It’s been a while since I moved house but lately I have got to thinking about that special but stressful time and decided to put up a post to help others who are facing a house move. If you are looking to move home anytime soon, it’s likely that you are worried about how you and your family are going to cope with the whole experience. With a million and one things to think about and do before the big day, it’s no wonder that you may be feeling anxious about the situation. There’s no getting around the fact that moving is stressful and because of this, I have compiled a short list of things to remember before moving day so that you don’t run the risk of forgetting anything!
Speak to your providers;
One thing that many people forget to do is let their utility bill providers know that they are moving. Failing to do this can lead to you paying more than needed for your utility bills. Once you have your moving date, speak to your electricity, gas, water, and even internet service providers so that they can provide you with a final bill. You may also want to set up their services in your new home.
Arrange the moving company;
A lot of people try and move their belongings without a removal company, and this simply adds to the stress of moving. Save yourself the headache and arrange a removals company to come and help you transition into your new home. 2 men even offer installation of your utilities in your new home too!
Any subscriptions that come to your home will need to be cancelled. Things such as magazines, newspapers, and even a milk delivery will need to either be cancelled or rerouted to your new home. Don’t forget to have your post redirected too to ensure you don’t miss out on any important mail.
Tell your neighbours;
If you’re close or at least friendly with your neighbours, it might be a good idea to let them know that you’re planning on moving so that they can prepare themselves for any noise that may come from your household.
Touch up your home;
Look around your home for any dings or scuffs, and any other repairs that need doing and make a list of them so that you can touch them up before leaving. This is especially important if you’re hoping to get a security deposit back. Remember to replace any broken white goods if needed and leave the property in the same state you moved in with.
Arrange a leaving party;
Finally, one of the best parts about moving is being able to host a leaving party for all of your friends, family, and neighbours to attend for a final goodbye to your home. Even if you’re not moving far, it’s a great way of celebrating the time you spent in your home and look forward to the next chapter of your life!