Top Tips for a Smooth Move

Moving home, as you may be aware, is considered by most as the third most stressful time in a person’s life, trumped only by death and divorce. We at Dragon try our best to make your life as stress-free as possible, and if that means giving you handy hints for a smooth move, then that’s what we’ll offer!


The saying that ‘time is of the essence’ is true in some cases but certainly not all. When you’re working on an important project, often the ideal is quality over quantity – take this and use it during your move. Consider all options before rushing head first into a commitment. You won’t want to regret such a big decision that can affect your family for years to come.


You wouldn’t hire a carpenter to cut your hair, so why would you hire an amateur company to transport your entire life in one van? Everything you’ve worked for and spent good money on is being taken on the road from one house to another by complete strangers, so you must make sure they are covered by insurance. You need to be protected if something goes wrong, and if the company isn’t a reputable one, chances are you won’t have a leg to stand on.


It doesn’t take a genius to work out that moving is expensive; every single aspect costs money. Money causes stress, regardless of how much or how little you have, so having to juggle finance problems along with a big move is a disaster waiting to happen. It is important to record all outgoing costs and budget your expenditure. Use comparison websites to compare costs for everything, so you get the cheapest deal without compromising on quality.


Throwing things in boxes may be a great time saver before the big day, but it’ll add to the stress when you arrive at your new home and can’t find your television remote. Make sure you label all boxes correctly so that when moving day arrives, each box can be placed into the correct room; you’ll find the cheese grater in no time!


The big clean is always something we dread when the house is empty. Why not pack one room at a time and clean as you’re going along? When the bedrooms are done, vacuum, steam-clean the carpets and wash down the skirting boards. The same goes for the kitchen; empty the cupboards then wash them out. A task that was once huge seems more manageable when done in small chunks.

It’s always worth making a checklist to ensure everything you need to gets done. When a task is finished, the thrill of ticking it off your list is unbeatable.

Good luck with your move!

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