Christmas is usually the time of the year when you feel centred and calm and when you can fully breathe…unless, of course, you are in the middle of a major house re-shuffle.

However, it doesn’t have to be so stressful. With a few simple things to remember, you can keep focused throughout the process.


Make the arrangements

If you have a major house move happening this Christmas, things are going to be a little bit more hectic than you’d like – and there is no getting around it.

So the best thing you can do to counteract the impending disorganisation? Get organised!

Decide who’s house you’re going to go to this Christmas – and make the arrangements. When are you going to head down? How long are you going to stay? What will the sleeping arrangements be? What do you need to bring?

Or maybe this is the year you consider going to a venue for Christmas and letting somebody take care of you for the day – you can visit family in the morning or evening and have your Christmas dinner in one of the many hotels offering a gorgeous and atmospheric Christmas experience.

When you can’t control everything, you control what you can.

The Details

Decisions – make them. Are you looking to buy? To sell? Are you going to rent in the interim or expect to move in one transition? What is your budget for renting? What timeframe? Making the initial plan-of-action will give you a sense of control.

If looking to buy or sell you will need a solicitor or conveyancer, so use this time to research and compare different firms, services and fees. Moovingo also have a selection of pre-qualified solicitors that don’t cost and arm and a leg to chose from.

One of the most important things you can do is organise a valuation of your home. This will determine what your options are if you’re looking to sell. We offer a free valuation with no obligation at a time that suits you.

It’s a good thing

The most important thing to remember here is that despite all the upheaval and the confusion and the living-in-boxes, you have to remember that all of this – is for the greater good.

It means you’re moving onto your next life stage – so whether you’re moving into a new home or getting ready to leave something old, it’s about the next chapter.


It’s Christmas. So remember to stop and enjoy a sherry or two – that will definitely take the edge off.

Want to get the ball rolling? Follow this link and book your free valuation with Moovingo today.