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How to make moving house stress-free

How to make moving home stress-free

How to make moving home stress-free…

Moving home should be an exciting occasion and shouldn’t be stressful. Luckily there’s a way to avoid stress and to make it easy on yourself. We would like to share some tips to make moving home as stress-free as possible.

Pick a removals firm early

Plan in advance because removals firms do get busy, especially over the weekend, bank holiday or school holidays so it is always best to pick a removals firm and book in advance. It is very important that you pick the right removals company. Your items are dependant on the company you choose, and to avoid damage to items or your property, or paying more than you expected, it’s important you do your research. Look at reviews from previous customers, check what your removals quote includes.

Make a list

Make a list of everything you have to do and work out a timeline. There are many moving checklists available online, so check against these to make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything!

Declutter in advance

Clearing your home of any unwanted or unnecessary items before your move can save you time and stress but it can also save you money! By getting rid of unwanted items cuts down on the amount of stuff you need to move. The less stuff you have, the smaller the van and the fewer hours you need your removals team for. If you need any waste removing give us a call on 01480 220434 or email us

Make a packing plan

Start packing as soon as possible and begin with the rooms you use least. Packing these rooms first and using them to store your boxes will disrupt your life the least. When labelling boxes make sure that you are specific about what’s inside, list a few items in the box and which room you intend it to go into in your new house. Try not to overpack your boxes, use small boxes for heavy items and large boxes for lighter ones otherwise you will risk the boxes falling apart and possibly injuring someone. 

Think about what you can’t move

There are some items that removals companies won’t move such as hazardous materials, plants with soil in, animals etc. Don’t forget to consider the safety of your removals team and yourself. Pack sharp items carefully and consider the weight of the boxes.

Dealing with paperwork

Store all important documents in one box and be placed where you will not lose it. It may be a good idea to create electronic copies of important documents. When it comes to making sure you still get your post, you may want to use the Royal Mail redirection service, which will forward post from your previous address to your new one. This gives you more time to go through all the companies. 

Organise utilities

Make sure you take your final meter readings. You can set up your internet, gas, water and electric providers in advance. If you’re not staying with the same provider in your new home you’ll need to call them and inform them of your house sale. Remember to put yourself on the electoral role at your new property. 

Take time to clean

Getting your keys to your new home early will give you time to assess and clean your property before you move your furniture in. Be sure to keep your cleaning materials separate so they don’t end up packed away. Cleaning the house thoroughly before all your boxes and furniture arrives means there will be no nasty surprises on moving day. If you have access to your property before moving day, it would be a good idea to arrange deliveries of white goods in this time. 

Pack a moving day survival kit

Before your moving day make sure you have packed a moving day kit of essentials. This will contain all the necessary items to get you and your family through moving day such as; toiletries, phone chargers, bottles of water, snacks and provisions for hot drinks. 

Go slowly

Moving day can be exhausting. Have realistic expectations of how much you want to get done. It is very unlikely you’ll unpack your entire house on the first day. Be sure to keep your survival kit to hand and stop for drinks and food to make sure you don’t entirely wear yourself out. 


If you need help making your move stress-free give us a call on 01480 220434 or email us

