Your Guide to Moving Homes In 2018

A fresh new start. A new house. A new home. There’s so much to think about when moving homes, where do you even begin? That’s what we’re here to help you with. We’ll discuss the main tasks you’re going to need to do when moving. Hopefully, by the end of this, you’ll be prepped and ready for your move.

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Clearing out the clutter

Before you even begin to pack your property up you should have a proper clear-out. Mackers skip hire will help you do this, they’ll provide the skip, you provide the clutter.

It’s a good idea to do this, as you don’t want to spend money hiring a moving company to move the junk that you’re just going to either throw out or stick in the garage to collect dust.

That would be counteractive when you think about it! Moving home is supposed to bring a fresh start, so get rid of all your clutter.

Cleaning your home for the new owner

It’s always best to make sure your house is clean and clear of all of your property before the new owner moves in. You might as well get it cleaned properly while you’ve got the skip, that way you can get it all sorted in one go.

Giving the new owners a helpful welcome

You could also label the keys for them and leave a short brief of the house – where the meter is, fuse box, how to use the boiler and anything that you would find useful to know if you were moving into the house.

Who do you need to tell that you’re moving?

Of course, you’re going to have to inform a lot of people and companies of your move. Here’s a list of the main ones:

  • Government bodies (TV licensing, DVLA etc.)
  • Financial institutions (banking, credit card etc.)
  • Insurance providers (car, home, life etc.)
  • Water, gas and electricity providers
  • Bills
  • Doctors, dentists, opticians
  • Work employer
  • Pet microchip database/vet

Should you change the locks in your new home?

It’s probably best to get a locksmith to come into your new home and change all the locks. This is to ensure no strangers have keys to your new home.

Often people forget that they’ve given a spare key to someone, like a neighbour for example. Hence why it’s safest to get the locks changed, just in case.

Share your experience of moving homes

We’d appreciate it if you shared your stories of moving home with us and the rest of our readers. It would be interesting to hear of any moving horrors and how you managed to overcome them!

Hopefully, this read has given you a clearer idea of how to move home! Good luck in your move.

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