A Time- line for Moving
Planning on moving house but got no idea what you should be doing? Don’t panic, that’s a common thing to happen, especially for first time buyers! Obviously, there are a lot of things that you need to consider and it can be particularly difficult if you have a big family and even pets to also sort out. We understand this, that’s why we have made a timeline for the process of moving house, including before and after the move. Two Months Before The Two Months Before The Move... Move... You might think that two months is a long time but it isn’t at all, time flies when you are very busy! At this stage, you should be starting the packing and clearing out process, have a clear out of old stuff that is no longer wanted, at the end of the day moving house is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. If you are moving with children, then this is also the stage that you need to find new schools for your children and arrange for them to transfer their school records. Moving house requires a lot of time and dedication, especially with children, so we highly recommend that you book time of work either side of your move.
Five Weeks Before Five Weeks Before The Move... The Move... If you are like most families, then you will find that you will have a lot of belongings to take with you to your new house, so at this stage you should hire a removal company if you don’t already have some- thing planned. When you are booking a van make sure you get a few quotes beforehand so you are getting the most out of your money. Paperwork, no one likes it! But you need to make sure that you have got all the right information before your big move. Double check your home insurance and make sure you are on the best deal, if you are moving to a smaller house for example then you might need to re- view the value of your contents and buildings cover. Three Weeks Before Three Weeks Before The Move... The Move... 3 weeks before is the sort of time you need to be looking at the bills that will be occurring within your phone. Search online to find the cheapest TV, broadband and phone deals for your new address and check out the cheapest energy tariffs. Something that many people seem to forget is changing your address on existing bills. You need to update your address on your TV licence, bank society, driving licence and any other investments that you have. The consequences can be quite severe if you don’t do this.
One Week Before One Week Before The Move... The Move... By now, your packing should be pretty much done and you should be starting a thorough clean of your house. Make sure you consider the things that you will need on the first night in your new home and have them packed in an accessible box or suitcase ready for immedi- ate use. A week before is the time that you should register your new home with the council so you can pay your council tax. The Day Before The The Day Before The Move... Move... Eeeeek, it’s the day before your big move! All your packing should be done by now, so do a final clean where you might have made a mess in the moving process and walk throughout your house and make sure you aren’t leaving any little possessions behind. This is particular important if you have young children, they have a thing of hiding valu- ables! You might already have your keys by now, but if not contact the estate agents and arrange to pick up your keys so your move isn’t de- layed.
The Day of The Big The Day of The Big Move... Move... So the day is finally here, the big move! Once you have put all your belongings where you want them to go, and maybe fit in a cuppa you need to switch utilities providers and update the electoral register so you are eligible to vote, this can be done at GOV.UK. If you have pets or children make sure you introduce them to their new home and show them where everything is, so they can get used to it. Once all of this has been done, sit back and relax in your new home, because you deserve it!
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