Planning a move to a new home soon? Well, if you are, then I’m sure the last few weeks have seen you making dear friends with cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, and those spiders in the garage. Ok, maybe not the spiders. There are a million and one things to plan and prepare when you move, which can cause you to wake up screaming in the middle of the night, wondering how you’ll ever get through it all. The good news is, you will, so take a breather and sleep easy tonight. However, we can all be a bit forgetful, especially in the midst of a big move, so here are five things you really don’t want to let slip your mind.
Number 1 – Letting everybody know
Sure, your parents and your friends are sick to the back teeth of your relentless chatter about you upcoming move, but I bet your electricity provider feels neglected. In the whirlwind that is a move to a new home, the people that kindly send us bills and drain our pockets each month are probably the last people on our mind.
Nonetheless, those guys need to know just as much as our nearest and dearest. So, get your best pen and diary out, and schedule a morning of phone calls. It’ll take no more than a couple of hours, and you’ll save yourself from the shock of an unwanted bill…isn’t that nice.
Number 2 – Planning for the first few days
The days leading up to your move can be testing enough on even 007’s nerves, so much so, in fact, that so many of us rarely plan for what we are going to do after we’ve entered our lovely new home. Let’s look at the facts here; you’re going to be in a practically empty house, all of your belongings are going to be tucked away with the spiders in dark boxes, and you’re going to be hungry and in need of sleep.
Therefore, be kind to yourself and ensure that your ‘essentials’ are within easy reach. Pack a load of snacks you eat without cooking (if you’re oven-less in your new home), and make sure items such as bedding, toiletries and toothbrushes are to hand. That way, you can eat, sleep, and won’t smell like you’ve been lost in the outback for 6 weeks.
Number 3 – Sorting out a removal company
If you own a large van or know someone who does, then thank your lucky stars right now, because not all of us have that privilege. For the rest of us, we will need a little hand from the professionals. Even if you do have a large van, the professionals can be a great idea if you’re moving to an area you’re not familiar with, or if you’re just a rookie mover who could do with a bit of superior experience.
Make sure you book a removal company well in advance of your move, as in this day in age; we all move more often than a kid who’s had way too much sugar. Anyway, that’s what you really shouldn’t forget when you move! So, keep your brain in gear and good luck with it all.
Stuart Withers is an internet author, copywriter, and SEO pro who’s moved enough to have a stash of bubble wrap and cardboard boxes in prime position ready to be used. He recommends Capital Moves to help you transport your stuff. They are a removal company in London that really know their way around.