When moving house, a number of steps must be taken to re-establish yourself in your new location, to prepare for your new residence and where you will be moving. Here’s a checklist to help with that process;
• Timing your steps; whether you can make transfers over the weekend, or whether you can take time off the workweek.
• Arrange for professional services in your new area, for example checking if your current utility provider covers your new address, and whether fees, such as gas prices
• Discontinuing professional services at your current residence
• Report a change of address to the relevant government service, and
Check local authority requirements in your new area of residence.
• Transferring personal items to a new location
• Get rid of old items that don’t fit into your future home
• New housing equipment with necessary items
Time Is Very Important
The right timing will ensure a smooth transition. Procrastinators are often struck by the time-consuming problems that arise during the final days before moving on. Ask when you will be allowed to take over your new property. This is an important first step to take as early as possible. With advance notice of moving dates, you can take additional steps to plan and prepare. If you need to take time off from work, notify your employer in advance. Also, you may need to have someone watch over your children or pets for a short time while you move.
Regulating and Terminating Professional and Government Services
Everyone uses a number of different professional and government services, from mail to household utilities, and last minute notice can result in gaps in coverage. Contact this provider as early as possible to guarantee a smooth transition. Also, remember to notify financial institutions, creditors, and subscription-based companies of your change of address. Here are some examples of certain commercial and government relationships that need to be notified or changed:
• Home insurance coverage
• Household utilities and home energy suppliers.
• Postal service
• Banking, credit and investment companies
• Any services that are delivered regularly, such as magazine subscriptions
Moving Your Stuff
Most people collect various kinds of goods that must be physically transported during the moving process. This is usually the most time consuming step. Moving companies solve such problems in an affordable way. However, it is important to contact the moving company as early as possible. These professionals offer the best prices for early reservations. Also, communicate with your removal company about any fees that may appear at the last minute. Some companies charge extra for packing materials or other unforeseen problems that arise on the day of moving.
If your current items don’t fit in your new home, you may want to sell additional items at shoe shows or thrift stores, or perhaps offer them to local charities. Also, friends may be interested in picking up unnecessary items. You may need additional furniture, wallpaper, or carpet for your new home. Be careful to set it up first. This will allow you to organize your residence as soon as you get the keys.
Preparation for a Smooth Transition
Keep these issues in mind when moving house. As the day draws near, this guide will help you stay focused; and remember; advance preparation ensures the transfer process is as easy as possible.