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Lots of people say moving home is one of the top ten most stressful events in your life. Fortunately, there is a way to mitigate your stress. In a nutshell, start as early as you can, plan ahead and do everything you can to make it easy on yourself, your family and even the family pet. As an agent in Runcorn, my team and myself have been helping homeowners, landlords, buyers and tenants move, sell and let their Runcorn homes for many years. So I thought I would share some top tips for making your move as stress-free as possible – then find out which streets in Runcorn have moved the most in the last three years.

The first tip is to plan ahead and write a list; because while it is taking between 15 and 20 weeks at the moment from finding a buyer to moving, those few weeks will fly by in no time as day to day life carries on. Next, get yourself a decent home removal company as they are worth their weight in gold on moving day – and if you need to know a good one in Runcorn – drop me a line, and I will let you know who my clients are raving about.

Next, a cluttered Runcorn home doesn’t sell or let well, so maybe consider decluttering before you market the property. It will sell/let better and when it comes to the move – the job will be so much easier. Know where you plan to put all your important documents (like passports and bank PINs, etc.) Tell your utility providers, and it is a good idea to create electronic copies of significant documents by scanning and saving them onto a USB stick and don’t forget to get your mail redirected.

On the day of moving home, stress levels will be high, and I know you will want to get everything packed away and have the tea on by 5.30pm! Those who have moved many times know that isn’t the case. Be realistic, as it’s doubtful you are going to unpack all your boxes in your new home by the end of the first day.

Make sure to keep your ‘Moving Day Survival Equipment’ close by, change of clothes, wash equipment, cold bottles of water, biscuits, kettle, tea/coffee/milk, crisps (even G&T??) to keep your spirits, morale and energy up. You will be fine, but it will take a few days to completely unpack and get your new Runcorn home the way you would like it to be. As long as you have your bed set up and made by the end of moving day – you can have the rest of the weekend to get ship-shape.

So, which street or road in Runcorn (WA7 to be more precise) has put themselves through one of the most stressful moments in their life over the last three years? Which street has seen the most home moves and experienced the trials of moving home.

Actons Wood Lane comes in at the top spot, with 48 home movers in the last 36 months with a total property value of £11,968,000 sold, interestingly there are only 49 properties on the road, so have a look at the top 20 and see if your street is in the top 20!

Before you go, if you do need any help or guidance about moving home or advice about the current state of the Runcorn property market, then feel free to drop me a line or read the other articles in my blog on the Runcorn Property market.


WA7 Street or Road Number of Properties Sold in the last 36 months Total Value of Property Sold
Actons Wood Lane 48 £11,968,000
East Lane 47 £3,053,000
Wisbech Close 35 £6,838,000
Walsingham Drive 34 £11,214,000
Morston Road 31 £10,766,000
Scottsdale Road 29 £4,403,000
Halton Road 28 £3,353,000
The Decks 26 £2,457,000
Lutterworth Avenue 21 £5,086,000
The Glen 20 £1,624,000
Biggleswade Drive 20 £3,886,000
Maricopa Close 19 £2,761,000
Grangemoor 19 £1,727,000
Old Coach Road 18 £1,913,000
Farriers Avenue 18 £7,533,000
York Street 16 £1,446,000
Castlefields Avenue East 16 £2,115,000
Tannery Croft 16 £4,555,000
Malpas Road 16 £3,368,000
Main Street 16 £2,760,000