Revealed: The Moving Day 'fails' Keeping Brits Up At Night

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July 17, 2019 - PRLog -- A poll of 2,000 people who have moved home has revealed the most common disasters likely to cause them stress and sleepless nights before and after their big move.

Half of homeowners have experienced a 'fail' on moving day, according to the study.

Thirty-one per cent have proudly brought a piece of furniture to their new front door – only to find it wouldn't fit through it.

One in 10 have even lost the keys to their new property before they arrived at their new home.

As a result of the worry, one in eight movers suffered a sleepless night ahead of their move.

Joy Richards, spokesperson for Happy Beds (, which commissioned the research as part of its Moving Home campaign, said: "Moving home can be an extremely stressful time.

"It's really important, before moving, to plan ahead well in advance and get a great night's sleep before the big day to put yourself in the best frame of mind."

One in 10 believe trying to nod off in their new, unfamiliar home is the most stressful part of the entire moving process.

And it will take an average of four nights before new homeowners get a proper restful night's kip in their new digs.

Packing up the old house was revealed as the single-worst part of moving home, followed by the stress leading up to moving day itself.

Wardrobes were nominated the single worst item to move from one house to another, followed by sofas and delicate items like vases or mirrors.

Mick Fallon, Director and Conveyancing Solicitor at Howells Solicitors (, said that delegating tasks to supportive friends and family is an effective way of helping moves go smoothly.

"The secret to minimising stress when moving home is to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible, from beginning to end.

"Having the support of people you can rely on can really make the difference – taking the worry out of this exciting period of your life."


1.      Damaged furniture

2.      Scratched walls

3.      Not being able to fit an item through the door

4.      Not being able to manoeuvre furniture up/down the stairs

5.      Not being able to manoeuvre furniture around a corner

6.      Boxes breaking and the contents spilling out everywhere

7.      The previous residents hadn't totally moved out or left things behind

8.      The house wasn't ready

9.      Not having everything packed up in time

10.   Delicate possessions breaking

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Happy Beds is an independent bedroom and furniture retailer based in Batley, West Yorkshire, founded in 2010.

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