & team recently helped us move house - we cannot fault the service and would highly recommend. James was really professional from the outset and also very flexible when our completion date kept moving around (unlike many other removal companies). The team that turned up on the day to support the move was also great - efficient and worked really hard throughout the move day. Moving Circles was also highly competitive in their pricing. Thank you Moving Circles - would definitely work with your team again in future!
    Angela Jones
    Angela Jones
    2023-04-06
    We used Moving CIrcles for our recent move and I am so glad that we did . From the very first consultation right through to the actual move, I cannot fault the service that we received. The guys that did the move were very friendly and professional throughout, nothing was damaged and everything was put where we asked. I would highly recommend James and the team who certainly went above and beyond to ensure a smooth move. Thank you so much.
    How much do movers cost for a two bedroom apartment uk?

    How much does a removal service cost when moving flat? On average, the removal cost for a 2 bedroom flat will usually cost somewhere in the range of £315 and £500, plus VAT.

    How much do you tip movers?

    A good rule is to give £20-£25 to each person from the moving team for a half-day. If they have been working for the entire day, it might be reasonable to give them £40 to £50 for their efforts. A little extra would be nice if they have been taking heavy items up and down the stairs.

    What is the most expensive day to Move?

    Tuesday is the most expensive day to move house. If you're choosing your moving date primarily for financial reasons, then Sunday is the best day to move house for you. Book your removal company in advance and compare removal companies to ensure you're getting the best possible deal for your removal costs.