Top Tips for Moving Home
The build-up to moving may seem like it’s taking forever, and then suddenly you are given a short window to move. You probably feel overwhelmed, right? That’s why we have put together our top tips to help you through the moving process.
The best tip we can give you is to declutter. Declutter everything from clothes to old toys. Make a list of everything you need to declutter, even your kitchenware. You’d be surprised how many old mugs you have lying around.
Get in touch with your utility suppliers
Get in touch with your utility suppliers such as gas, electric, water, broadband, phone and don’t forget about your tv license and council tax to let them know you are moving. It’s easy to forget during the excitement of moving, but it can be a pain when you realise you’ve forgotten to sort your internet. It’s also a good idea to make a note of your current meter readings for the day you move. You never know if you might run into an unexpected bill.
Don’t leave packing until the last minute
Whatever you do, do not leave packing until the last minute. Packing is one of the most stressful tasks when it comes to moving. Sort through everything in advance. Everything from how you will be packaging your valuables to determining how many boxes you will need. The last thing you want is to not have enough bags or boxes on moving day and something gets damaged. Move things to a friend or family member if possible.
Pack an essentials bag
Something every person who is moving needs to know. An essentials bag will be a lifesaver. Your stuff will likely be in boxes and the last thing you want to be doing is searching through boxes to find your toothbrush. Think about what you will need not just on the day but a few days on either side of moving day.
Don’t forget to change your address
Something that often gets forgotten, changing your address. Most businesses and services will allow you to provide a designated date for redirecting your mail. You don’t want to be following up with old mail after you have moved to your new home.
Find somewhere for kids and pets to stay
If you’ve got pets or kids, you probably don’t want them running around on moving day. Moving day will already be stressful enough, not to mention very boring for a child.
Pack cleaning supplied
Most homeowners will clean their home before they move out, but just in case, pack some cleaning supplies. You will probably want to give your new home a clean anyway, especially if the old owners had pets. Instead of rummaging through boxes, pack a bag of cleaning supplies ready to go.
Make a list of everything you need to buy
You’ve probably been looking on Pinterest for design inspiration and you’ve probably already picked out the obvious things like a bed. Through all of the excitement, you might forget essentials such as tea towels, so it’s probably best to make a list of everything you need to buy.
Register yourself to vote
Registering to vote is something you can easily forget to do. When you change your address, you will need to register to vote in your new constituency.
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