Moving is an exciting experience, but it’s not without its difficulties. If you’ve moved before you’ll know that planning is the key to a successful move. While you may want to focus on the fun stuff it’s a better use of your time to get the practicalities out of the way first. So hold off on choosing the color scheme for the new kitchen, and think of the bigger picture. Here’s our moving checklist. Tick these practicalities off and you’ll have all the boring things out of the way… then you can contact All About Interiors to design that new kitchen!
Changing Your Address
Next on the moving checklist…Around 2 to 3 weeks before you move start letting companies know you’ll need to change your address. If possible you should ask that all mail is forwarded to your new address too. Start with the most important mail you receive. The bank, for instance, is a crucial one. There are even websites which take care of changing your address for you, they can contact thousands of companies and let them know where to send your mail to. This is also great for setting up bills.
Setting Up Bills
Setting up the bills is something you should try and do at least a week before you move in. If you wait until you move it may take some time to get up and running. Internet providers may take a week or so to kick in or a new water meter may need to be installed. Avoid a situation where you don’t have the internet, or the other essentials, by setting your bills up well in advance. Looking into your bills early also gives you the chance to compare rates. Also, alert your old providers you will be moving. This is a must. You could be billed for the service if you forget. Don’t rush into committing to any providers too quickly. Find one that offers the best and cheapest deal for you.
Don’t take on more than you can handle. Moving in day is bound to be stressful. Prioritize the rooms you need to get up and running right away. Bedroom linen and kitchen utensils, for instance, are essentials. Garden furniture is not. Enjoy the process of moving but don’t try and get all the rooms in perfect condition on the first day. It makes sense to store any less essential items until you’re ready for them. When locals need secure storage units they turn to the professionals at Betline and Security Storall. Storing furniture with a professional company saves you time and space. They can keep it safe, and out of the way until you’re ready for it.
If you are planning on re-designing your new home you’ll be buying lots of furniture and accessories. If you’ve already started stocking up on new furnishings, be ruthless with your old ones. Only take with you what you actually want and need. This will save you time and space in terms of packing and when hiring a moving truck. Be ruthless and ask yourself when was the last time you used these items, and do you really need to bring them with you?
The moving checklist can make your life easier, more organized and less stressful.