You’re bound to feel a buzz of excitement once you sign the paperwork and send a deposit. Yet, you may soon experience panic as you start to prep your home for a big move. To ensure you have a smooth experience, we are providing tips on the six things to do before you move home.
- Pack Intelligently
Many people make the big mistake of packing up their home in one fell swoop, but this can lead to unnecessary stress. It’s therefore better to stagger out your packing over time. For example, you should give yourself a daily box quota, so you won’t feel burnt out come moving in day, and then you’ll be able to feel more relaxed when the time comes to unpack.
- Switch Utilities
Once you have a closing date confirmed, we recommend telephoning your utility companies to organise a service switch. This will ensure you have running water, electricity and gas in your new home – and then you’ll no longer pay for any utilities in your old home once you’ve moved out.
- Organize a Digital TV Package
Moving home can be incredibly stressful, so you’ll long for moments to relax at the end of the day and allow yourself to become absorbed by a film or TV series. It’s therefore a smart move to arrange for the installation of a digital TV package once you’ve moved home. This will ensure you won’t have to wait long to enjoy home entertainment – and it’s a great way to distract the kids during the unpacking and decorating process.
Now, you aren’t limited to getting cable. The UK has excellent free channels available via satellite or TV aerial. When you opt to go with this route, carefully consider what is most suitable in your area. If you want to watch Freeview channels, but live in an area with plenty of buildings and uneven terrain like Edinburgh–you cannot have a small indoor TV aerial. You may need to look into an outdoor option mounted on top of your roof. Before you settle in your new place, you might need to get an aerial installation in Edinburgh.
- Redirect Your Mail
Again, once you know your move in date, you should fill in a redirection form online or at the Post Office to redirect your mail to your new address. This will ensure that all your letters will arrive at your new property, so you won’t have to pick up any post at your old home.
- Find the Best Movers
Don’t leave it until last minute to book professional movers, as you might be forced to pay for an expensive or inexperienced moving company. Before you sign on the dotted line, browse the market for the most competitive moving company in your neighbourhood or who’re close enough to help with your move. Read impartial reviews, ask your loved ones for recommendations and compare quotes, which could help you save both time and money.
- Ask Your Loved Ones for Help
Once you’ve learned the moving in date, enlist your family and friends for help. Ask your loved ones in advance if they would be willing to help you move into your new home. The more hands the better, as they can quickly move boxes from A to B and can help you unpack, which will provide a hassle-free experience. You can then pop open a bottle of champagne and toast to your new home.
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