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Essentials to sort for your New Home

When it comes to the moving process, it’s likely you’ll be pretty focused on ensuring all loose ends are tied up at your old property in time for the big move. However, this can sometimes mean that jobs that need sorting at your new home can fall by the wayside. Because of this, you may end up finding yourself in an equally stressful situation after you’ve moved.

Luckily, all it takes to ensure a relaxing end to what is one of the most stressful events in one’s life is a little bit of forward planning. With this in mind, here are some of our top suggestions to add to the to-do list for move-in day.

Sort out utilities

When you move, it is your responsibility to get in touch with your utility companies to put the gas, water and electricity bills in your name. It’s important to get in touch with your supplier 48 hours before you move to close your current account and ensure you have utilities sorted for your new home; you don’t want to realise you have no electricity as the sun is going down.

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Change the locks

Although it’s not a particularly nice thing to think about when moving into your new home, it is important to be realistic about security. You will likely have no idea as to who has keys to your home which could put your family and valuables at risk. Therefore, it is recommended that you hire a locksmith to change the locks around the property as soon as possible, giving you ultimate peace of mind.

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Unpack thoughtfully

As we’ve already mentioned, moving house is pretty stressful. You’ve likely heard it said that moving house is one of the most emotionally taxing life events we can go through and we’d have to agree with that sentiment.

However, although it can be tempting to just lug everything into your new home and think about it later, you’ll find yourself stressing later down the line. Instead, use the momentum of the move to begin thoughtfully unpacking your things so you can start truly enjoying your new home.

Change your mailing address

If, after a week at your new place, you’re noticing that you’re receiving a suspiciously low number of letters, it’s pretty likely you’ve forgotten to change your mailing address. This can be irritating at best and can cause genuine problems if you’re missing important info. If you haven’t done this yet, it’s important to get in touch with Royal Mail before moving day.

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Don’t forget the internet!

Let’s be honest, you’re probably going to want an evening of relaxation filled with takeaway pizza and your favourite Netflix show. Yet, if you don’t have your internet set up, you could be waiting weeks, even months before you can get properly connected. With this in mind, book a technician for your move-in day so you’re connected from the get-go.

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Purdie Worldwide Removals: taking the stress out of moving home

The whole process of moving house is never going to be easy, which is why you should look for every way you can make it easier. At Purdie Worldwide Removals, we understand that you’ve got a thousand things on your to-do list, which is why we make the removal process a cinch. Our team of expert removalists are on hand to ensure your belongings are safely and securely transported to your new home giving you the peace of mind you need.

For more information on how we can help with your move, get a quote or get in touch with our team.