Moving House Checklist: Things to Remember When Moving House

As exciting as moving into a new house is, the process of moving house itself is often stressful and time-consuming. There are many things you need to take care of, from packing and transporting your belongings to updating contact details. In all the moving-related chaos, it's easy to lose sight of small but important things that may prove to be a problem in the future. And if you're moving to another country, this whole ordeal can get even more complicated. Luckily, you can avoid most issues with a few simple steps and a well-thought-out house-moving checklist.

Below you can find our list of important things to remember before, during and after a house move, including a few helpful tips to enjoy a quick and hassle-free move.

Create a Moving House Checklist

Creating a moving house checklist can help you:

Your checklist should be tailored to your needs and include everything involved in your moving process, preferably in the order in which each task should be accomplished. This way, you'll be able to cross off everything that no longer requires your attention and move down the list without the risk of missing anything.

Plan Your Move in Advance

While there are tasks you need to wait with until the very last minute, for example, packing essential things, such as medicines, toiletries, or basic kitchen appliances, others can and should be completed earlier. This second category includes planning, especially if you plan on hiring packing and moving services. Remember that removal companies tend to have quite busy schedules, so it may not be possible to find available dates at the last minute.

And even if you want to move without professional help, you'll still need to hire a removal van and find someone to help you move heavy items and furniture. Make sure to inform your friends and family members willing to lend you a hand well in advance of the moving date and the tasks involved.

Tasks you can get out of the way early include:

Double-Check Important Dates

Before setting your moving date, you need to check two things:

Make the Necessary Arrangements for the Moving Day

Start Packing Early

Things you can pack early include:

Just in case you need to get something out of the box and to make the unpacking easier, make sure to label each box clearly and visibly. You don't need to list every item in the box, a simple description of the content will suffice, e.g., important documents, books, or glassware.

Pack the things you use every day last, and keep essentials close by so you can unpack them first after arriving at your new address.

Notify Everyone Who Needs to Know About Your Change of Address

Who to inform when moving house:

Things to do when moving house:

Confirm That Everything Is Ready for the Move to Go Ahead

Make Yourself at Home at Your New Address

After moving in, take a minute to walk through the entire property. Check the condition of each room, and test plugs, taps, lighting, and other necessities. If you find anything belonging to the previous owners, put it in a separate box.

Then it's time to start transforming the new flat or house into your home by filling it with your belongings and personal touches. Unpack the most essential things that you'll need right away first. If you have any house appliances from the previous house with you, make sure to install them following the instructions. Decorations and non-essentials can wait a bit longer to be unpacked. First focus on making your space practical and comfortable.

If you have the option to do it, it may also be a good idea to change the locks. This way, you won't have to worry about anyone else having spare keys to your new home.

Hire a Removal Company to Move Without Stress!

Hiring a moving company can help you avoid the stress of taking care of everything yourself. Experienced movers have the necessary knowledge and tools to transport all your belongings, from boxes with everyday items to bulky furniture and household appliances quickly and safely. At Bright Removals, we have years of experience with international removals, so if you're planning to move from Germany to the UK (or from the UK to Germany), call us and let us know how we can help!

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