Moving to a new house can be such an exciting but stressful time. There are so many things that you need to remember, and it can be really easy to forget something. The last thing you want to be doing is trying to figure out what still needs to be done when you have moved into your new property.
Here are some important things to remember to do when moving to a new house.
First thing you want to do once you have confirmation of your move date is inform all of your utility suppliers. This means that your bills for the old property will cease from the day you move – if you do not inform them, this could be quite a costly mistake.
Whether you choose to use them in the newer property or not, informing them of your moving date as soon as possible means you can move into your new home without any worries.
A new tenant will not have to stay with the same supplier you had but they may also decide to do so. Take final meter readings before you leave so you only pay for what you owe. Do not leave it to a new tenant or for the energy company to go round to get the information as this could become costly.
There are other places you will have to inform of your change of address that are not as urgent as your utility suppliers. Try and inform as many as you can before the big move but some can wait until after as long as you are having your mail redirected to the new address. Then you can slowly but surely change the addresses over with everyone – and it means you do not miss any important mail.
Being on the electoral roll helps to improve your credit rating so you will want to ensure all information is correct. It also means that you can still vote in local and national elections after you move.
You do not need to wait until moving day to arrange home insurance for your new property. Whether you are choosing building or contents insurance, obtain some quotes and find the best deal for you. You can always stay with the same insurance company you already use; you just need to update the policy which may cost a fee.
If you drive, do not forget to change the address on your driving licence and also to update your car’s ownership forms. You could be fined if you do not update your details!
With everything packed away in the truck, you will want to have a few things kept separate for moving day. These include important documents, some food and drink, some hygiene products, and a phone charger so you do not run out of battery. This means that, even if no boxes have been unpacked when you arrive, you can have something to eat or use the toilet.
We hope these tips help you remember some of the most important things to do when moving to a new house.