Moving House? 5 Things To Do Before The Big Day

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More than packing and hauling furniture to big trucks, there are a number of other things that need to be taken care of when you are moving house. Unfortunately, these are the kind of things that are frequently forgotten and are only remembered when it is a little too late. Do not let this happen to you. At least a month before your supposed moving day, make sure you start slowly ticking every item off this to-do list.

Change your mailing address

Identity theft is real and is proven to be seriously costly financially and emotionally. Just think of the freaky possibilities that could happen if mail filled with your personal information falls into the wrong hands. This is why making sure you have updated your mailing address and redirected your future mail to your new home is a step you should never neglect. Doing so also ensures that you continuously receive important documents, favourite magazine subscriptions or letters from friends and family. Fortunately, the Royal Mail now offers to do this process online for a minimum cost.

Update your address in your driver’s license and other car-related papers

Make sure that your new address is reflected on your driver’s license, car ownership certificate and car insurance. Failure to notify the appropriate parties may cost you a considerable fine.

Call your utility providers about the move and request a switch of address

Don’t forget to tell them about your last day in the old property, so they will not make the mistake of billing you for someone else’s consumption. An early notification can also guarantee that you will have running water or electricity in your new home when you arrive.

Spend quality time with your friends and family

Starting your life in a new location away from loved ones can cause separation anxiety not just for you but for those people you will leave, too. Before you get crazy busy packing and boxing stuff, set aside a portion of your time saying your goodbyes properly. Let them know about your new address or phone number so they can still keep in touch.

Book a reliable removals company

Booking a removals company early will save you from tons of stress on the actual moving day. They can help you supply the necessary packing materials and offer free advice if you have concerns about storage, haulage, or special treatments on delicate furniture.

Based in Oxfordshire, Cotswold Carriers is a family-run business with over 35 years of experience in both domestic and commercial removals in the UK, as well as Europe.

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