Moving house is one of the most stressful things you will do as a young professional couple looking to buy for the first time. Fortunately, with a little planning you can ensure that you move into your new home with as little fuss as possible. Ideally you should make the chance to visit your new purchase a week or so before the move in date, as this will make some of these moving tips all the more easier to implement.

Box names

One of the biggest hassles when moving is not being able to find the things that you need, when you need them. To make it a lot quicker for you to find specific items and for your removalists to drop off the box to the right room, stick a label to it. The label can be made from simple A4 paper and should contain a list of items, the name of the room where it should go and perhaps even a floor plan. Try writing essential information on the side of the box too, so that you can see it, even when it's stacked up.

Quickly In and Out

Removal companies will want to be in and out of the property as quickly as possible so that they can move on to the their next job. Help them to do this by laying planks of cardboard around the house. It'll stop them from having to remove their shoes and mean they can be done in less time. Couple this with your box labels and you'll have a really efficient system organised.

Overnight Bag

Having an overnight bag packed will act like your own personal survival kit when everything is still in the boxes. Pack things like some fresh clothes, toiletries, perhaps a portable MP3 player and some snacks. You can even take some plastic cutlery and paper plates to save on washing up after a take out, and a game of some sort to help you and your partner unwind in the evening.

Early Clean

Something that will make all the difference is the ability to go to the property before the move in date and give the whole place a good clean. You'll be able to do it in a fraction of the time and wont need to move boxes around. This will also make it better to dust as boxes have a tendency to create lots of mess, and will make cleaning much less tiring.