What to Do in the Run up and on the Day of Your Big Move

So, if you have decided that now is the time to move house, you are about to embark on a big upheaval, but at the end of it you get to live in your new home! Although moving house is considered one of life’s more stressful events, by being organised and knowing what to expect, you can greatly reduce the stress of moving house.

During the run up to the big day it is time to start getting everything ready – once you have got your mortgage sorted, sorted out your conveyancing solicitor such as this buildings survey Birmingham based company Sam Con, it is time to get ready for the move itself.

Being well prepared and well organised will make a huge difference to your move – here are some things that you can do to make sure that your move goes smoothly…

Having a big clear out and decluttering is a must before you move. This will mean that you won’t be moving stuff that you don’t want or use anymore. You could sell things, donate them to charity or if they are not of any use to anyone look at how you can recycle it or book a skip if you have a lot.

You may want to use a removal company – if you do it is important that you book the company sooner rather than later, as good removal companies get booked up quickly, in particular if you are planning to move house on a weekend as this is of course the most popular time to move house, as is a bank holiday.

If you have pets and children it is a good idea to look into kennels or a cattery for your pets, or someone that can have them where they can be kept calmly away from the upheaval of the day, and also with children it is best to find someone who can look after them on the day, so that you don’t have to think about having to look after them when you have so much else going on.

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As well as this when it comes to leaving your own home, ensure that you have redirected your post, and changed your address with people like the doctors, the bank and your work for example. Make a list beforehand of all the people that you need to make aware of your address change. If you have paper deliveries for example you should also make sure you cancel this.

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If you have given keys to your home to others, such as friends, family and neighbours, you should also collect them all back before you move so that nobody has a key to your old house.

Prepare a box for moving day that will make sure you have all the essentials ready to use throughout the day – the kettle, teabags, milk cups and maybe some biscuits and plates will make sure that the all important cup of tea is sorted as soon as you move in!