So, you’ve secured your new home and your paperwork is all set – congratulations! The next step is packing up and moving out of your current place. Whether you live with parents, or in rented accommodation, there are a few essentials to keep in mind ahead of moving day.
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Packing: You don’t want to feel rushed off your feet a week before you move out. So, start your packing early, and see it as a chance to de-clutter as you go. If you’ve been hanging on to a bag of clothes since you were 16, maybe now’s the time to donate them. Same goes for those hand-me-down plates your Great Aunt thought you might like. Don’t move with your junk if you can help it!
Cleaning: When you finally finish packing and removing any furniture and boxes from your property, cleaning is the last hurdle. Completing a final deep-clean helps to bring closure to the home, cleansing it of all the memories you will take with you. Plus, if you are in rented accommodation, a thorough clean is essential for getting that deposit back. Leave yourself enough time to mop, dust, and vacuum once all the boxes are out – you’ll be amazed at how much grime may be lurking behind the sofa.
Ordering new furniture or appliances: When moving into your first property, you likely need to invest in some staples to officially make your house a home. Essentials such as beds and fridges need to arrive within your first day or two of being in your new property. So, get prepared and order in advance. Remember to set a delivery date so you know exactly when things are turning up.
Utilities and Tech Essentials: No one wants to be stuck in their new home with no internet and no TV! Make sure you get your technology set up ready for day one – after all, you’ll be needing some Netflix to unwind with after all the madness of moving. Contact existing providers to transfer your current service or set up new deals in anticipation. Take advantage of the move to haggle for the best deals and snap up first-time buyer offers that might be out there.
To make the whole moving process smooth and stress free, why not use St. Modwen Homes’ handy checklist? It takes you through the whole timeline of buying a new house and moving in, from reservation, to completion, to picking up your keys.