A Stress-Free Guide to Moving House
Moving in to your new home should be an exciting time after you’ve managed to secure the home of your dreams or have bought a serious upgrade to your old property. But even with the prospect of leaving your old home behind, the stresses that surround managing a house move can begin to take their toll.
If you aren’t a particularly well organised person to begin with, making the arrangements required to make your house move a success can be daunting which is why we’ve put together this handy guide to assist you in making the move as smoothly as possible.
Utility Companies, Finance and Changing Address
One of the most stressful aspects of moving home is the prospect of having to notify all of the companies you have dealings with about your upcoming move. There is nothing worse than missing important mail or having to delay vital communication due to confusion over your address which is why it’s important to get this out of the way as soon as possible.
Some of the many agencies and companies you will need to tell include:
- Your water, gas and electricity providers
- Your telephone and broadband provider
- Your bank account company
- Your credit card companies
- Your employer
- The DVLA (To update your driving licence and the address where your vehicles are kept)
And that is just for starters. Luckily, there are companies which can manage this on your behalf for a small fee, in turn telling all required parties that you have already changed address or are due to do so.
Probably the second most stressful aspect for most people moving home. If you possess a lot of furniture and other belongings, the prospect of having to pack them all up carefully and have them transported to your new home may leave you filled with dread.
For this reason, why not make use of a home removal company? Depending on what you require, they will even assist you in compiling an inventory of your home as well as carefully wrapping all your possessions for you. There are many companies across the UK offering these services so if you require house removal in Romford, simply complete a web search to find a suitable company. Be sure to shop around to ensure value for money.
You will also find that using a licenced removal firm will also provide you with some comeback by way of insurance should anything happen to your possessions during transit.
Give Yourself Time
There are no prizes for completing your house move as quickly as possible. We would suggest putting yourself into a position where you have possession of both properties for a week or so to ensure that you have enough time to complete your move without rushing.
This will reduce the likelihood of forgetting valuable items as well as encountering difficulties with your new home. There is nothing worse than a removal van arriving on site ready to unload, only to find you can’t access your new property.
Once you’re in, simply unpack the boxes containing your belongings at your leisure.