Moving house can be a stressful time so we've written a checklist to help you along your journey.
1 - Begin Packing & Sorting
If you're self-packing it can take a very long time to complete, especially if you live in a 2 - 3 bedroom property. Give yourself plenty of time to sort through your belongings and use this opportunity to get rid of unwanted items like that old TV in the loft or the broken gardening tools in the shed.
2 - Change of Address
It's important to notify your banks, insurance companies, energy suppliers, DVLA, Council Tax etc...of your intended move. Inaction could invalidate an insurance claim or sensitive financial documents might fall into the wrong hands.
3 - Get a Babysitter
Kids and moving home doesn't mix well. Trust us! We've seen it many times! We recommend hiring a professional babysitter or calling in a favour from a family member to look after the kids. This alleviates the stress during the move and helps you to focus on the task.
4 - Lable your Boxes
We call this the 'schoolboy error'. Picture this - You've arrived at your new home and open the back of the van to see 50+ boxes of the same colour and size without any labels and all you want is to find the kettle and tea bags. I'll leave the rest to your imagination.
5 - Tell your Broadband/TV provider
We've mentioned notifying companies about your move but this deserves its own category. Once you have a moving date in place, call your broadband/TV provider straight away! It can take up to 2 weeks for them to send a technician to install the service.