Selling a home or moving to a new house can be one of the most stressful things a person could go through, that is why it is important to be better prepared to try and reduce that stress. Hadaway & Hadaway Solicitors, based in North Shields, Tyne & Wear has put together five tips to help to make moving home run more smoothly.
1. Declutter the home before the sale goes through
By going through all the items in the home and deciding what to take and what not to take could save a lot of time and reduce the expense of moving. Over the years, people keep hold of items that they will never use again and store them instead of throwing them out. Instead of taking unwanted items to the new home and then throwing them out, it provides the perfect time to declutter and remove unwanted items.
Selling the unwanted items can even help to raise money for the cost of moving. The items can either be sold on eBay or in the local paper or even at a car boot sale.
2. Let Utility companies know about your move
It is important to contact the utility companies well in advance to let them know of the move. By letting them know of the move, it means not having to go without an internet connection in the new home or not having gas or electricity accessible for when you move in.
3. Redirect your post
It is a good idea to redirect the post at least one week before your planned move. It allows for important post to go to your new home and for the post office to have measures put in place to make sure no mail goes astray.
4. Label boxes by rooms
To make unpacking much easier, it is a good idea to label the boxes by what’s in them and by the room they will be going in. That means those smaller items can be taken straight into the correct room by the removal men, and saves you time when unpacking your personal belongings.
5. Take a note of meter readings
Once you have packed up the boxes and they are on the removal van, one of the last things you should do is to take all the energy meter readings and write them down. The last thing you want to do is to forget to take the meter readings and then be overcharged by paying for the new owner’s electricity and gas.
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