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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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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
I thoroughly recommend CBS Removals. Used them recently to move house, fantastic service, the guys were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. If you are looking for a reliable, trustworthy removals, contact CBS Removals you will not be disappointed. Five star review.
Jane M.
12:14 22 Nov 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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