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Three useful tips to remember before moving house

Moving house is a big step, and if you’ve only just begun thinking about the process, you might be overwhelmed by the amount you have on your plate. Anyone who has undertaken the house moving process knows that you’ll have a pretty long ‘to do list’, but before you start to panic, take note of these three most important tips to get you started.

 Get professional help

The first thought many movers have is ‘I can probably do this all by myself’, which is a huge mistake. You’ll have enough on your plate with arranging your move and sorting your new home out, so make sure that as soon as your move is in motion, you get  the ball is rolling by calling a professional in. Make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to get your removal sorted, as you don’t want any last minute panicking. If you’re hunting for a specialist removals company, make sure you click over to our site, which can help with everything from packing to transporting. We take care of everything; easing you of stress or worry. Every move is co-ordinated and managed by a dedicated Move Manager, and gives you the peace of mind that you have someone in charge who fully understands the business and knows exactly what you’re going through.

Make packing up an opportunity

Packing up and moving might seem like a chore, however why not use it as an opportunity to de-clutter and get rid of items you won’t need at your new home. Getting rid of your unneeded items, such as surplus old clothing, tatty furniture and old magazines, books or documents are prime examples of what you can leave behind. Make sure you don’t just sling it all, as some items will be suitable for charities. Also, if you just don’t want some of your furniture in the new place, it can be turned into a quick profit, thanks to websites like eBay.

Remember your services

Don’t be fooled into thinking you just need to transport all of your physical belongs, the big move also means you need to keep all of your service providers informed as well, allowing them to update their records and where possible, transfer your connections to the new home. There are plenty of services you’ll need to contact, and every moving case is different, but here are typically the main organisations you should contact:

  • It seems obvious to say, but your employer will need to know your change of address for any correspondence that is linked to your job. 
  • HMRC don’t take kindly to being left out of the loop, so even though you inform your employer of a residence change, you need to contact HMRC too. They’re likely to correspond with you on matters including tax, so this is an important one.
  • Banks, building societies and other financial institutions are likely to send out highly sensitive documents, such as statements. You don’t want them falling into the wrong hands, so inform them as soon as you move. especially as their correspondence with you is often frequent.
  • The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency require you to notify them of an address change as a matter of law, and you’ll also be required to get all of your documentation updated to your new address.

If you’re planning a domestic move and don’t know where to get started, make sure you check out our dedicated website section.

 

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