12 November 2013
Movers NW1 - 6 Points to Remember When Moving

Movers NW1 – 6 Points to Remember When Moving


1. You pay for what you move: when you hire a removal company NW1, the amount you pay is dependent upon how much stuff you move from your old to your new house. If you are moving things that you don’t really want, need or are coming to the end of their working life, i.e. things that you are likely to dispose of soon, then you are wasting money. The better thing to do would be to have a thorough de-clutter of your home as you commence packing, before you pack something question, do I need this? Do I use it? Do I have something else that does the same job? Will it fit in with the new house? If you can answer no to most of these questions, then it probably doesn’t need to come with you to your new house. It is better to try to sell, donate or dispose of things you don’t want in plenty of time for NW1 moving day, so on that day you are left literally with the boxed items you wish to keep.

2. Services and utilities: Before you move into your new property you should call ensure all of your services are switched on and in working order, this includes your water, electricity and gas, there is nothing worse than moving into your new home to have no electricity or hot water. When you leave your old property and as soon as you get to your new property, you should make a note of the meter reading and keep these for future reference, to ensure you are not being charged for utilities used by someone else. Set up delivery of things like milk and newspapers when you get chance too.

3. Schools, doctors, etc: ensure that your children are enrolled in schools so that they can settle into their new home and school as quickly as possible. Make sure you have registered the entire family with the local doctors and dentists, and if you have pets, register them at a local vet. The last thing you want to be doing in an emergency either with you, your family or your pet, is to be filling out registration forms. Find any other services, such as libraries, gym’s etc. and register for these when you get the opportunity.

4. Tell people you’ve moved: Set up a postal redirection service so that if any mail is sent to your old home, it will be re-directed to your new address. Start making calls to anyone who needs to know of your postal change, pay particular attention to things like banks and insurance companies, anyone that might send out personal and sensitive information out to you by post.

5. Keys and security: collect the keys to your new property as soon as you can and in plenty of time for moving day, you’d be surprised how many people have arrived at their new property with a van load of their belongings and no keys to get into the house. Before you leave your old property ensure every entrance point is properly locked up, this also includes the doors and windows to any shed or garages.

6. Neighbours: don’t forget to say goodbye to your old neighbours before you leave your old property, especially if you have been living next door to each other for some years. In your new property, remember to introduce yourself to your new neighbours and make an effort to try to get to know the people living on your estate and in your local area.

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