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Moving Home Checklist

May 24, 2023In News4 Minutes

Everything you need to know for a hassle-free move


Moving home is an exciting time, but navigating your way through the process can leave a lot to think about. From booking a removals company to switching over your utility bills, the moving home checklist can seem never ending! However, with some forward planning and expert tips, moving into your dream home can be just a few simple steps away. Here’s everything you need to know for a hassle-free move.


Get to Know Your New Home

You’ve secured your dream home and now it’s time to get ready for the big move. When moving into a new-build home a new home demonstration will be arranged which will give you the opportunity to walk through your home to ensure you understand how everything works and provide useful information about maintenance.


Plan Your Move

Once you’ve confirmed your move-in date, get comparative quotes from removal companies and remember to book this well in advance. If you’re packing yourself, start early and tackle one room at a time. Dismantling large furniture can be time consuming so it’s worth starting that well ahead in the weeks leading up to moving day.


Inform Others

With a new home comes a new address, so it’s a good idea to start making a list of the friends, companies and utility suppliers you’ll need to notify of this change. It’s worth putting in place a postal redirection service for the first couple of months in case anything has slipped through the net. Don’t forget to take final meter readings so you don’t end up paying for more than you’ve used.


Prepare for Moving Day

Think about what you’ll need for the first couple of days after you move in and make sure you pack a separate box with all the essentials and individual bags with everything the family will need before you get chance to unpack. Make sure you have easy access to important documents, pack drinks and snacks and don’t forget medication, bedding, phone chargers, electronic devices and anything else the family might need.

If you have children or pets, it’s a good idea to arrange for someone else to look after them on moving day to ensure the day is as stress-free as possible for everyone.


Get to Know Your Neighbours

When you’re moving into a new-build home, you’ll be joining a brand-new community where everyone is in the same boat! Knowing your neighbours helps foster community spirit, can start new friendships and create a support network in an emergency. Once you’ve settled in, why not introduce yourself to your immediate neighbours or even arrange a coffee morning for others who have recently moved in?

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