Moving home can be both a stressful and exciting period of time. There is also lots of information online around moving home. What’s really helpful to know however is how do it better, how to do an online change of address etc… In this article today we’re going to cover 4 elements of your home move to help you save money, save time and make the home moving experience even easier.
Start Your Home Move Early
When you’re moving home, the earlier you can start packing and getting ready the better. This isn’t just about sort-of putting things in boxes. You should ideally start cleaning your home (deeply) about 3 months before you expect to move home. Then, every week make sure that you cross a big item of your house to-do list. Perhaps, you sort out the shed in week 1, the loft in week 2 etc…
Use an online change of address service
Bring your home move into the 21st Century. You can now use an online moving home service. They save you time and money. SlothMove, for instance, enable you to update your address across all of your accounts and set-up everything you need in your new home. This includes how to update your address on your TV Licence, set-up your energy, broadband and much more. They estimate that they can save you over 7 hours of time and hundreds of pounds.
Do your research
Unfortunately, moving regret is an actual thing. Marie Away has a great article on how to avoid regrets in moving home. It can be caused by many things. For instance, if you have a terrible neighbour, the area turns out to be worse than you expected, you wished you were closer family etc… One of the ways you can avoid any type of moving regret is to ensure that you thoroughly conduct your research. That starts with asking why you’re actually moving to this place in particular. Is it because you want to live closer to family? Do you want a bigger property? And then ask, does this location actually best serve my purposes here? It’s always worth researching the crime statistics of your desired area. Another great suggestion is to always drive to your desired location and spend the evening sat in the car to see what happens after hours.
Use a moving house checklist
If you do a quick Google, you can find a moving home checklist rather easily. There are lots to choose from, but it’s much better to choose a comprehensive one if you can. This, of course, is so that you can be confident that you’re crossing all of the key items off your to-do list. It’s the classic case of ‘you don’t know what you don’t know and going through the process you will find lots of stuff that is so easy to forget about. For instance, collecting your meter readings, or signing-up to your new dentist – the list goes on and on. Alongside the checklist, you may also wish to create an excel document with dates and actions on it to keep a really clear view on what needs to be done when.
We hope you found these four topics around your home move helpful and that you now have something of value to take into your next move. Moving home can be stressful, but it really doesn’t need to be. Just remember to be proactive and get as many things completed earlier as possible. Alongside this, be sure to do your research and take advantage of growing technologies and online services. Happy moving!