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A smooth removal with no hiccups. Two great guys who did the job with efficiency- nothing was too much trouble for them.Would strongly recommend.
James C.
09:49 21 Sep 22
Absolutely brilliant company, with only a week from exchange to moving date I struggled to find a company to help me, but CBS removals just had availability and were so helpful when I was clearly very stressed. Carolyne came out a few days before the move to reassure me that there was enough capacity for all our items and on moving date they were all their promptly including Carolyne, and the team worked so hard all day, they really earned their wages, and were very helpful, cheerful and good fun to the last. I cannot recommend this company enough. Thank you so much guys.
Allison “.
09:25 31 Aug 22
Moved on the hottest day of the year. The team was unavoidably understaffed on the day, but Caroline from the office stepped in to assist. Excellent professional and friendly service. The team worked tirelessly to get us moved into our new home in good time. Would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting a stress free moving experience.
Ray D.
17:12 15 Aug 22
We moved last week and could not fault the service. They were on time and worked flat out all day. Nothing was too much trouble and the team managed to maintain a good sense of humour all day. even when large items needed to be moved to another room....Great value for money I can recommend CBS and would use them again.
Christopher M.
15:19 25 Apr 22
Turned up on time, they were very friendly, very professional hard working lads we had a laugh and still got the job done, well worth the money and I would definitely recommend.
Roger A.
21:05 19 Apr 22
If you have been calling around trying to find the right moving company to assist you with your move, look no more :)My husband was lucky enough to stumble upon CBS and I am so happy he did. From Carolyne with logistics to David and his team actually doing the move, they were all top notch, professional, attentive, kind, and caring individuals.I am ALWAYS stressed out in a move (who isn't right?) but particularly since I'm from the US and not really familiar with all of the protocols here in the UK, I had anxiety times a hundred. Carolyne managed to calm me down with reassurances that David would take care of me come moving day and he did. He was so thorough and intentional but also took time to talk to me and calm me down when he saw I was getting too stressed out :) I just love this company and wish there were more places in the world like this who are1000% professional but also feel like they are your friends. Thank you so much CBS!!!!!!!!!
Charmaine P.
11:00 28 Mar 22
Would 100% recommend CBS Removals. The team were absolutely brilliant, careful and considerate with our belongings and nothing was too much trouble. Great work guys!!
Donna C.
17:53 31 Dec 21
Booked CBS Removals for a house move. Got a very competitive online quote which was followed up with Carolyne who was lovely and so helpful with all of my questions, especially when we hadn’t got our completion date. They were very flexible with accommodating the date we needed. Carolyne gave me a call the day before the move to finalise any questions I had and talk me through the following day. The removals men and vans arrived promptly first thing on moving day. Very polite and hard working. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they were always so careful with the furniture, dismantling and reassembling, making sure to not mark walls and floors. They were very patient waiting for our house to complete and then as soon as we were in got to work unloading. They stayed as long as it took to get all the furniture up, and everything where we wanted it. Would definitely recommend CBS removals and will definitely be going back to them for any future moves.
Shona B.
20:48 22 Dec 21
We would really reccomend CBS removals, they were friendly, polite and careful with our stuff. Carolyne and Riley were really helpful in the run up to removal day and David and Simon were great on the day. Thank you!
Sara A.
21:19 14 Dec 21
i am so grateful to Caroline & the team at CBS for moving my house contents - they were fantastic - the lads were still moving my stuff in at 7pm & even had to lift a double wardrobe almost above their heads to get it up my stairs - nothing was too much trouble, laughing as we went - day was much more enjoyable because of them. I cannot rate them highly enough.
Jo V.
09:58 06 Nov 21
Fantastic service, polite and respectful staff it’s actually a relief to know when i move I can not worry about a thing. I had a very bad experience with a different local firm ? CBS followed up to get the job done right, and that they did. With half of the men to..I wouldn’t recommend anyone else
mark O.
10:18 02 Nov 21
These guys made a stressful day fun thanks to their upbeat personality and friendliness. Nothing was too much trouble. They went the extra mile and my whole family appreciated their attitudes. I will recommend them to anyone. Thank you for an amazing service
Davinia M.
08:45 07 Aug 21
They say that moving house is one of the most stressful events in your life - yet with CBS removals at your service this couldnt be further from the truth! Right from making the first phone call to enquire about their removals service, to the actual move itself and then the additional "after care" service the whole team were extremely professional, efficient, courteous and friendly and they all went the extra mile or 10 when one minor item got mislaid - you'd have thought it was an heirloom not a glorified (but much loved) curtain pole - that thankfully has been returned to its grateful owner! The guys worked especially hard on the move day and had enormous trouble getting large furniture through tiny door openings - and this without so much as a moan. But I had to get vats of tea and heaps of sugar to keep them sustained! I could go on - I shouldnt' miss the opportunity to praise the 2 Caroli/y/nes in the office who made it their mission to reunite me with the curtain pole. Such dedication! Can't recommend them highly enough - oh and now I'd like a quote please for some rubbish removal! A breath of fresh air working with them. Best wishes and my thanks to all of you. Keith
Keith N.
13:59 08 Jul 21
Fantastic removals company. Michael and David were so helpful and friendly delivering our belongings today. Would definitely recommend them. Thank you both.
Jane P.
15:34 02 Jul 21
Fantastic service from start to finish. The whole CBS team was very hard working and friendly. They made the process feel incredibly easy and were a pleasure to spend the day with. Thank you!
Rosie G.
10:55 27 Apr 21
CBS made our move day as stress free as possible, great team on the day and loads of support from the office when we needed it.
Nick M.
12:01 07 Apr 21
Would definitely recommend CBS, they were great on our removal day! Turned up on time and were really efficient. The guys and lady were very friendly and did a great job. Lewis was great at coordinating everything.
Tom P.
18:20 06 Apr 21
The crew we're on time very polite and friendly and helpful will recommend your company to all my friends many thanks Caroline Wilson
Robin V.
15:51 27 Mar 21
We couldn’t have been more happy. CBS removals were friendly, hardworking, professional and swift. Quite a long wait for our keys on a Friday afternoon as well, and all the chaps made sure we were completely happy before leaving and never made us feel under pressure despite the late hour. Highly recommended. Thank you very much CBS
Amy L.
13:20 21 Mar 21
We couldn’t have been more happy. CBS removals were friendly, hardworking, professional and swift. Quite a long wait for our keys on a Friday afternoon as well, and all the chaps made sure we were completely happy before leaving and never made us feel under pressure despite the late hour. Highly recommended. Thank you very much CBS
Amy L.
13:16 21 Mar 21
Highly Recommend CBS removals , we had oversized awkward items to get to A -B and CBS were good bunch of lads with the right equipment and very competitive quote
Frankie 0.
12:04 09 Mar 21
I cannot recommend CBS removals high enough , they moved me from Kent to Bedfordshire , professional guys turned up on time all boxes and tape ready , Michael, Paul and James and Alex were very helpful and very competitive pricing with others that quoted , it’s was a very long day and they were patient with me deciding on location of furniture , they done overtime hours my opinion but did not request any extras , all the best CBS removals for the future , keiron
Keiron K.
13:21 06 Mar 21
Our moving day was a minor heart attack in the making but CBS were the only part that went well! Paul and his team on the ground and Carolyne back at the office all went above and beyond for us throughout solicitor induced delays and an extremely cold February evening. Highly recommended and will be my first call for any future "men with ven" requirements.
Peter P.
12:40 12 Feb 21
Lewis and Paul from CBS were great last Friday, so professional and helpful. They certainly took the stress out of moving - thank you so much 😀
Lauren M.
10:31 01 Feb 21
CBS removals , I would like to say first you arrived on time , your staff are so help full , polite , and professional,
l suffer with COPD and at short notice you helped me out off trouble and got me moved , so a big thank you to you and your staff ,

