You have found your perfect home, and you are getting everything ready to move from your old house. It takes a lot of planning, and there are so many things to remember that you need to keep track of. Apart from the usual things like trying to pack as much as you can early and remembering to take the essentials with you, there are a few little things that you might easily forget. Here is a rundown of those small things to keep in mind.
Is Everything Finalised
Before you decide to pack everything up, you need to make sure that you have all the final agreements and have been given the keys. If you have instructed conveyancing solicitors to work on your behalf, then they will be able to help you get all the details finalised. Then you can start to plan all of your moving tasks.
Redirect Your Post
You might have found a lovely couple who are moving into your new home that has said they will forward all your post to you. While that is great, they may not always send them as soon as they get them. To make sure you get all of your mail redirected to you as soon as possible, you need to arrange with the postal service to get it redirected. You can set how long you want it to be redirected for to give you time to amend all your contact details to your new address.
Tell Your Banks and Utilities
Most people have a large number of companies that they need to tell when they move home. Apart from the credit card companies, DVLA and car insurance, there are others that need to be told. Although you will be setting up utility services at your new home, you need to tell the old company you are moving, especially if you are going to a new provider. It is usually straightforward, just a telephone call or an email to let them know what the last day of your ownership will be. Remember to take meter readings before you leave as they will want to know.
It is also important that you inform your bank as soon as you move, not just because you want your bank details to go to your new home, but also because it will prevent any problems with identity theft or any discrepancies the bank might notice.
Something that can easily get overlooked is home insurance. You may already have a policy on your old home, so it will be easy for the company to switch to the new property. If this is your first home, however, then you will need to set up your home insurance as soon as you can.
After you have survived the big move day and all of your things have been relocated into your new home, you can sit back and relax. You will be happy knowing that you have arranged all the details in advance.