In 2022, the UK had a net migration of 313,000. Each year, many people move to, from, and within the UK. No matter where it is you’re moving to, one thing is for certain: moving is stressful.
Just the thought of moving is often enough to cause stress or anxiety. There are lots of tasks that must be done to prepare for moving day. The best way to reduce the stress of moving is to create a moving day checklist.
With a moving home checklist, you can be sure everything gets done as it should and in a timely manner. How can you begin creating this checklist? Below, you’ll find our complete checklist for moving day with a few moving day tips as well.
Start Planning the Move Early
The sooner you begin planning your move, the better. Don’t wait until the week or even several weeks before to start planning. This is a sure way to add a lot of unnecessary stress to your move.
You should start planning your move as soon as you make a final decision to move. Even if it’s a full year in advance, you can start creating your checklist now. Otherwise, give yourself at least 8 weeks before the move to start prepping for it.
Now is the time to start searching for house removal services and comparing costs. You can also prepare a moving budget for yourself and create a digital folder where you can keep records/receipts associated with the move as well.
Don’t forget to request transcripts needed from your children’s schools and doctors’ offices to provide to their new school too. Think of all the small details during this time when you’re not feeling rushed.
Take Inventory of Your Belongings
Once moving day arrives, there’s going to be a bit of chaos. People will be in and out of your old home trying to help you with the move. With so many people and things coming in and out, it’s not uncommon to lose track of certain belongings.
The best way to ensure nothing’s lost and everything makes it to the new house as it should is to take inventory of your belongings. Label all moving boxes and check your inventory list again once you arrive at the new place.
Hire a Professional House Removal Service
Moving on your own is a lot of work. Trying to plan and complete a move without help can add more stress to the situation. To ensure a stress-free move, hire a professional house removal service.
The professionals can give you helpful advice on the moving process, move large furniture items for you, make sure all your belongings are safe and protected, and transport these belongings for you with ease.
Find a Safe Place For Children and Pets
Keeping pets or children in the home during a move can add stress to the situation. When you’re forced to keep an eye on pets or children while trying to move, you’re not able to place your entire focus on getting the project done quickly. Pets and children are also at risk of injury when in the house during a move.
To keep everyone safe and stress-free, it’s beneficial to prepare in advance a place for the pets and children to stay during the move.
Consider Insurance Coverage
Is insurance coverage the right choice for your move? It’s a good idea to stop and consider the benefits of purchasing insurance for your move. If anything is lost or damaged during the move, your insurance will cover the losses.
Speak with your professional house removal service to determine if insurance is offered, what’s covered under it, and what the costs are.
Contact Utilities to Make Changes
When moving to a new home, there are a few things that are necessary to do but easy to forget. One of those things is contacting your utility providers and giving them your new address. The last thing you want to do is continue paying for water or electricity in a home you don’t own or come home to a new house with no running water or electricity.
As a reminder, let the utility companies know your move date and contact them the day of or the day before. You should also put in a change of address with the post office
Conduct a Final Sweep of Your Home
You don’t want to waste time deep cleaning the entire house before you move out, but you should lightly clean it. This is especially true if you’re a renter and new renters are coming in. Make sure you get your deposit back by leaving the place clean and making any repairs to damages you may have caused while there.
Then, do a final sweep of the home to ensure nothing’s left behind, nothing needs extra cleaning, and nothing’s damaged.
Prepare a Moving Day Checklist in Advance
The best way to prepare for a move is to create a moving day checklist in advance. Use the helpful information given in this guide above to help you get started. Then, contact Britannia Fleet Removals and Storage.
We’ve been in business for 40 years and are dedicated to providing all clients with exceptional house removals. If you’re planning a move, then don’t hesitate to schedule a free house survey. House surveys are conducted to determine how the professionals will move your items and at what cost.
Book your free house survey today to get started!