The idea of being in a new home and a new area can be exciting, and also something to be nervous about. There’s a lot going on, and that’s a huge change, not to mention the stress of making sure the move goes smoothly. If you want to make sure that there’s not too much on your plate at one time, you should get things done before anything has been made final. It’s a big deal, and to fumble now could be very frustrating.
Make a list of important services
When you move, all of the services that have your current address registered need to be notified that you’re moving. You don’t want your packages, mails, or bills to be sent to the new owners of the property, so you’ll want to make sure you’ve got that covered. The best way to go about it would be to make a list of all of the services that need to be notified and start early. The earlier you start, the more likely you are to think of everything important. Employers, GPs, Banks, friends, and family members. Keep your personal information secure and work hard on this step!
Check out removal companies
You’re about to entrust most if not all of your belongings to a removal company, and that alone can be quite stressful. Even more so if you’re planning for cross country moving, so you’ll want to make sure that any company you go with can be trusted. Instead of picking a company in a rush, you can take your time and explore your options now. Ask friends and family, check reviews, and see what other people did when they moved to a new home. Distance matters in this case, so check out which services can cover the ground that you require them to.
Explore your desired destination
If you haven’t had the chance to yet, you should take a day to go and explore the location that you’re planning to relocate to. Find out about the nice areas to spend your time, how long it takes to get to the supermarket, the park, the GP, and anywhere else that you might spend your time in. It might seem like a small detail, but if you’re having to spend a significant amount of time traveling, it’s not always the best option for relocation.
Pack for your first day
This step can wait until you’re packing your belongings, but you’ll want to consider that after a long day of moving all of your things – you don’t want to have to unpack everything as soon as you get there. You should consider packing your day 1 belonging into a separate box to make sure that you have all of your essentials with you and are easily accessible. Simple things light toilet paper, toothpaste, clothes for work the next day – anything that you won’t have time or energy to rummage around for once you’re there.