HANDY MOVING TIPS
Things to Consider when you are Moving
Anyone who has moved house before knows exactly how difficult and stressful it can be.
But it’s also an exciting time, a time of fresh starts and possibly a first venture into home ownership.
However, it’s also a time when things can be overlooked because your mind is often elsewhere – which is fair enough, you have a lot to think about.
If you’re the type of person who tends to forget things when you are busy, this guide is for you. In it, we are going to provide a checklist for things you should consider when you’re moving house.
There are a lot of things that need to be done during a move. Therefore you should give yourself enough time to complete those tasks. Try and give yourself as much time as possible in order to avoid doing everything at the last minute and adding to your stress levels.
We recommend allocating at least 8 weeks, so you can gradually pack up and suitably plan for the big day.
If you are unable to dedicate this much time because of a hectic schedule, you should think about hiring a removalist.
Renting – Make sure you are know how much notice you have to give your landlord. This can usually be found on the lease or you can research what the tenancy legislation is in your area.
Selling and buying – In order to simultaneously buy a property while selling another (or at least keep the gap between the two to a minimum), you really have to keep your settlement agent informed so they can make it happen.
Bills and mail
Administrative work is probably the last thing on your mind, but it’s important that you get onto it as soon as possible after you have moved house.
Cancelling bills – As soon as you hand the keys over, cancel or change your electricity, gas, internet and water accounts. You don’t want to pay for facilities you are no longer using.
Redirecting mail – It’s annoying when you don’t receive notification or correspondence, because it has been sent to you old address. Reduce the risk of not getting something important, by redirecting your mail until you are able to change your mailing address with all your contacts.
As well as benefiting you, it also helps out the new tenants of the property. We all know how frustrating it is to get mail from people that used to live there.
You might be lulled into thinking you don’t have a lot to move, but when the big day gets closer, you may realise you were 'a little off the mark'. Moving the entire contents of your home can be quite a large under-taking and if you don’t prepare for it, it will come as a shock.
To make life easier on yourself, lighten your load by getting rid of all those things you no longer want. If it’s just going to sit in your new garage and collect dust, it’s better to get rid of it now and save yourself the effort of having to move it.
We wish you luck with your forthcoming move. If you follow these tips, it should make it a little easier and a little less stressful.
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To finish off, all that's left is to do is come in to us and complete the simple storage agreement process and lock your roller door.
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Mail To Be Redirected
- Electoral Office
- Bank & Credit Cards
- Family Dentist
- Health Funds
- Schools Old and New
- Post Office
- Drivers Licence
- Regular Deliveries, Milk & Bread, Paper
- Expected Couriers
- Family Doctor
- Insurance Companies