Top 4 Things You Should Do Before Moving Home
The process of moving is a hassle that we all must go through in order to start your fresh life in a new home, closer to work and with much more room for the children. But it doesn’t have to be the dullest affair if you get some help. There is a lot to remember before you close the door of your old property and turn in the keys but it all comes down to paperwork and packing.
Ensure Your Personal Information Is Protected
Redirecting your mail should definitely be at the top of your moving checklist. This will prevent your personal details from falling into the wrong hands, protect you from identity theft and will ensure that you don’t miss any important documents. You can do this online with a Royal Mail account.
Inform The Relevant Entities of Your New Address
The mail redirect will ensure that letters such as bank statements are sent to your new address but you should still inform your bank so they can update their records.
Some other entities you will need to inform are:
- Your employer;
- Local authorities to update your council tax and electoral roll address;
- Current household service providers such as your broadband company, TV licence and utility providers;
- Car ownership certificate and insurance company;
Decide If You Are Using a Removals Company
The first thing you need to ask yourself is if you have enough room in your vehicle to fit every single piece of furniture in your home. Or will you be needing to drive back and forth to get everything from your old property to the new one? If the answer to the latest question is yes you may need to consider the amount of gas, time and energy spent in comparison to the cost of hiring a removals company which eliminates these issues.
Do You Have The Proper Packing Materials?
You will want to ensure your belongings arrive at the new property in the same conditions as they were. For this, cartons, paper, bubble wrap and sealing tape are your are moving kit essentials. But you also need to think about the most fragile items such as mirrors and China.
To ensure the maximum standard of care you can hire our expert team who will see that you are left with peace of mind during the moving journey. Whatever you choose to be most appropriate for your situation just make sure that you label every box or you will be scattering each one of them for days before you find what you are looking for.
At W.J. Edwards we understand the hassle you have to go through when you decide to relocate, which is why we offer a wide range of services that specifically aim to take the stress out of this process. Get in touch today to find out more.