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Well, we, at LetMeStore.com, realize that there’s a lot to do when you’re moving to a new home. So, please don’t leave things to the last minute.
Here’s five things you can do ahead of your move to help smooth the process.
- Connect & disconnect your utilities
No matter how much you love your new home, you won’t love it quite so much if it’s lacking water, gas or electricity when you move in!
The first thing on your list should be to notify your suppliers you are moving to ensure you’re connected before you move, and that you’re disconnected from your current home.
- Change your address & redirect mail
Make sure to do this as early as possible, as you’ll no doubt be surprised at the amount of people who need to know your new address. Think schools, doctors, the bank, insurance companies – the list goes on. Write a list of everyone you need to inform of your new address and cross each one off as you go along.
Redirecting your mail may seem like common sense, but there’s always a few bills and personal letters that wing their way to your old address never to be seen again. Consider a six-month redirect service via the Post Office to capture anything you’ve missed.
- Smart packing
Packing to move house is a good time to cull your old, unused bits and pieces, and your local charity organization will love you for it.
Consider labelling your boxes with the room they belong in – this will make unpacking much simpler.
If you’re super organised, keep an inventory of what’s in each box. After a long day’s moving, you’ll be glad you did.
- Plan ahead for kids & pets
When moving with small children and/or pets, it’s best to not have them around while you’re lugging heavy boxes. Ask friends or grandparents to watch them for the day – it will make things much easier for all of you and us too.
- Make sure you’re insured
Have you moved your insurance policy to cover your new address? It’s often last on everyone’s mind when moving house. Check that your new home is covered for when you move in, and your current home still covered until you leave. It’s better to be safe than sorry, after all.
It’s also a good idea to check with your removals company what their own insurance covers. Even with experienced movers, some damage can sometimes occur.
And one final tip – make sure important documents (birth and marriage certificates, passports, etc.) are kept together somewhere safe.