Things You Mustn’t Forget When Moving Home

  • Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
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Moving home is stressful for many reasons, but one of the biggest challenges is the sheer logistical overhead of trying to make sure everything goes smoothly. You’ll have hundreds of items to move, all of which will need to remain organised so that you can unpack it easily at the other end, and you’ll need to time the whole thing to coincide with your moving date and the brief period of overlap where you’re entitled to move items between properties.

With so much stress and so much to remember, it can be easy to forget some of the most important points until the last minute when it may well be too late to do anything about it. Read on and we’ll look at some of the important considerations that people often forget when arranging their house move…

The Vehicles

If you have more than one vehicle then right away you have an additional logistical challenge that you may not have considered before – particularly if that vehicle is something like a motorbike which may not be much use for transporting your belongings. Here you have a few options – including driving your car to the new destination then returning on the train for your bike. This isn’t really particularly cost effective though and it will use up a lot of time, so look into organising a trailer that you can use to bring your bike with you.

The Food

Food can be heavy and awkward to transport, but letting it all go to waste shouldn’t really be an option either. This is why it’s important to think about what you are going to do with the food long in advance so that you can start planning meals around what’s remaining and having dinner parties to use up your spares. Don’t be afraid to put cans and jam jars in carrier bags where they’ll transport easily and not take up too much extra space.

Flat Pack Furniture

Flat pack furniture can represent a kind of ‘ship in a bottle’ enigma – ending up too large to fit through the doors it came through when disassembled. For some items, this is just a matter of deconstructing the furniture enough to make it compact – but not every piece of flat pack furniture can be easily taken apart again. In this case you need to ask yourself whether it’s really a necessity, and whether or not it might be worth removing a window from your wall in order to lift the item through.

Meter Readings

If you move home only to realise you didn’t take a final meter reading, then it can delay the process of switching to a new energy provider and force you into a rather awkward conversation with the new owners. This is particularly awkward if you’re moving a long way, so make sure to take that last reading just before you shut the door for the last time. A quick photograph will do and can be quicker than getting out your pen and paper…

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