Moving to a new home can be a truly exciting time in your life. Whether this is the first time you are moving, or you have moved houses a couple of times previously, the nerves and excitement remain the same throughout!
However, amongst all the nerves and excitement, it is important to keep a level head, for other factors need your attention and consideration. We have created this helpful guide to help you remember the many things associated with moving to a new house. Read on for more!
- Establish Who Your Energy Provider Will Be
We feel certain that the first thing you will want to do when arriving at your new house is to put the kettle on and get yourself a well-earned cuppa! That being the case, it would be helpful for you to determine who your energy provider is before settling in and ensuring the bills are set up accordingly.
Searching around for the best deal amid soaring energy costs is highly recommended. Still, it might also be worth asking the estate agent who the previous tenants were with and whether you could opt for a similar deal.
- Will You Need to Buy Furniture?
Knowing whether the property comes furnished or not is critical, not just for the overall moving of your belongings, but for your bank balance too! While plenty of properties come with certain furnishings, others come with the bare minimum; there will come a time when you will most likely have to purchase your own furniture and appliances at short notice.
Naturally, this could be a frustrating time. You have enough on your plate as it is without worrying about buying new furniture and appliances. That being said, there are plenty of options available for you, including the opportunity to get appliances with next day delivery. You can rest assured the laundry won’t pile up, and you will have a fully functioning kitchen in no time!
- Change Your Locks
Understandably, you will be tired and exhausted after the initial moving process, whether moving a short or long distance. That being said, you should prioritise changing the locks on the doors in your home.
While there is nothing to say that the previous owners will come into your home unexpectedly, it is wise to change them all the same. Not just for your safety, but for that extra peace of mind as well. This is something that can be done easily and does not tend to need a professional to be completed.
What’s more, while changing the locks on the doors in your home, you could also make an effort to ensure there is a safety chain and other helpful items on your door to further increase the security of your property.
We understand there are many other things to remember when moving to a new house and that this piece only highlighted a couple of the main ones. While that is the case, we hope that your upcoming house move runs smoothly and any obstacles are overcome with the utmost ease!