06 Feb A Moving Experience – Our Checklist
January was such a busy month for us. Apart from all the valuations and viewings, we had many of our amazing customers moving into their new homes.
Whilst standing on the driveway with one of our clients last week, we were discussing all the things that they’d had to remember (and the things they’d forgotten) when moving home. Once you’ve exchanged contracts there are still a lot of things to think about and to prepare. So with this in mind, we thought we’d put together a quick checklist.
Don’t forget to:
Check your home insurance – make sure you have cover from the day you move into your new home.
Get written quotes from several removal firms. Get references and check the limits of their insurance.
If you’re not using professional removers, ask friends for help.
Notify the relevant utility companies of your departure.
Start getting rid of possessions you no longer need. Decide which items can be taken to a charity shop, sold at car boot sale or offered to your friends.
If you need new furniture or carpets for your future property, order them now and arrange delivery for when you move in.
Start packing non-essential items such as books and non-seasonal clothing into boxes.
De-register from your doctor, dentist and optician if you’re moving out of the area.
Visit the post office and arrange for your post to be forwarded (you will be charged a fee for this service).
If you have small children or pets, arrange for someone to look after them during the move.
Make a list of everyone who should know about the move. Send out a change of address messages via email or the post.
Finalise arrangements with your removal company. Confirm arrival times and make sure your removers have directions to your new address.
Arrange a time to collect the keys to your new home from the estate agent.
Notify the bank of any changes to direct debits and standing orders.
A final tip we’ve found handy for moving day is to look into a good local take away restaurant – after all, you probably won’t fancy cooking after such a busy day.
Thanks for reading and if you have any property related questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’d love to help you.
PS: Want to get a SOLD sign outside your property quicker? Call Tony and our team on 01325-776424 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for honest, expert and friendly advice.