Moving house can be stressful for everyone involved. There are so many different things to consider and think about, it’s not surprising that a lot of stuff tends to get left behind or forgotten about.
If you’re in the middle of the moving process and can’t shake off that niggling feeling that you’ve definitely forgot to do something then the odds are that you probably have.
But don’t worry! You’re not the first and you definitely won’t be the last. As a professional removal company in West London, we’ve carried out hundreds of removals. This means we’ve seen people forget lots of different things – from really important to minor.
Here are just some of the most common ones we’ve experienced.
You should ALWAYS label your boxes when packing to move out. Don’t be tempted to skip this step to save time; it will save you so much more time when you get to your new address. You should label each box as you go along so that you don’t forget what was actually in each one. Make it clear what room it is for and what it includes. Remember to mark it as “fragile” so that your removal company don’t break anything accidently.
Informing People of Move
Moving house can be chaos. Therefore, it’s not surprising that the last thing on your mind is working out who you need to ring/write to inform of the impending change of address. It’s one of the things that is easily forgotten but is actually really important. There are a number of people that need to be made aware of your move. This includes; the council, schools, healthcare providers, utility companies, banks and credit card providers. Basically, you need to inform anyone who sends regular post to your address.
Sometimes moving doesn’t go as smoothly as you would hope. Dates can overlap so that your end date at one property isn’t the same as your move in date at another. Sometimes you’re moving to a house that is smaller than the one you’re currently in. Whatever your situation, it’s essential that you consider your storage options. Do you have somewhere to store big furniture? How much space do you need? This is something that should be sorted in good time before your official move out day!
An Essentials Box
Moving day is often long and tiring. In the haste of packing everything up, you might forget to leave out certain items that will help you survive this extra long day! This should include essential items such as toilet roll, batteries, water bottles, toiletries, pet food, towels and eating utensils. You should include anything that you think you might need before you get time to unpack any of the boxes.