regards Steve
Steve C.
21:22 19 Dec 20
Provided me with a really competitive quote and were super helpful over the phone and offered good flexibility to work around my plans. Due to external factors I didn’t end up using their services but impressed and I will if I’m ever move back to the area!
Ian H.
17:59 03 Aug 20
James and the boys were punctual and worked efficiently throughout the day. They worked really well together as a team and made sure that we were happy throughout process. Would definitely recommend :)
Victoria S.
21:24 26 Jun 20
I didn't actually use CBS but I wanted to speak up for the efficiency of their communication, their openness, and the friendly manner in which they do business. Their quote was competitive, and I'd recommend others look into them.
Stuart L.
17:56 12 Feb 20
Called CBS last minute for our removal and could not recommend them highly enough! Great guys and great banter between them all. They went over and above to help us and make the move go as smoothly as possible.

If you need a removal Company I would give CBS a call.
Su A.
12:51 23 Dec 19
CBS Removals were an excellent firm to work with. Due to working for a pop up brand that travels across the UK, we often dread moving from one location to the next. However, CBS couldn't have been more helpful. They were professional, upbeat and went above and beyond to ensure our stock was moved safely without being damaged. CBS took care of everything from taking apart furniture and rebuilding, loading into their vans and transporting to our new store. We couldn't recommend them enough and will definitely be using them in future!
Eleanor M.
16:09 16 Oct 19
Had a great experience with CBS - showed up on time and moved everything we wanted, both men were friendly and helpful to us. We will definitely be using this company again in the future
Sydney L.
14:15 16 Oct 19
We discovered this new company quite by chance and I am pleased we did. The pre move service was excellent and the quote was the best we had been given, by around £400.00 . I liked the fact the price quoted was the final quote, other companies stated that the movers would be on overtime after 1700. Anyone who knows the A 303 knows that the chance of a delay is very real. The team turned up on time and were very professional, polite and hard working. Beds had protective covers as did my tables and wooden furniture. They had all the appropriate racks and ties. The move happened over two days due to the distance of moving from London to Devon. They turned up on time the second day to unload and again worked hard . The team had a good camaraderie between themselves and were polite and courteous to us. My wife said she would adopt Niall!!!
When we move again I would use this firm if they are prepared to journey down to Devon. Team were timely professional and more importantly no damages or breakages. Thank you all.
Cyril S.
14:58 31 May 19
We used CBS Removals to move house and we couldn’t recommend them enough. The team were friendly, efficient and hard-working. Good protection of all items which made their way safely to their new home. Very happy customers!
Hayley S.
17:59 26 Apr 19
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