Moving house is basically not an interesting thing to do because it's a stressful event you can go through. Either you are the type that loves moving or you moving for the first time, here are guidelines to be considered to successfully move a house. Any prep-work you can do to make your move a bit easier is a no-brainer.
1. Research your move
If you’ve gotten a new house and your offer to let the house has been accepted, it’s time to start your moving house checklist! Without complications, a straightforward move can take around 8 weeks to go through. It’s essential to get the legal side in place early on to ensure a smooth transaction of your property sale or purchase.
2. Arrange your home survey
You may want to start discarding some unwanted properties and arrange the useful ones in boxes. Having a good clear out will save you money on your removals, and make unpacking easier! You can start planning your move, even if you haven’t got a firm date yet.
3. Finalise contracts and pack
A month before moving to your new house, you will probably have had a chartered surveyor to inspect your new property and inform you of its structural condition of it well to standard or any minor renovation before hand. If there are issues, then may renegotiate your offer. You’ll now be able to talk to your solicitor about finalising your moving date.
4. Get ready to move home
At this stage, all necessary needs to be confirmed as regarding your relocation. If your removal company cannot provide some necessary additional services such as un-plumbing washing machines, disassembling/reassembling furniture and packing, it would be a good time to organise these too before the packing date. On your moving day, children and pets can stay other family members, meaning you can focus on getting everything moved efficiently.
5. Update your address and get organised
Few days before moving into your new home, your major priority should be organising, finishing packing your properties and getting ready to go!
6. Prepare to leave your old house
Once the packing date has finally come, it’s time for a final check and walk round the property to ensure nothing is forgotten. Separate your essential needs packed in a bag (face cream, toothpaste, toothbrush e.t.c) and make sure that this is separate from the items going with the removal lorry.
7. Lock up and move out
Be ready for before your removal company arrives so they can begin action immediately. Identify whether any boxes need special care or are not to be taken by them. Make sure you take the meter readings for you to give to your providers and leave the keys for the new owner. It’s now time to move to your new home!
8. Check your new property
When you arrive at your new home it’s important to make your removal company aware of any special instructions and that they know which room the boxes are headed to. They can simply be supervised by you to ensure no mixed up or any forms of mistakes.Boxes should be moved according to the tags or description on them. Make sure you are happy that everything on your inventory is accounted for before your moving company leaves.
9. Relax in your new home
After a busy moving exercise, don’t try to unpack everything at once. Make up the beds and then spend the evening relaxing with loved ones and congratulate yourself on making it through the day.