You are nearly there! Everything is packed and ready to go- so make sure to keep moving day as hassle free as possible!
Keep Passageways Clear
Make sure not to clutter passageways in your home so that items can be efficiently removed.
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Disconnect & Clean White Goods
Disconnect washing machines, fridges and freezers. Use this as an opportunity to clean out fridges and freezers.
Create an Essentials Box
Be it passports, essential snacks, toilet roll, mugs or a charger- keep a box of essentials separate from all the other items- you never know what you will need!
Make sure you have lightbulbs! The last thing you want to do is having to get some when you are mid- unpacking or worse still, finding out when it’s too dark!
Sort Out Old Residents Post
Upon opening the doors to your new home, you may be met with lots of post. Make sure to write ‘return to sender, not known at this address’ and pop it back into a postbox.
Check Everything’s Working
It’s best to plan to move in the morning. This will give you the change to make sure essentials like electricity and hot water are working properly and gives you some time to get them fixed if needed.
Lock and Key
Arrange to have a locksmith call out to your new home on the day you move in and get the locks changed.
Replace Smoke Detector Batteries
As you don’t know when the batteries were last changed, you also don’t know if smoke detectors are working properly. So replacing batteries ensures your smoke detectors are working properly.
Arrange Storage for Items You Don’t Need Right Now
There may be items that you will need in time but don’t need at the moment. For this self storage is the perfect solution. Pack these items away and get them returned when you need them- simple!
Check doorbells or alarms to make sure they are working and get batteries for items that require them.
You are finally in your new home- well done! All that planning was worth it. Now it’s time to relax, order a takeaway and get some rest!