Whilst your time a few weeks or even days before a move is probably taken up with packing all your items and making sure your boxes and containers are all labeled correctly, there are other ways to make sure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. If moving day is only a few days away, it’s important to take care of the following essentials as well, especially if you don’t want additional headaches a few days prior to the big day or on the big day itself. Here, then, are some last-minute advice and tips to make your move go more smoothly.
Last-minute questions for previous owners
You may probably think that you have already asked the previous home or flat’s owners everything you could possibly think of, but perhaps there are some things that you have neglected to ask, as removal companies in Cheltenham like Advanced Removals & Storage would agree. One of these would be the location of the main or primary stopcock so you can shut the water when necessary. Another question would be the location of the electricity and gas meters, and yet one more question would be the day the rubbish bins are collected. You should also make it a point to ask previous owners regarding the source of bathroom or kitchen tiles (where they were purchased), the company which provides the home’s telephone, energy, and broadband, and the location of the thermostat. By asking these things, you wouldn’t be unpleasantly surprised if you suddenly couldn’t find the thermostat or shut off the supply of water if needed.
There is also something you should take care of a few days before your move: your post. You can take advantage of the Royal Mail’s change of address service, which redirects your post for a minimum of a month to up to 12 months. The initial charge for a three-month service is £31.99, and it’s a service that’s more than worth it if you don’t want to end up calling all your utility providers, banks, and other institutions to inform them of your change of address.
Clean it up beforehand
One other thing that people who move often neglect to do is clean up their new place before they arrive. Just think about it – arriving at your new home and then realising that it’s dirty, dusty, and smelly, and having to clean it all up first with your boxes and furniture in the way. The best thing you could do is visit your new home a few days or even a day before your move and make a day of cleaning your priority.
By doing the above-mentioned tasks, you should be able to have a much smoother move, one that is not only hassle-free, but more pleasant as well.