Moving to a new home is widely recognised as one of the most stressful things that you’ll ever do. There’s so much to sort, pack, unpack and think about that there’s bound to be something important that gets forgotten. That’s why, to give you a hand and lessen the stress, we’ve put together a list of our favourite tools and ideas to help you out in your move.
HomeLet has created a brand-new app which is the first of its kind – a moving checklist just for people who rent. The HomeLet App is free to download and helps you plan and manage your move with minimum stress, giving you some valuable time back to settle into your new place and make it a home.
From finding a removals firm and changing your utility providers, through to ordering a takeaway on your first night in the new place, the app covers all bases through a combination of handy to-do lists, reminders and practical advice.
Simply download the app, sign up, enter your moving date and you’re ready to go. A handy checklist will appear, from which you can select all of the tasks that you’ll personally need to do, which will tell you when you need to complete each step. If you miss a deadline, you’ll receive a notification that the task is overdue – meaning you won’t forget a thing.
You can also access useful letter templates, quotes from local services and utility companies and they have even provided handy links to service providers and retailers, with some great offers, deals and discounts exclusively for you.
Download the app for free today and take the stress out of your move!
For those of you who’d prefer to have a paper tick list, Which? has put together a checklist of essential tasks to complete before you move. Head to their website to download a copy and tick it off as you go.
You can also find a list of organisations and companies you may need to contact when you move, including utility suppliers, insurance providers, health services and financial institutions. Read the full Which? guide here.
If you’re looking for a removal company to help you with your move, compare firms to ensure you are getting the best price and the right service for you,
Really Moving has a handy online tool that will compare costs for solicitors, surveyors and, more importantly, removals. Simply select which service you need, provide some details including the size of your home and your moving date, and they will give you a list of potential companies. Visit the website to get your quote.
Top tip: ensure you are using a reputable company by checking if they are on the British Association of Removers.
There’s nothing more frustrating than searching through unmarked boxes to find what you need when you arrive at your new home. Follow these three simple steps to make sure you pack effectively:
- Decide on a colour code system – whether its blue for bathroom, red for bedroom and green for kitchen, ensure your boxes are packed and labelled according to room. Get a pack of thick, bright coloured markers and label boxes as you go, not forgetting to list the main items in the box on the outside, as well as just the room. You could also close each box with the relevant colour tape to make identifying them easier.
- Make note of any fragile items – clearly label, on more than one side of the box, any special requirements: fragile, this way up, no items on top…
- Set aside an essentials box – think about the items you will need right up to the day you move or that will be needed as soon as you arrive in your new home and put these into separate boxes – no more rooting around the kettle for a final cup of tea in your old home!
For more ideas on how to take the stress out of packing, take a look at these creative ideas on Pinterest.
For residential property in De Beauvoir, take a look at our available properties here.