1). Hand In Your Notice
When relocating and you are staying in a rental home, you should notify your estate agent or landlord as per the rental agreement. The notice period can be a month or two before you move house. In some situations, a tenant might have to deal with a break clause if they are relocating from a rented home for less than a year. Overall, giving notice is essential, and it is best to lock in your preferred moving date before handing in the notice.
2). Declutter And Book A Removal Services Company
Once you know when you will be shifting, you can start organizing and decluttering. It allows you to determine what you will be packing to take with you, thus informing a removals company of the same.
It also is an opportunity to do away with unnecessary items. You can donate some of the things you do not need and sell a few others to raise money that can go into your budget. You also can plan for some belongings you will not need immediately after the move to go into temporary storage. Ensure you have enough packaging supplies and label the boxes for easy identification.
3). Think About The Kids And Pets
It is best to inform their school of the address change or possible transfer to a new school if you have kids. Also, confirm with the new school about the placements. Show a similar concern for your furry family members. Buy or rent a cattery or kennel for pets to ensure they will be in a safe space when moving house. Also, inform the removals company of the pets to know how they will care for the animals when you are in transit.
4). Update Your Details
As you think about who to notify about the move, you also have many other areas that require you to update them. For instance, you must find a new dentist and doctor if you are relocating to a distant city, several states over. The update on the change of address also must reach the following:
• Your employer
• your insurance providers and get home insurance for the new address
• Your bank
• TV licensing
• Your phone and internet providers
• The DVLA
• Your utility companies (water, gas & electric)
• The local council for council tax purposes
• Inland Revenue
• Electoral Roll (updating your registration)
5). Check Your Vehicle And Route
If the move will see you cover some distance, it is best to get your car serviced and ensure it is ready to hit the road. Also, confirm the route you will take and ensure you have picked a stopover to fuel and take a short break.
6). Final Packing And Shut Down
It would be best if you were winding up the packing at least two weeks before the moving date. It will ensure that you do not do things in a rush and that you know everything is secured in boxes and they are clearly labelled to show their contents. Two weeks to when you are moving is an ideal time to empty the fridge and cabinets. Avoid restocking. It also gives you time to plan for the yard sale and donate what you do not need. If you are a student then you might want to consider a student storage solutions when moving house.
7). Tell Your Closest Neighbor And Friends
Inform your friends and family of the move and share your new address. You also can be a chance to ask them to help you prepare for the move. And if they want to accompany you and be there to help you unpack and settle in, inform the removal company to ensure the moving van has enough room.
8). Last Confirmations
Check with your estate agent or landlord to confirm all is well and that the move can proceed as planned. Take the time to reconfirm every other detail to be aware of any delays. It is best to do these things at least a week before moving.