Save all your newspapers for a few weeks to use as packing paper, and every time you go to the supermarket, ask them for some boxes. You need to ask people who are stacking shelves because if they need to look out the back, they will already have been crushed. If you don’t buy papers, just use free ones. The only boxes you need to buy are the wardrobe ones which are AWESOME.
Always make sure the kettle is accessible, and always make sure there’s at least one chair each that hasn’t got a pile of stuff on it, so collapsing into it can be done quickly.
In my experience, the biggest stress is when you’re in a chain and no-one seems able to pick a date. Also stressful when the banks and lawyers seem unable to do everything on one day. Last time I moved house, I was in a chain of six with seven lawyers. We were number 2, and couldn’t move in until 2pm. I’m convinced some of the later ones would have ended up in hotels.
Now we’re moving again. Anyone want a 4-bed semi in New Malden? DM me if interested