We know that moving house can be an extremely stressful time, but it’s also an exciting one. It means a fresh start for you and your family and a whole new house decorating adventure! Here at Home&Build, we’ve come up with a bit of a checklist for before you actually move into your new place. That way, you’ll be able to stay calm and the moving process should run nice and smoothly. Let’s get started!Ask the previous owner the necessities – It’s inevitable that you’re going to want to know things like: where are the gas/water meters, where’s the thermostat, when do the bins get collected etc. Also make sure that you have all the right keys off them including ones that are for the windows, the conservatory etc.
Get your post redirected – You’d be surprised how many people forget to do this. Ring up places like your bank and make sure that they have your new address and the date that they can start sending stuff to it. You don’t want to miss anything important!
Let everyone else know that you’re moving including the DVLA, HMRC etc. They’ll need to know that you’re no longer living at your previous address. You can get fined if they’re not kept up to date!
When actually packing up, label each box with what room you want it to go into. It’s all well and good labelling what’s in the box, but by packing it up by room, you’ll be able to save yourself a lot of time and stress at the other end. Keep a box ready for your essentials. Chances are, unpacking is going to take a while. Put a box aside when you’re packing and put the things that you’ll need straight away into it so that you can easily get to them when you need to.
Sort the utilities out for your new home. You’ll want to make sure that you sort out things like your internet before you move, as you could be in a position where it takes a while to get it set up.
If you’re moving to a new area, find out where your local amenities are. The last thing you want is to move house and then realise that you have no idea where your local supermarket is, especially when you’re tired and hungry! It’s also important that you enrol with a local doctor in your new area and that you find out where your local pharmacy is.
Have you any last minute moving tips? Let us know, we’d love to hear them!