What you need to plan for when moving house

What you need to plan for when moving house

Moving House is a stressful time in many people’s lives. There are so many factors to consider and plenty of services to organise. Without proper organisation of all of these tasks, the moving process can become an incredibly difficult hassle. You may find yourself swamped with things to do, with no apparent way out. Once the conveyancing process is complete you can look forward to moving home.

To efficiently handle moving house, you need a sufficient moving checklist to keep track of your workload. This enables you to prioritise tasks and set yourself deadlines to stay on track at all times. You’ll have plenty of time to rest and unwind whilst staying on top of the move.

This handy checklist covers everything you need to account for when moving house. Follow our guide to have a simple and stress-free moving process.

Change of Address

When moving house, it can be easy to forget to inform certain people of your move. These might be the people or services that you don’t encounter on an everyday basis so can easily slip your mind. We recommend that you prioritise informing the following:

  • Friends and family
  • Doctors’ surgery
  • Bank/Building society
  • Local Council
  • Post Office
  • Utilities (gas, electricity and water)
  • Your car insurance provider

Book Removals

Booking a removal company can greatly decrease your stress levels. Moving house isn’t an easy job, especially if you have to move everything yourself. You want to save as much time and energy as possible so it’s advisable to book a removal service based on the amount of space you need to move all your belongings efficiently.

It is also a good idea to book your removal service as soon as you have a date for completion. This is because prices will increase and availability can become reduced the closer it gets to your move date. Don’t leave booking your removals too late otherwise you’ll face expensive charges or miss out on the timeslot you need.

Start Packing Early

Starting your packing process early enables you to work at a relaxed pace, not in a rush. You’ll be able to pack all of your items carefully and neatly. Don’t forget to prepare the boxes and wrapping materials ahead of time as well as allocate enough time for packing too; we recommend at least 2 weeks prior to moving day.

It is wise to make a plan when packing to ensure that relevant items are packed together and labelled for certain rooms in the new house. This can reduce the amount of time it takes to unpack and makes the process much easier for you and the removals team on the big day.

Cleaning Out

Before you move out, make sure the house is clean and tidy throughout as this will help it sell faster when on the market. Declutter any rooms that might be overwhelmed by your belongings. It can be much more effective when selling to present buyers with a clear space. This lets them visualise their own belongings in the home, encouraging them to buy the house.

Decluttering early in the process will also ensure you have sufficient time to whittle down anything that doesn’t need to accompany you in the move. Whether it’s old furniture that you’ve been hanging onto just in case or old toys and clothes that need to be taken to a charity shop. The less you have to move, the more affordable removals become and less effort the move will take.

Move House!

Whilst preparing the move, you can become caught up in the process and lose track of what you are actually preparing for. The moving process is incredibly busy and you will have lots to do. Ensuring that you stay on top of organising the move will ensure that it is as stress-free and fun as possible.

After completing everything you needed to do before moving, you can look forward to enjoying all that your new home has to offer! Most people overlook the importance of doing everything before moving house, but with a little organisation, you can have a speedy yet stress-free move.

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