When you move into a new house you need to be prepared for lots of different outcomes. Whether boxes go missing, items break or even if it turns out that your man with a van isn’t as experienced as you might have hoped, there is just no end to the things that can go wrong when you move house. Luckily there are many different things that you can do to ensure that your moving day goes as smoothly as possible. Here are some great tips to get your house move off to the best start! 1) Have all of the materials that you need.There’s no such thing as having too many packing materials for your house move. Boxes, newspapers, magazines, bubble-wrap, packing tape, foam packing peanuts, labels and marker pens should always be available – even when you think you have everything packed up and ready to go! Unless you’re very, very organised, you’re more than likely going to accidentally leave something unpacked, but if you have these materials and more at the ready then you can remedy this immediately! 2) Hire the experienced help that you deserve.Take time when choosing your removal company. Check with friends and family for recommendations, and if this doesn’t work then have a look at online reviews to find the best company in your area. Doing your research and carefully choosing your company will prevent any mishaps or unreliable movers turning up to help you move! 3) Have a plan – and stick to it!Make a plan and ensure that everyone knows what their jobs are, especially if you’re moving with your family. Try to organise a plan for the lifting, loading, unloading and unpacking for every single room of your house. Start from the top floors and work your way down for the best results! 4) Make sure all of your boxes are labelled.Labelling your boxes is a fantastic way to keep everything in place. Label each box with the name of the room it’s come from, and number them in order of importance. Numbering your boxes will allow you to know which boxes are necessary for you to unpack first, so you won’t have to waste time looking for toilet paper or tea bags when you’re in your new home! 5) Have an essentials box and an essentials bag.Pack a box of essentials for your new home and keep it clearly labelled and separate from the others. Your essentials box should contain things such as toiletries, food, bedding and anything else that you might need in the first few hours in your new home. Also consider cutlery, towels and all the needs of your children too! Your essentials bag should work in a similar way. Keep together things that you’re going to need, such as paperwork, housing contracts, keys, forms of identity, money and anything else that you should have on you for moving day. Check with your landlord or estate agent to find out if there are any specific documents that you need to have, and make sure that they’re kept on your person and not in an unmarked box! Money is essential for food and for paying your removal company, so make sure you have more than enough! Don’t leave your essentials bag unattended if it contains sensitive information – you don’t want to lose it in the clutter of your house move!