Moving house can be one of the most stressful things someone has to deal with in their life. Even just the thought of moving can seem really daunting, especially if you have a house packed full of possessions!
To ensure your house move goes smoothly, you need to be prepared and have a plan in place. There are certain things that need to be taken into account.
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Getting Ready to Move
The first thing to sort out is the moving date. This is usually referred to as the completion date, and comes around as soon as you have exchanged contracts.
You should try to avoid bank holidays and Fridays for a moving date if possible because removal companies tend to be busier during these times and can sometimes charge extra!
Another good tip is to avoid filling boxes to the brim as they can become to heavy to carry. You should also label the boxes as this will make your life easier when unpacking.
Rattan Direct have created a really useful and comprehensive guide that provides more tips to make moving house easier.
Leaving Your Old Home
Now becomes the hard part, you need to actually leave your old home behind. This can be difficult, especially if you’ve been in your home a long time.
There are a number of things that can be done to make leaving easier and also make it easier for the new people moving in.
You could write a fact-file which should contain useful information such as the rubbish removal days.
You also need to get your post re-directed to your new address which can be done manually by contacting each company you have dealings with but to make life easier, this can be done via the Post Office. They usually charge for this but they will take care of everything.
The guide that Rattan Direct created provides more useful tips and advice when it comes to moving so I urge you to head over there – https://www.rattandirect.co.uk/blog/home-owners-checklist/.