House Moving Guide
The celebrations begin, you are on the move and what exciting times ahead. But what next? There are elements to moving to a new house that can become stressful. We have made a list to keep you on track and help make the move much less demanding. Here is our guide on what to do;
It is the perfect time to go through some old, potentially unwanted belongings. Do you really need or even want to pack up that pot pig collection, or the broken TV you still haven’t sorted?
There are plenty of charities you can donate to, or auction sites, such as ebay, to sell disused items. There are homeless charities that will collect furniture you no longer want as long as it has the fire label attached.
Pack and label everything you do not need, but want to keep. If you have the space then great, or contact Store Store Store to get a quote for some storage solutions. We have a man with a van that can help you out collect and deliver to your new house.
Having a plan for moving to your new house and labelling your boxes accordingly ensures you have a stress free moving day. Make sure you have a box of essential things that you will need to use immediately, such as the kettle and some teabags! You might find it useful to have your essentials to hand for the first night too, like bedding and your toothbrush. It can be very tiring, so make it as easy for yourself as you can.
Do you need a Removals company?
If you do then then there are usually lots of options. It is a good idea to contact them as early as possible to make sure their availability suits you.
A good removals company will always be happy to come out and review all your items and discuss the process along with all the costs involved. They should be able to offer a reference which is always reassuring to have.
Your new house is going to need insurance. You have building insurance which covers the fabric of your house, from the bricks and mortar to roof and windows. This is so important as it protects possibly one of the biggest purchases you will ever make.
Also, don’t forget about investing in contents insurance. This is for anything that isn’t part of the fabric of the house. Depending on the cover you opt for, this covers all your possessions in the event of damage, fire or theft.
All my services;
There are a whole host of services and people that you will need to contact to give them your new details. Schools will need to know about your move as soon as possible, especially if children are moving to a new area. The doctors, bank, vets, DVLA, life insurance, memberships, car documents, and utilities will all need to be notified about your new address.
When moving into a new house, it is a good idea to take gas, water and electric meter readings on the day that you leave your old premises and take the readings again as you arrive at your new premises. Make a note of your account numbers with these readings and call them as soon as you can to keep your bills as accurate as possible.
It is also advisable to obtain a gas safety certificate for all your appliances. If this wasn’t done in the sale process then it is something that any COGI registered plumber can do for you.
It is a great way to take a lot of hassle out of moving. Whether it is overspill from decluttering your house, or if you are having renovation work done at the new house; whatever your reason for doing so, self-storage can be a cost effective way to look after your belongings. Contact us on 01652 462111 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you work out the best plan for you.