If you are due to move house over the coming weeks or wish to take advantage of the Stamp Duty Land Tax taper relief up to 30 September 2021, then you may be preparing to move house over the Summer.


Moving house at any time can be stressful. There are multiple balls to juggle and numerous people to deal with including the estate agent, lender, solicitor, removal company etc. All whilst you are trying to pack up your old house, keep on top of your finances and prepare for projects in your new home.


If you find yourself moving house during a particularly hot spell, remember the following 6 tips:


#1 Start Preparing Early


Avoid rushing around on moving day in scorching heat by packing up your home in good time. The earlier you start the better. It may feel too soon to start, but there are probably some areas you can focus on first. Start by clearing out sheds, lofts and cupboards then start packing things that you will not need over the coming weeks. Label boxes and start a designated area to keep your boxes out of the way. If you aim to pack up 1 box each evening, you will find that you get through the house quite quickly.


#2 Keeping Cool


Get lots of fresh air circulating as you pack up or unload into your new home. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day to avoid becoming dehydrating. As you are doing lots of lifting and carrying it is important to take care of yourself to avoid an injury. If your fridge is out of action, consider making up a cool box with ice and plenty of cold drinks.


#3 Make Arrangements for Children & Pets


If you have young children or pets with you when you move it might be sensible to arrange for someone to look after them for the day. Keeping them cool, safe and entertained whilst you are busy moving can be an additional stress.


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#4 Pack a Bag of Essentials


After a long, hot, exhausting day of moving house you will probably want to shower off and get into bed. Avoid having to hunt through boxes in the evening by packing an overnight bag with all your essentials. Include towels, a wash bag, a change of clothes, any medication you might need, phone chargers etc. this way you can get cleaned up and get a good night’s sleep without having to search through all your boxes.


#5 Get Professional Help


Whilst it is an additional cost, hiring a removal company may reduce the stress of moving and help considerably if you happen to be moving in a heatwave. Professionals will help you organise before moving day and will be able to take care of all the heavy lifting. If you cannot book a removal company, ask for help from family or friends to lighten the load.


#6 Take Breaks


Avoid overheating or straining yourself by taking regular breaks. Seek some shade, a cool drink and some healthy snacks to give you energy. If you have a cool box, you could pack yourself some ice lollies, cans of drinks or even some flannels to refresh yourself with throughout the day.


Can We Help?


If you have put your house on the market or are looking to buy, then please get in touch with our Property Law Team who can discuss your requirements and provide you with a conveyancing estimate.


Call our helpful team on 01256 844888 or email enquiries@lambbrooks.com. Alternatively, you can give all your property details to our online chat assistant who can arrange for someone to come back to you.


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The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice.  The law may have changed since this article was published.   Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.