Moving home – especially if into a dream property can often be an exciting time for all concerned. But one thing that has the ability to dampen even the most elevated of moods is a house move that simply doesn’t go to plan.
Luckily, there are several steps you can take to give yourself the best possible chance of enjoying a stress-free relocation into your new home, allowing you to enjoy your new space as soon as you move in.
1. Book Your Removals Specialist as Early as Possible
Give yourself the best possible chance of booking your favoured removals firm by making the booking as soon as you have your moving dates. Not only will this help you to prepare mentally, it will also ensure that you are guaranteed the date and time slot that you need.
People around the UK are moving home every day of the week so the earlier you book your removal services, the less chance of disappointment and being told that there are no available slots left.
2. Locate and File Your Important Documents
There are some items of paperwork that are far more important than others. These will typically be your passports, birth certificates and marriage certificates as well as any other vital documents such as your qualifications.
Our advice is to locate all of these documents and then store them in one place; preferably a clearly marked box or folder. Try and also make a photocopy of each document, as should the worst happen, it might make obtaining replacements easier.
3. Notify Your Utility Providers
You are still liable for the utilities at your existing address until you notify your suppliers that you’ve moved to a new house. We recommend contacting each of your utility providers as soon as you have the dates for your move – take this opportunity to also notify them of the new address so that they’re connected and ready for when you move in.
4. Start Packing as Early as Possible
You will be surprised at just how much you have collected over the years by way of personal belongings and other possessions. What at first can look like a straightforward move can quickly turn into a project of its own as you start opening up drawers and discovering new items you’ll need to pack.
To prevent being left in a panic when the moving date arrives, start packing as soon as you can and clearly label each box detailing the items it contains.
5. Create a Moving Plan
There is nothing better than a well thought out plan. In this case, you want to ensure that you decide which of your items need to be relocated first and which can be left until last. Even the simplest of plans will avoid you wondering where that important box of paperwork has disappeared too.
Essex Removal Service & Co: Serving the Residents of London and the South East
As a specialist in overseas European removals as well as removals across the UK, we are well placed to assist you in your next house move. Whether you require a specialist mover for your artwork or simply some assistance with relocating your furniture, we’re here to help so call us today on 01708 722 277 to discuss your requirements.