Top Tips for Moving to A New House

Moving to a new house gives you the fresh start you need, a way to reinvent yourself and to make your new place your version of home. However, moving home is a long process and can be very stressful with so much to remember to do.
To help you along the process, we have created a list of ways to help make your move as smooth as possible, so that you can enjoy your new home to the full extent.

  1. Organize a Removal Company
    Once you have gone through all your belongings and decided what you are keeping and throwing, it is important to book a removal company. Removal companies have years of experience with transporting heavy and delicate items, so you can ensure that your belongings will be relocated safely. In some cases, booking a removal company can be expensive, so if you choose to do the move yourself, just be extra careful. Follow this link for some top tips on packing:
  2. Cutting Costs
    Decluttering is essential when moving home, you don’t need to bring items that you don’t intend on using in the new house as it will end up taking up unnecessary space. Not forgetting to mention it will raise the price of the removal costs.
  3. Make an Inventory
    Being organized will make your life a lot less stressful, by creating an inventory on your belongings you will be able to keep track of what items are arriving each day. This will hopefully prevent any loss of items throughout the move.
  4. Pack areas you don’t use
    Start removing objects from rooms you use the least, the garage, spare bedrooms and attic are good places to start. Make sure you leave your personal belongings until the day of the move, this includes medication.
  5. Arrange your Utilities Early
    Setting up your utilities early in the new house will save you a lot of time and stress, examples of this are your council tax, electricity, gas and home insurance. Sorting this out as soon as possible will mean you can relax in your new home straight away. To make sure you get the best deal possible visit: shutterstock_547444582
  6. Label your boxes properly
    Label the boxes with a quick description of what is inside, and what room it belongs in. It’s also important to make sure you write whether it is delicate or not in large writing, the last thing you want is to unpack a box of broken plates. To make it easier, use a colour code on the boxes to help determine which room the boxes are intended for.
  7. Pack an Essentials Bag
    An essentials bag for move day will help ensure you have the things you need to hand even when everything seems to be in total chaos. This will give you easy access to items that are important to you; medicines, toothbrushes, phones, a change of clothes, snacks and of course tea bags!
  8. Explore your new hometown
    If you get the chance take an opportunity to visit your new area before you move. This will things feel familiar from day one when you’re in your new home. If you are moving counties, you may already be dealing with a local estate agent in Berkshire for instance and they will be able to give you local area information to help you settle in.
  9. Change your address
    Updating you address is something to consider a couple weeks before the move, this includes establishments like the bank, doctors and dentists.
  10. Take Photos
    This may sound a bit over the top but taking pictures of how your internet and TV were set up could help you in your new home. If you have a display of photo’s or china again take a picture before you dismantle them so that you make sure you put things back how they were.

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