Moving tips

Preparation is key, as the saying goes. And this has never been truer than when it comes to moving home. Get yourself armed with these must-know tips before you start.

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Moving tips

Despite the joy of getting your hands on the keys to your new property, moving home is still one of the most stressful things you can do in life.

That’s why we've compiled a handy list of move guides which round up the best moving tips – to help you along the way.

Top tips for moving home

Whether you're moving from the country to the city (or vice-versa) or you’re simply trying to acclimatise your cat to its new surroundings, our home moving tips cater for all kinds of scenarios.

You might find when moving home that the new layout doesn't quite match up with your current furniture, and you can't decide whether to replace it all.

We've got that covered too with a helpful guide, 5 things to ask yourself when changing your sofa.

As well as a range of moving tips, we’ve got a handy moving checklist to keep track of everything you need to get done to finally feel settled in your new home.

Getting organised before Move Day

  • Measurements: Make sure you take measurements in the hallways, doorframes and around stairwells so you know what furniture will and won’t fit.
  • Broadband: Most internet service providers require a minimum of 30 days' notice to transfer a service to a new address, so be prepared.
  • Tradespeople: Compare quotes from trusted tradespeople before moving in so you can get the work done early. Zoopla has partnered with Plentific to help you find the right people for the job.
  • Parking permits: Are you able to park outside your new home on Move Day? You may need to apply for a parking permit or a parking bay suspension.

Read more with our guide, 6 things to get organised before Move Day or The alternative A to Z of moving.