Top 5 Things To Organise For A House Move
When you know that you’re finally moving into your dream home it can be a huge sigh of relief. You’ve jumped through all the legal hoops and the stars have aligned so that everyone in the chain is miraculously able to move at the same time. While you’re looking forward to moving, there are still a few things to sort out. Here is a helpful list of things to organise for a house move.
1. Confirm your move-in date
Perhaps the last big hurdle of moving is confirming your move-in date. This will be arranged through your conveyancers.
2. Inform utility providers that you’re moving!
From your broadband provider, to your gas and electric provider, it’s important to ring ahead of time and let them know that you’re moving. You may want to cancel your contract or transfer the services to your new home – it’s up to you.
You will also want to start updating your key addresses to ensure that all your post heads to your new abode. You can pay for a post redirection service if you feel you need more time to sort this out.
3. Organise removals company
In most cases if you’re moving house, your belongings will also be moving with you. It’s important to book a removals company ahead of time to ensure that your items are seamlessly transported on the same day as you move into your new home.
If you haven’t organised a full packing service then you will need to pack all your smaller items into boxes ready for the removals team to load into their van.
4. Clean your property before you leave
As well as emptying your property of all your belongings (unless agreed otherwise), you will want to make sure that the property is clean and hygienic for the new residents. Packing up boxes can be dusty work, so ensuring that you give floors a hoover and surfaces a quick clean is a nice gesture.
Of course not everyone has time or is able to clean, so alternatively you can arrange for a cleaner or company to do that for you.
5. Tell friends, family and neighbours!
Moving house can be exciting news to share with your friends and family. If you had a good relationship with your neighbours you will probably want to tell them you’re moving too, so they’re not surprised by your departure.
We hope this list of top 5 things to organise before moving house is helpful and offers clarity on your next steps.