On the Move: 5 Things to Take Care of When Moving House

They say that moving house is in the top five list of most stressful events that can happen in a person’s life. And considering that’s a list that also includes divorce and death of a loved one, that gives you a pretty good idea of just how overwhelming it is! The main problem is having so many things to think about – it can be easy to feel like you have missed something. Here are some of the top items to tick off your checklist.

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Double Check Your Important Items

 

Before you move, make sure everything that you need is packed up and ready to go. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your new property to find out that something important has been lost in transit. It’s likely that you’ll need to enlist the help of a moving company such as DC Movers to help take a lot of the stress out of the process. Many people see moving as a good opportunity to have a good clear out of any stuff they no longer need. This means that your new place is free of clutter.

 

Redirect Your Post

 

You never know what important information you could miss, so make sure to redirect your post to your new property. If not, you may end up damaging your credit score or missing some bills that could cause problems in the future. Make a list of all the important mail you get on a regular basis and tick each item off as you inform them of your new address.

 

Clean Your New Place

 

Before you get all your furniture in, it is a good idea to have a thorough clean of your new place without anything in there. You will then know you are starting completely from scratch and have a fresh new place to relax in. It will probably take you a while to unpack everything, so giving yourself a blank canvas to start from is a nice idea.

 

Pay Less for Furniture

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With so many selling websites out there these days, it makes sense to shop around for your furniture online. You are more than likely to get a good deal, while also getting some good quality furniture. This is especially true of wooden tables, chairs, wardrobes and sideboards. These kind of products have been built to last, and you will get a big discount buying them second hand. Make sure to inspect what you are buying beforehand so that you are completely happy with what you are getting and can make the place more homely.

 

Compare Energy Prices

 

With so many price comparison services out there, it just makes sense to compare providers to make sure you are getting the best deal. As you are just setting up for the first time in the property, you may well be able to get a good deal so make sure to negotiate with the prices. And keep this up on a regular basis if you suddenly find you have a nasty shock with regards to bills.

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