Moving house can be a daunting challenge, and with so much to arrange, it can be easy to overlook something. Of course, you will need to source an established removal company, and one that services the new location area, who can handle the entire project. The packing and transportation would be their domain, and with a comprehensive service, they can take the strain out of the move. Sourcing such a company is best done with a Google search, and if you ask several contractors to quote for the job, you will be able to secure the best deal.
- Arrange for Utility Services – If you live in the UK, and want a new house meter for gas or electric, there is a national provider who can handle your water, gas and electric utilities, and the same company can also arrange for your phone and Internet connection. They can service any location in the UK, and with adequate notice, they can ensure that your connections are ready, and any extra alterations you might want to make, such as exterior lighting, they can also handle this at the same time. Of course, you will also have to terminate the previous house connection, and the same company can handle this on your behalf, and by having all your utilities handled by a single provider, you can relax and enjoy the moving experience.
- Source the Right Removal Company – This is the key to a successful move, and whether you want them to handle the packing, or you would prefer to do that, they would have a range of packages to suit. The Internet is always a good source of information, and if you would like to find an established removal outfit, a Google search is all it takes. Once you have a list of potential contractors, a little time spent browsing should narrow down your search to 2 or perhaps 3 companies, and then you can ask each to quote for the project. Price should not be the deciding factor, and if you have to pay a little more, but get excellent service, it is worth it.
- Cleaning – One should always leave a residence in a tidy condition, and if you and your family don’t have a weekend to spare, there are online companies who will professionally clean both new and old properties, and you can then focus on furnishing the new home. The new home should be cleaned a few days prior, if possible, and with all the utilities already in place, the cleaners will soon have the interior ready for occupation.
- Inform Essential Services – This can easily be overlooked, and every provider needs to be informed that you are no longer resident at that address. This would include any essential maintenance services, and you must decide whether to terminate the service or just inform the provider of a change of address.
Relocating your home can be a stressful experience, but with some careful thought and planning, it can be a pleasant transition from old to new, and with the utilities taken care of and the removal team in place, you can relax and focus on a new chapter of your life.