Stress free moving Tip’s

Stress free moving Tip’s

Stressfree relocation Tips

Stressfree relocation Tips

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    Transitioning to a smaller home can be a transformative experience, offering a chance to simplify and declutter your life. With over 35 years of experience in the moving industry, I’ve helped numerous individuals and families successfully downsize to smaller homes in the UK. Whether you’re moving to the charming town of Cannock, the historic city of Lichfield, the welcoming town of Stafford, or the bustling city of Birmingham, this article provides expert insights and practical advice on how to navigate the downsizing process for a smaller home.

    1. Start Early

    One of the keys to a stress-free move is to start planning as early as possible. You should give yourself enough time to sort through your belongings, decide what to keep and what to discard, and pack your possessions. Starting early can also help you avoid the last-minute rush and reduce the stress that comes with it. Ideally, you should start planning and preparing at least two months before the move.

    2. Create a Moving Checklist

    A moving checklist can help you stay organised and focused during the move. It should include all the tasks that you need to complete before, during, and after the move. You can divide the checklist into different categories, such as packing, cleaning, utility transfers, and so on. A moving checklist can also help you track your progress and ensure that you don’t forget anything important.

    3. Hire Professional Movers

    Here at Moving Circle we are committed to providing stress free professional moves. Hiring our team to move you can make the move less stressful and more efficient. Our professional team of movers have the expertise and equipment to pack and transport your belongings safely and quickly. We can also handle the logistics of the move, such as loading and unloading, navigating traffic, and dealing with unexpected challenges. Please look at our positive reviews which we have received from our previous clients.

    4. Declutter and Donate

    Moving can be an opportunity to declutter your home and get rid of things that you no longer need or use. This can help you reduce the number of items that you have to pack and move, which can save time, money, and of course stress. You can donate to our charity or sell items that are in good condition and dispose of items that are no longer usable. Decluttering can also help you start fresh in your new home and create a more organised living space.

    5. Label Boxes and Keep an Inventory

    Labelling your boxes can help you stay organised and make unpacking easier. You can use colour-coded labels or write the contents of each box on the outside. You should also keep an inventory of your belongings, including the number of boxes and their contents. This can help you track your belongings during the move and ensure that nothing gets lost or left behind.

    6. Pack Smartly

    Packing can be one of the most stressful aspects of the move. To make it easier, you should pack smartly and efficiently. We provide our customers with quality boxes and packing materials. We use sturdy boxes and packing materials, such as bubble wrap, packing paper, and tape. Pack heavy items in small boxes and light items in larger boxes. Wrap fragile items carefully and label them as fragile. You can also use towels, blankets, and clothes as padding for fragile items.

    7. Arrange Utilities and Services in Advance

    Before moving, make sure to arrange for the transfer of utilities, such as gas, water, and electricity, to your new home. You should also contact your service providers, such as broadband internet, and phone companies, to schedule the transfer of services. Doing this in advance can help you avoid any disruptions or delays in services.

    8. Take Care of Yourself

    Moving can be physically and emotionally draining, so it’s important to take care of yourself during the process. Make sure to eat well, stay hydrated, and get enough rest. You can also take breaks during the packing and moving process to stretch, meditate, or do some light exercise. Taking care of yourself can help you stay focused and energised and it can reduce the risks of physical and mental exhaustion.

    9. Plan for Pets and Children

    Moving can be especially stressful for pets and children. To make the transition easier, you should plan for their needs. If you have pets, make sure to arrange for their transportation and accommodation in advance. You should also make sure to keep them in a safe and secure place during the move and give them plenty of attention and reassurance. If you have children, involve them in the process and explain the move to them in a positive and age-appropriate way. You can also arrange for child care or activities during the move to minimize their stress.

    10. Have a Backup Plan

    Despite your best efforts, unexpected things can happen during a move. That’s why it’s important to have a backup plan in case of emergencies or delays. You should have a contingency plan for, accommodation and storage, in case something goes wrong. You should also have a plan for dealing with any unexpected expenses or damages. Having a backup plan can help you stay calm and focused during the move, and it can reduce the impact of any unforeseen challenges.

    Article Author ;

    James Sanders - Law LLB | 15 Years Removals Experience | Uk National & International | Web Developer & Designer | HGV Class 2 Driver & Trainer
    • James Sanders is a veteran of the Removals industry having worked for some of the largest removal companies in the UK. An expert at local, national and international removals he now runs Moving Circle and likes to keep things small enough to manage and maintain quality whilst providing a comprehensive range of service for its clients.

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    Ruth Knott
    Ruth Knott
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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!
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    Mike Soles
    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
    Nice team and very accommodating, great job.
    Susie Perry
    Susie Perry
    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
    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
    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.