A hassle-free guide to moving

Moving to a new home is said to be one of the most stressful things behind divorce and bereavement; therefore, it is good to know that the likelihood of anything going wrong is reduced significantly with proper planning.

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According to Anxiety UK, it is normal to feel anxious when moving home, so it is helpful to take advantage of any measures that can help to reduce the amount of stress.

Clean and declutter

Decluttering saves a lot of time and money. Making money from selling items that are no longer needed or wanted can help you to purchase something for your new property. Gumtree and eBay are popular platforms for selling items. It is a good idea to work on one room at a time, viewing the process as a series of steps rather than one huge mountain to climb.

When deciding which items to remove, only keep the things you need and/or love. Anything else is unnecessary.

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When it comes to cleaning, you may wish to consider hiring a professional cleaning company This could save a lot of time and guarantee a sparkling home to hand over on moving day.


It is good to get several quotes from well-known removal firms; alternatively, a Slough man and van services such as UKTDL Slough man and van may be more appropriate. Always ask around for personal recommendations beforehand. It is sensible to make sure any company you hire is a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR) or National Guild of Removers and Storers (NGRS).

You should find out as much as you can about the firm you are potentially employing, including how long it has been in the business and whether references can be provided. You can also ask whether it does both residential and commercial removals.

If you can afford to, hiring a firm to do your packing will avoid one of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of moving.


It is always important to notify various people that you have moved. The people to be notified include your banks, pension providers, employers, your doctor and dentist, and your insurance companies. A comprehensive list can be found online. Being prepared for this part of the process helps to reduce the tasks you need to complete once you have actually moved.


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