One of the most stressful life we humans choose to put ourselves through, moving house is up there with bereavement, redundancy and divorce when it comes to raised anxiety levels.
The never ending paperwork, solicitors fees and simply remembering to stay on top of day to day life are what make moving into a new home officially one of the most stressful things we ever do. But according to Denhan Guaranteed Rent, it doesn’t have to be a huge drama. This checklist is a helpful way to get you through, so before you know it you’ll be safely and happily settled in your new home.
Have a plan
First and foremost, it’s essential to have a thorough plan. It may seem like a drag at first, but making a clear list and timeline will really help you focus on what needs to be done when. Spend some time noting down all your key milestones and tasks will save stress and complications later down the line. Start early, and tick off your chores as you go.
Get all your affairs in order
Before you move in, take care of all the paperwork. Redirect your post, inform key contacts of your new details, cancel any unwanted subscriptions and register with your new GP surgery. Organising all this information early on makes for a far easier life during the first few weeks in your new home.
Get a removal business
To many, this seems like an unnecessary cost. But those who have used a removal firm will tell you how much easier it makes everything- trained professionals are fast, methodical and organised and will get the job done in double quick time. Spend some time researching reputable companies online and get several quotes before making a decision. When the move is complete and you’re in your new home you’ll almost certainly be pleased you did.
Clean the house before you move in
Nobody wants to move into a dirty house, so take a little time to clean your new home to your standards before moving day- even better if you can find a great local cleaning company to do it for you!
Label all boxes
While it might be tempting to throw everything into boxes and hope for the best, you’ll kick yourself when you reach the other end. Use a good permanent marker to clearly label every box and bag, ideally arranged according to room and purpose.
As London Bridge estate agents Williams Lynch say, a little bit of preparation goes a long way!