Moving and stress go hand in hand most of the times. If you add the fact that you are selling your house and buying a new one at the same time, stress can rarely be avoided. However, there are always ways to make things a bit easier. You can consult your real estate agent and ask for advice to ensure that your relocation goes as smoothly as possible. You can also consider following tips to prevent potential issues and unwanted situations.
Clean your house
You should thoroughly clean your house as soon as you move out. If you are planning to take your stuff with, you will see dirt and dust that have accumulated over years, especially under kitchen appliances and other items that haven’t been moved for some time. And since new people will move in, you need to be considerate and clean the place after you move out. Just dust the place, vacuum, mop and take the garbage with you.
Label your boxes
In order to carry out a successful removal, you have to plan and organise it carefully, pay attention to details, like labelling and organising your boxes. As you pack your stuff, think about unpacking them. Think ahead. Is there a way to make it easier? Well, you can:
- arrange the boxes by rooms
- label the rooms by colour
- write the contents of each box
- prepare an essential box
This system will help your movers unload the right boxes in the right rooms and help you find items you need quickly and with no stress. Same goes with other moving tasks. You need to stay organised and focused and create a backup plan in case something goes wrong.
Change your address
One of the tasks you need to take care of is to forward your mail by changing your address. You can go to the post office to do it or do it online. Additionally, since post offices will forward you mail for only the next 3 months, you should notify companies that mail monthly subscriptions. You can also leave your new address to new buyers, in case any mail is delivered to the house after you have moved out.
Cancel your utilities
You need to let utility companies know that you are moving out. You should cancel:
All of them should be given the date to discontinue service, as well as the new address for sending you your last bill. In case some of the bills are mailed to your house after you have moved out, ask new owners to let you know so you can contact utility company timely.
Hire a professional moving company
Take the stress out of moving and hire a professional domestic moving company in London. People who choose to move on their own, especially if they don’t have any prior experience, are risking damaging goods or property, injuring themselves, etc. DIY removal is a good option if you are moving a short distance, or if you have help and experience. But if you seek the help of pros, make sure you get a proper coverage to protect your belongings.