Points to consider when moving house

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Whether you think that moving home is exciting or something that you wish you could avoid, the fact is, moving house requires a large amount of consideration. During this time it may be easy to overlook a few points. In this article we will be going through a few tips if you are moving home, as well as a few points that are often forgotten.

Updating your Details

This point may seem obvious but it is one that often overlooked when moving house. After you have lived somewhere for a long time, you tend to build up a variety of accounts that are registered to you your address. For example, your work, the council, amazon etc. If you fail to update these companies then you can potentially face penalties for doing so, or you may even lose out on any products that you had previously ordered to your home.

One point to mention is that letters may end up being sent to your previous property, with potentially sensitive information on it. If you are moving house, make sure to get in early and prepare to switch all of these accounts over before you move house.

Packing Before Moving Day

For any procrastinators out there, this point may come as a shock. On moving day, there will be plenty of work to do, in order to lessen the burden on yourself and whoever you have managed to help you with the move, it is essential that you begin tidying up your home as early as possible.

By tidying your home earlier, you can reduce the amount of stress that you experience on moving day. Although there are some items you may not wish to pack away before moving day, more than likely, you will have many items that you probably don’t need at all. For example, if you tend to hoard a lot of of your possessions, you may have a large number of old gadgets and and old technology that you no longer use. On top of this you may even have clothes that no longer fit you. If this sounds like you, it is a great idea to throw these items out as early as possible.

Even if you have not decided on a moving date yet, you should definitely consider throwing out any items that you do not use as not doing so can often result in having an untidy home that seems a lot more difficult to clear up than it actually is. If you forget you even had something when you find it, you probably don’t need it in your home.

Labelling While You Pack

Once you move into your new home, there is still plenty of work that needs to be done. In order to minimise the time needed to unpack your things it is a great idea to organise your items as best you can. One way to do this is by labeling all of your boxes so that you can easily access any items that you need. Another tip is to pack all of your essentials such as tea bags, a kettle and snacks etc.


Moving day is often thought to be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. By taking a few extra steps to prepare yourself, you can even make this day a potentially enjoyable one. Most of this stress is easy to avoid by making sure not to leave your preparation to the last minute and minimising any procrastination.

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