Your Quick Checklist Before Moving House
The Removals Hub
Moving house can be a major change in your life, and with the huge stress that this event can give, the risk of forgetting to do some important steps associated with changing residences is high. But don't worry, as here's a quick list of what you need to do before you permanently live in your new place.
- Book a removals team in advance
Search for removal companies in Bristol or anywhere in the UK as soon as possible so that you can find one that is available on the day of your move. Also, consider moving on a weekday.
- Start packing as soon as possible
Some people start packing two months before the big day, starting from seasonal items such as Christmas decors. Also, consider starting in rooms that you don't often use.
- Rent storage facilities for items that can't go into your new home
There will be some things that you might not want to let go but can't fit in your new house. Consider renting a storage facility to temporarily keep these items while you're trying to decide what you'll do with them. There are removal companies that can also offer storage solutions to their clients. Find out more about Excalibur Removals to know your options.
- Inform your utilities companies
Make the necessary cancellations or adjustments to your utility companies to ensure continuous services for gas, electricity and cable, among others.
- Notify important establishments of your new address
Avoid possible identity theft when moving house by ensuring that your bank, club and other important entities are informed of your new place where they can send your bills and other confidential documents.
- Settle outstanding bills with local services
Make sure to cancel local newspaper and magazine subscriptions as well as local services such as window cleaners, gardeners and daily housekeepers before you move out.
- Hire professional cleaners
In many cases and depending on your current landlord, you will need to do end-of-term cleaning in your current house. For your new home, having a spring cleaning is also recommended before moving in. To avoid stress, entrust both cleaning tasks to professional companies.