Moving House: What to Consider

Moving from one property to another can be an extremely stressful process. There’s a specific sequence of events that needs to come off in the right over. And, if things should go wrong, there’s always the possibility that you’ll be made homeless.

Having this kind of disruption hanging over your head can be enormously stressful. To limit the impact, and to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible, you’ll want to put in a little bit of planning ahead of time. Let’s take a look at a few key tips that’ll help you to enjoy the best possible move.

Declutter beforehand

You don’t want to be transporting items that you’re later going to throw away. Doing so will not only cost you more when it comes to removals: it’ll also mean more time and energy spent finding a home for everything at the other end.

If you can go through your home and declutter, you’ll enjoy a less stressful move. Be ruthless, and pay particular attention to bulky items. If you can sell your fridge and pick up a replacement on the other end, then you might find that it’s worth doing so.

Pack early

The earlier you pack, the better. You don’t want to be doing it during the last few days before your move. You’ll have other things to stress over at that point.

Decide how you’ll be moving

The exact moving method will depend on your personal preference and circumstances, and the distance you’ll be travelling. In some cases, a removal company might be the way to go. Especially if you have accumulated a lot of stuff over the years or are relocating to a different city. If you have fewer things that need moving, couple car trips might do the job and you can move over a period of time too. Ensure you get car insurance for a week or two if you are borrowing a car from a friend.

Organise your utilities

You’ll need to apprise all of your utilities providers of your change of address, and to take final meter readings before you go. This will help to ensure that your supply isn’t interrupted, and that you aren’t going to receive any unexpected bills. In the case of the water bill, you’ll need to provide notice of five days so that they can come over and read the meter. If you don’t, then you might incur a charge for water that’s used after you’re gone.

Pack an essentials box

When you arrive at your new property, you don’t want to be trawling through all of your boxes in search of vital supplies like toilet paper, towels or toothbrushes. Make a box labelled ‘essential’ that will include all of this stuff. It should ideally include takeaway menus from the local vicinity – but you can always go down the app route to find a local eatery.


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