Moving home can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Amid all the stress and worry, some things can get left forgotten, even if they seem really obvious. Don’t make the same mistakes as everyone else; make sure you’re prepared for moving day.
Let others know people know about your new address
When you’re moving house, it can be easy to get wrapped up in your own concerns; after all, you’ve certainly got enough of them. However, it can be a stressful time for others too, so spare a thought for your friends and family. They often get forgotten, however, they will need to know the full address of your new house as well as your new phone number if you’ve got one. It’s also vital that you learn your new address, it may seem ridiculous, but a lot of people don’t actually know their new address, including the postcode, off by heart when they move.
Make money from your move
Invariably, moving house means a big investment, so any money you can scrape back is really useful. The good news is that moving house is often a great opportunity to sort through all your old stuff, which might contain a few items that could be worth selling. However, moving house can be so time consuming, that people often forget to sell their unwanted items and normally just throw things away. It’s definitely worth taking some time out from your move to sell these items because they could make you a good bit of money. You can sell dvds, cds, furniture and a lot more on internet auction sites.
Cancel local club memberships
When you’re moving, it can be easy to forget to cancel things like club memberships, but it’s important to do so. If you don’t, outstanding payments and fines can end up biting you in the bum. This is not good at a time when your overheads are already very high. You should also remember to take your books back to the library, and to collect your clothes from the cleaners.
Don’t forget the spare key
It’s common for neighbours to keep hold of each other’s keys. Unfortunately, during a house move, the spare key can often get forgotten, meaning that the new owners will have to get another set spare keys cut for themselves. So before you move, make sure you remember to go round and collect any spare keys you’ve left around the neighbourhood.
Keep your valuables safe
Moving costs enough without having some of your most expensive items smashed to pieces. However, this can happen if you forget to wrap them up properly. It can also help to label them as fragile, which should remind the removal company to treat them with care. But if you don’t trust anyone else with them, you can always set them aside and put them in the car with you.
Leave the cleaning to the professionals!
And finally, ff you just don’t have the energy or time to clean up before you leave, call in the professionals at Urban Outsource to get the job done right.