A Useful Guide to Moving House

A Useful Guide to Moving House

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We all dread the experience of moving, and it can come in a range of scales, from a student environment that fits is an estate car, to a large family moving across to the other wide of the world with 3 sea containers. Whatever the situation, moving involves planning and organising the essential services to be ready on the day, and then there are things that need to be done prior to the removal date, such as making sure the utilities are off at the old home and have been turned on at the new residence. Here are some crucial points to bear in mind if you are about to relocate.

Home Security

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can deal with home security after you’ve settled in, and the fact of the matter is, you have no idea who has a set of keys to your new home, whether it is new or used. This calls for changing all of the locks, and while the locksmith is doing that, you might want to ask him to give your home a security evaluation. A simple online search will reveal the whereabouts of a reputable locksmith in Leeds, and preferably one that also installs home security systems.

The Right Removal Company

This could be the difference between a positive experience and a nightmare, so choose carefully, and if they offer a packing service, you should take advantage of that, and with one session walking around the house, you can identify what is to be packed and what, if anything, is to be left. The professionals use labels and they have a system whereby everything is packed and loaded accordingly, and you will have more time to focus on other aspects of the move.

New Home Preparation

Assuming that you have turned off the utilities and cleaned the old home, your thoughts can turn to your new abode. The locks have been changed and the utility companies have been informed of your moving date, which only leaves a thorough clean before you actually move your furniture in. There are companies that will undertake this, or you could gather a few friends and do it in a single day, but it does make sense to spring clean the new home before moving in.

Delegate What You Can

The only way to ensure that things work out is to delegate tasks, and if your children are old enough, they could be responsible for their own items, and you could even ask them to make sure the garden is tidy before the handover. The removal company can take most of the strain, and if you and your partner both focus on making sure everything is covered, there is less chance of forgetting something important.

It makes sense to visit the new home a few days before, if possible, just to make sure there is nothing you have overlooked, and with the whole family working as a team, the move will no doubt be an uplifting experience.

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