You’ve got an awful lot of things to remember when you are moving home. Your to-do list probably gets longer by the day and there’s so much to consider from booking your removals service to finding a new school for the kids. Moving is always going to be stressful but it doesn’t have to be chaotic. Being organised, planning in advance, and paying attention to these tips will help you move more smoothly and with the least amount of stress possible.
- Choose Moving Day Carefully
Try to avoid moving on a weekend, Friday, or Bank Holiday since this is when removals firms like ManAndVanCheltenham.com are more likely to be busier. Try to time your moving so that you avoid any rush hour traffic if you are moving to a city. Mid-week moves are generally cheaper and less stressful.
- Choose a Recommended Removals Firm
You may want to have someone handle the entire move from packing to driving the van, or you may want to save money and arrange a man with a van instead. Whichever option you choose, pick a company that is recommended by others (check for testimonials or ask for examples of past clients) since you are entrusting your belongings to these people. Once you have chosen your man with a van or your removals company, make sure you book as far in advance as possible so that you can secure the ideal moving date for your needs.
- Work Out Your Furniture Plan
Take a close look at the floor plan of the new house and decide where your furniture is going to fit. Be realistic and know that if something will not fit you’ll have to donate or sell the item (or put it into storage). Arranging this early means that your unwanted furniture can go to good homes in time for the move.
- Notify All the Relevant People
As soon as you know you are moving, start to notify the people who need to know about your move such as doctors, dentists, schools, and local authorities for utilities and council tax. Doing this in advance saves last-minute headaches and possible lost money. You’ll also need to notify the DVLA, your banks, your credit card companies, the HMRC, the TV licensing people, and your family and friends.
- Work Through a Checklist
Get a moving checklist from a removals company and work through it as the moving day approaches. Tick off all the essential things to do so that you know you won’t forget anything. Make sure that you have an essentials box packed that will be the first off the van, including things like tea and coffee, a kettle, toilet paper, and that all-important bottle of bubbly to celebrate your arrival.
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