Moving into a new house can be incredibly exciting, but there’s also bound to be a fair amount of stress involved. Relocating can be time-consuming, and nobody looks forward to the process of packing, lifting, and then unpacking a seemingly never-ending stream of boxes. When you’ve spent days filling and loading boxes and every muscle is aching, the last thing you want is to tackle a list of jobs you need to do in your new home to get settled. The good news is that there are some really simple ways to make the transition to a new property as seamless as possible.
Redirect your post and settle bills in advance
As soon as you know you’re moving, and you’ve got a date, redirect your mail, and contact your providers to settle bills and create new accounts for your new address. This will save you time and hassle when you’ve moved, and ensure you don’t miss anything important in the post. If you’re moving, you’ll also need to change your address with the bank and update your driving license.
If you’ve been carting boxes up and down stairs all day, you probably want to relax in front of the TV. It’s a good idea to arrange for your TV and broadband to be connected before you move in, so that you don’t have to wait to get online or catch up with your favourite shows. If your contracts are coming to an end, moving is an ideal excuse to have a look at offers and compare prices. You might find that you can save with a TV and Internet bundle or you can lower bills by opting for a broadband only package, which means that you don’t have to pay for a landline. Use the web to compare prices, and see if your current provider can give you a better deal.
Label boxes and pack a bag of essentials
Labelling boxes can save huge amounts of time and stress when it comes to unpacking. If your boxes are marked, you can take them to the relevant rooms, and you’ll know what’s in them, which will enable you to unpack the things you need first. For the first couple of nights, when you might not fancy tackling that mountain of boxes, it’s wise to have an overnight bag filled with essentials. This will enable you to relax without having to go through numerous crates or bags to find your slippers, your toothbrush or a box of tea bags.
If you have the keys to your new home in advance of your moving date, you might find it useful to move gradually. If you can fill some of the wardrobes, load some of the kitchen cupboards and transfer items that aren’t heavy or cumbersome, this will enable you to reduce your workload and make the move more manageable.
Moving house is an adventure, but it can be stressful. If you’re looking to make the transition to a new home seamless, hopefully, these tips will come in handy.