Moving ChecklistJuly 29, 2014
Moving home can be a stressful and time-consuming experience, with a long list of things
to remember to avoid any last minute panic on the day you move. Preparation is key, so this article will serve to explain the main duties you need to carry out in the run up to moving day to ensure a trouble-free transition.
It is strongly recommended that you start organising for your move six weeks before move day to guarantee all aspects are covered and all plans are put in place. Firstly, confirm the date of your move with your estate agent and notify your landlord of this date if you are currently renting. Next, check your home insurance policy and make sure you have cover from the day you move into your new home.
Hiring the services of a professional removal company is the ideal solution to guarantee all your belongings are safely transported to your new house. Research thoroughly into several removal firms and obtain written quotes to ensure you are getting the most cost-effective option.
If you require new furniture or carpets, be sure to order them well in advance so they can be delivered in time for when you move in.
The next steps to be taken in preparation for moving day must be carried out approximately two weeks before the move to ensure all the details which can be easily overlooked have been addressed.
If you are moving area, begin by de-registering from your doctor, dentist and optician, and notify your milkman and newspaper shop that you will be moving house, providing them with a date that you want the service to stop.
Further to this, visit your local post office and arrange for your post to be forwarded on to your new address to prevent any new residents from receiving your personal details. While informing people of your address change, remember to let your bank know of any changes to direct debits or standing orders, and provide your friends and family with your new address as soon as possible.
Another factor which is often forgotten about until the last minute is making arrangements for a member of your relative or close friend to look after your children or pets on moving day. The sooner these provisions are made, the less you will have to worry about nearer the time.
In preparation for the move, you must start the packing process so you will have fewer items to deal with nearer to the moving date. Begin by packing non-essential items such as books, DVDs and non-seasonal clothes into secure boxes ready for transit on moving day to ensure a stress-free move. Select any belongings you no longer need and decide whether to give suitable items to a charity shop, sell at a car boot sale or offer to friends.
Finally, confirm arrangements with your removal company so that details such as arrival times and directions to your new address are verified. And now the truly exciting part – arrange a time to collect the keys for your new home from the estate agent!
As one of the leading removal companies serving throughout North Yorkshire, we aim to make your move as trouble-free and smooth as possible. Our wealth of experience means we have expertise to cover all aspects of your move efficiently, guaranteeing a personal and professional service to each and every one of our customers. We devise a plan for the most cost-effective removal solution to fit with your time schedule and lifestyle. For more information or a free, no obligation quote, don’t hesitate to give us a call or contact us online today!This entry was posted in Moving Advice. Bookmark the permalink. ← Top Tips for Moving with Pets What happens to abandoned items in self-storage facilities? →