4 Stress-free Tips for Moving Home

April 20, 2016
Jess

Moving home can be one of the most stressful periods of your life. As well as the formalities, paperwork, and unforeseen hurdles that you must overcome, you also have to worry about packing and moving all of your belongings in the simplest and most organised way possible — this is not at all easy.

In an effort to make your life easier, we have put together four of our top moving home tips that will help your move remain smooth throughout the whole process.

1

Change your correspondence address

If you are changing your permanent residence, you should notify all of your service providers that this is about to happen. Failure to do so may result in lost post and the risk of missing vital correspondence, such as bills or confidential information. In addition to doing this, you should also setup a mail redirection at the Post Office, so any additional mail for the services you have forgot will be sent out to you at the new address. You can do this on their website if you have a Royal Mail account. You’ll do very well to remember everything!

Organise your belongings

Finding a logical and practical way of sorting and packing your items will make the whole moving process a lot easier. The issue is that organising your own items can be very time consuming, particularly if you have large/heavy items that cannot be packed very easily. If there are large objects such as furniture that you won’t be taking with you, you should arrange for this to be picked up either by a charity collection or the local council. Alternatively, you could try and sell your belongings on a site such as Gumtree, where users can add/remove listings at their leisure in an effort to raise cash for unwanted items.

For smaller items such as clothing and belongings, you would be better seeking expert help. Removals company Pickfords boasts an award-winning home-moving service which takes care of sorting, packing, and moving all of your worldly belongings from point A to point B.

2

Plan ahead

Think about the day of the move and the type of things you may need. The likelihood is that the internet connection will not yet be set up in your new home, you should therefore obtain any required information or details before you move and print it/save it so that you don’t have to rely on having an internet connection. It would also be a great help to the new owners of your home if you prepared a brief cheat sheet for them detailing: where the stopcock is; where the gas and electric meters are; when the bins are collected; and who supplies the energy, broadband and landline.

Make provisions for young family/pets

If the day is straining on you, imagine how it feels for a young child or pet in your family. As well as the travel, they probably don’t understand the full extent of what is going on, which will make the experience more distressing for them. Prepare activities to keep your children busy, or place your pets in the care of someone else for the day. Find Pet Boarding identifies pet daycare services local to you, and you always have the option of checking the place out for yourself before leaving your pet there.

By following these simple but effective home-moving tips, you can ensure that the moving process is as smooth as it could possibly be.

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