5 Things to Remember When Moving House

As exciting as a new home can be, moving is an incredibly stressful process.

And yet the property market is booming, with many people eager to find homes with more space – home offices are all the rage right now.

In your eagerness to begin this new chapter of your life, it can be easy to forget even the most obvious of things.

It’s completely understandable if you’re feeling overwhelmed, so here are five things that you should remember to do when you move.

1) Redirect Your Post

With companies are pushing for e-communication, we are receiving less post than we used to – great news for the planet!

But despite this, you probably do still receive some physical post and it can take time to notify everyone about your change of address.

While you get on top of that, have your post redirected with Royal Mail. That way any letters will automatically be sent to you at your new home.

2) New Dentist

While you have probably already located your nearest GP surgery, finding a dentist can often go overlooked.

Consider a trusted chain like Portman Clear Brace Group. They have practices all over the country and will be happy to advice you on your closest one.

Dental emergencies can happen at any time, so it’s good to make sure you’re always registered with a practice.

3) Label Your Boxes

Labelling your boxes will make your life a thousand times easier when you come to tackle the monumental task that is unpacking.

List the contents of each box on the outside, and make sure you write down which room it’s for. This will save you needlessly lugging boxes from room to room later down the line.

It’s also a good idea for you to invest in some wardrobe boxes – trust us, you’ll never look back. These truly remarkable inventions will save you so much time packing and unpacking.

Simply transfer your clothes from your old wardrobe to the box, and then to your new wardrobe!

4) Take Metre Readings

Before you leave make sure you take readings of your gas and electric metres so that you can report them to your supplier.

Take photos as well, so that you have date-stamped evidence should any problems arise.

You don’t want to end up paying for any gas and power used by the former occupiers!

5) Final Walkthrough

Before you leave your home for the last time, take a moment to do a final walk through to make sure you have everything – double check all the cupboards and look behind every door.

You’d be amazed at the hiding places that our belongings manage to find themselves in. This only gets worst the longer you live somewhere.

We know moving is a stressful time, it’s normal for you to forget about things when you’re juggling so much. So, take note of these five pointers to make your move run a little smoother.

Are you a seasoned home mover with advice to share? Tell us your tips in the comments below!

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