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How to Move House Locally

Moving House Tips

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Want to know how to move house? Moving house locally can be a tricky process, which is why it is important to make sure you’re prepared for the journey. There are so many things to think about that it can be easy to forget things along the way.

To make sure you don’t leave anything out, we’ve come up with some handy moving house tips to make your move easy!

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Make a list

The first step in your moving process is to make a list. You need to work out what you need to move and what you need to throw out. Then, you can divide everything up into rooms or however else you want to pack it so you know where everything is going.

You also need to write out everything else you need to do before you move. This includes cleaning, choosing a removalist, changing your address, and much more!

Cost planning

Before you make any big decisions, you need to work out what your budget is. This will help you to establish what you can and can’t afford. From here you can work out if you want to do the moving yourself or hire professional removalists. If you want moving insurance, you’ll need to factor this into your budget as well. If you know how much it will cost you before you start, this will allow you to plan everything else around your budget. This will help you save money in the long run.

Choose your removalists

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Planning on hiring professional removalists? This is a good choice if you’re not confident about moving your belongings yourself. It will also give you the peace of mind of knowing your belongings are in safe hands.

You need to find a company who will give you an accurate quote and are accredited, to make sure they know what they’re doing. Do your research and make sure they come to your house to do an assessment of the cost. They can’t give you an accurate estimate if they haven’t seen your home!

Update your address

When you move house, you need to make sure all the important service providers know your address has changed. The most important places to inform are the taxation office and the electoral authority. After this, you need to let all your service and utility providers know.

You’ll also need to change your address on your driver’s licence and your vehicle registration. It’s a good idea to let the Post Office know too, so you can get your mail redirected.

Creating a schedule

Make sure you have a plan of when everything needs to be finished. Work out when you get the keys to your new place, what day you need to pack everything, unless your removalists are doing it, and when the movers are coming. Moving is complicated enough, and you don’t want to make it more confusing. This will allow you to stay on top of everything and make sure your move is on track for moving day!

Managing pets

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If you’re moving with pets it’s important to factor them into the move. Animals can find moving stressful, so make sure you have their favourite toys or blankets on hand to keep them happy. On moving day, keep them secured somewhere safe so they don’t get in the way of the move. If you don’t have the room to transport them yourself, you may want to find out about professional pet transportation services. This will make your move much easier.

Get to know the new area

Before you move, it’s a good idea to do some research on the new area. Find out where the best restaurants and bars are, if there are any parks or walking paths around, and where you can do your grocery shopping. You’ll feel more comfortable in your surroundings and are less likely to get lost this way. This means when you move in you’ll have a better idea of where to go to get whatever you need.

Make your move even easier

As long as you follow our moving house tips, you should be well on your way to having an easy move. It can be tricky to work out how to move house locally, which is why we’re here to help. At WridgWays, we’ll make your move easy. Trust us with your move and we’ll be there to help you every step of the way!

If you’re still not sure how to move house locally, contact WridgWays today for help!