The day is fast approaching when you will be moving into your new home, and whether it is a national or international move, there are a number of things that need to be considered. So where to start?
As experienced movers, we know that it can be overwhelming when trying to make a list and prioritise when moving, so to help, we have compiled five of our useful tips for this transition…
Do you have all the help you need?
Moving can be very stressful and tiring. It is important when moving to ensure that you have has many hands on deck to help as possible. This will help to speed up the process and ensure that you are into your new home with everything set up as quickly as possible. Sometimes it doesn’t always work so smoothly, especially if you have to work, and so we would recommend either seeking professional help or get as many family members and friends around as possible to help share the load. If you have kids or pets that require looking after on move day, you may wish to think about lining up help for this as well.
Contact your current electric and gas suppliers to notify them that you are moving
To ensure that you are not paying too much for your gas and electricity, or paying for energy that you have not used, you should notify your gas and electric supplier that you are moving. Normally, suppliers ask for at least 48 hours notice. Before you move, make a note to check the meter readings and pass these details onto your supplier. It is also a good idea to give your supplier a forwarding address to ensure no correspondence is missed.
Ask for a list of useful numbers in the new area that you are moving into
When you move to a new area, it is useful to have a list of professionals that you know are trusted to help you properly. Should anything arise, this will save you time on search engines trying to decipher who will give you the best deal and potentially save you money, especially if the request is urgent and you have yet to set up Wi-Fi/have limited 4G signal (this can be common in older buildings with thicker walls).
Change the locks
Although the previous owner will have handed in their keys, it is best to know that there aren’t any extra keys out there. Contact a locksmith and get a quote for how much it is to change a lock. We advise scheduling this for fairly soon after you have moved in.
Have you had a professional look over all of the paperwork?
This is especially important if you are moving abroad. There is a lot of red tape to go through and paperwork that can be overwhelming when moving to another country. Ensure that you have copies of all of the paperwork in case any hiccoughs happen whilst you are moving. If you are unsure of anything, it is always best to seek professional advice to save money in the long run.
Our team are here to help you during this process. If you have any queries or concern, then please get in touch with a member of the KEJ Removals team today.