Moving House? Here’s Our New Home Checklist

Moving into your first home, or your next home is the most exciting part of adult life. Having your own individual space to enjoy is one of the greatest joys and it will allow you to live your life in your own way.

Today we want to talk the nitty gritty about buying and moving into a new home. Once you have put in an offer in a house and it has been accepted, what do you need to do to transfer over your life from one place to the next?

Here are all of the important things you need to do when you move over to a new home after you apply for a home loan online and plan your moving day.

1. Transfer utilities

If you are moving into your first home, the easiest way to pay utilities is to call the provider of the last owner and simply continue their service for a year or so while you get settled. Of course, if you have already lived in a home and you want to transfer your provider over all you need to do is inform your provider that your address will be changing and give them a date for the move. This will ensure that as soon as you step foot into your new home you will have water, gas, and electricity with no issues and no lag.

2. Get connected

The next thing you need to do when you move into a new home is get yourself connected to the internet and also connect your TV and pay a licence if you need to. The best thing to do in this case is to set up installation to your new home for the day you are moving in or the day after. All you need to do in this case is book a spot 3 weeks or so in advance, ensuring that you have access to these essential services as soon as you can.

3. Update your address

From your bank account, driving license, doctor’s surgery, job and more… there will be a lot of accounts you need to update when you move into your new home. It is important that you update your address immediately when you move into your new house because you’ll either end up having post sent to your old house or your parents.

4. Gather documents

Everyone has a file or a folder full to the brim with documents. These will include things such as bank account information, driving license certificates, car ownership, mobile contracts and more. When moving to a new house you need to make sure that every document you have is accounted for and that it is all organised. You’ll likely need a few of your documents as you go and organising them in advance will make things much less stressful for you at this time of your life.

5. Take photos of everything

If you are using a removal company to help you transfer your goods into the new home, it is important for you to take photos of everything. The reason hon should take a photograph of your items before the move is to provide evidence of their current condition. Removal companies have an obligation to keep your goods safe in transit, and if anything is damaged when you get to the new home it is important to have evidence of it. This will allow you to gain compensation for the value of anything broken during your move.

6. Research local businesses

One of the things you may want to consider if you are moving to a new town is getting to know local business. Local businesses are the difference between a great community and a distant one, and utilising great local services can allow you to really intiegrate with your new home.

7. Take time off

The few days after the move to your new home are not days you want to spend in work. When you get into a new house and start to settle in, the first few days will be crucial to your comfort. Ensure that you tidy and organise your new home and give yourself time to rearrange the furniture to your liking. This might take a few tries and the organisation of furniture in your desired way will make a huge difference to your comfort in your new living space.

8. Get cleaning

Before you move in your furniture and put it into its final resting place, you need to perform a deep clean. One the first day you move into the home, take the opportunity to clean the carpets and let them dry. This is something that will allow the house to feel fresh and ready for new life. As well as this, bleach the bathroom and kitchen while they are empty to give yourself a fresh start.

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