There are many key moments in life when stress is bound to strike. Top of the list of anxiety-fuelling life events are weddings, births and moving house. It may seem like an obvious piece of advice, but being organized is perhaps the single most important thing you can do. Continue reading for our top tips to ensure you have a smooth move.

Pack Well and in Advance

Procrastination is not your friend. Putting off packing up your current home may seem like a good idea especially when you’ve been working hard all day. However, doing so will result in excess stress nearer the time of the move. Be really prepared when it comes to packing. Have one box labelled essentials that you will carry with you in the car. In there, put a kettle, mugs, chosen hot drinks, teaspoons, snacks, toothbrush, toothpaste, handwash and a couple of towels. 

Of course, packing away everything weeks before the move will result in needing something and having to delve back into a box. If you do decide to go down this route, ensure that you write a mini inventory on the side of each package, or the room it needs to go in at least. 

Whilst packing up the electrical appliances, computers for instance, it can be tricky assembling everything properly at the other end. Labelling all the cables to ensure you know which device it belongs to is a fantastic time-saver. 

Choose a Good Removals Company

Picking a removals company on the back of personal recommendations is a great idea. Family members and friends will be able to inform you of the business’ ways and the standard of work they complete. Checking out a company’s online reviews is another good idea as you will get a higher number of views. A fully licensed and insured company, such as Northern Colorado’s Armada Moving, should be sought to ensure that any mishaps are covered. In fact, some companies will even pack and unpack for you, which could certainly save both time and stress. Cargo protection is vital; the use of blankets, straps and wrap can help to keep your possessions safe. What’s more, choosing a firm who will provide you with a clear idea of what you are paying for is vital. Knowing how many movers you will need based on the size of the house you currently have and any extra items helps you to budget effectively for the overall cost. 

Think about the Kids

Although the children will undoubtedly be excited about their new house, it is much easier to make a successful move without them getting under your feet. If you are able to source childcare, preferably away from the house, this would be a great solution. For those unable to do this, prepare some activities in advance. Coloring sets, tablets and books are great options. Be sure to have the tablet chargers to hand too. As well as the activities, be sure to have plenty of snacks sorted as children notoriously whine about being hungry when they’re bored.