- Tenant moving guide
Tenant Moving Guide
Moving home can be a daunting process, especially when it comes to the actual moving day. However, there are steps that can be taken to make the process as stress free as possible. Read on and discover our tips on how to make the big day go as smoothly as possible.
The first thing you need to think about is removals: how you're going to get your belongings from A to B. Look around the internet and get a few different quotes from removal companies. Once you've decided on a company, think about the outside space that the van needs to park in. You may need to make a request to your local council to reserve the space, so there are no other vehicles blocking the parking area on the moving day.
What to take with you
Next you need to start thinking about your belongings and what you want to take with you. Get rid of the clutter, things you don't really need that a charity shop will be happy to take off your hands. Once you've decided on what you want to take with you, it's a good idea to go to your local grocery market and stock up on lots of boxes. Label each box so you know which ones are meant for the reception room, the kitchen and so on.
Changing your details
You will need to change your local doctor, dentist, etc. You will also need to notify the DVLA if you have a UK driving license, as well as telling your bank you're changing address. Other important companies to notify include your current electric, gas, water, telephone and internet providers.
If you follow these instructions, the day of the move should be relatively straightforward. Make sure essentials like bed sheets and lamps are at the top of your boxes, as they will be the items you need on your first night in your new home. It may also be a good idea to have the kettle close by at all times, if it does get a bit stressful, take a five-minute break with a hot drink.
Even though the property will have been cleaned before you move in, you may want to give it one more fresh dust down before you start unpacking. Finally, contact the utility companies to give them the current readings, so they can start charging you from that day. By doing this you avoid any nasty surprises when you get your first bills through.