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Top Tips for Moving Home

Dreading the big day? Some top tips on how to plan.

  1. Don’t leave everything until the day before you move. Consider what you don’t need to take with you, what will need careful packing and that you are covered for potential breakages.
  2. Make a priority list and take your time. As it is a fresh start only take what you really need and use a couple of those boxes to store charity or car boot items.
  3. Ensure you have enough boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and marker pens to label things up. Boxes of all sizes will ensure you don’t overload the larger ones.
  4. Pack an ‘essentials box’ for the first night in your new home – the kettle and tea bags amongst them – and prepare an overnight bag for the family with household necessities.
  5. Start early and begin at the top of the house and work your way down, labelling boxes for each room as you go.
  6. Pack important documents together and keep them in a safe place.
  7. If you have children or pets, try and get a neighbour or friend to look after them whilst you are packing.
  8. Don’t forget to contact Royal Mail to get your post redirected to your new address.
  9. Take readings from gas, electricity and water meters – taking digital photographs of the metres to back up your readings.

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