8 Things You Shouldn’t Forget Before You Move

Moving to a new place can be exciting for everyone involved – including the cat – but only if you don’t forget to do a few key things. Forget any of these, and you will likely make everything a little harder not just during the move, but also in the weeks following it.


Whether you sell your property online to someone you don’t know or pass it on to a friend or relative, these reminders will make completing your move easier.


1. You Can Leave Things Behind

Moving to a new place can be exciting for everyone involved – including the cat – but only if you don’t forget to do a few key things. Forget any of these, and you will likely make everything a little harder not just during the move, but also in the weeks following it.

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A move offers you the opportunity to do away with old and useless things that have piled up in your home over the years. Don’t try to move everything. Before calling in a moving company, sort out your things and donate, auction, or simply trash what you no longer need. This can include not only small items but also furniture.


2. Include Your Pet in the Scheme of Things

Before a move, you have so many things on your mind that you may easily forget to consider the impact that the change of the environment can have on your dog, cat, or other pet. Housebound pets, in particular, may react defensively to the move, especially when you’re moving from a flat to a house or vice versa. If you are concerned, consider using a pet crate or even a pet transportation service.


3. Redirect Your Mail

Talk to energy providers and anyone that may be sending you mail regularly to ensure they will forward all mail to your new address. Just to be sure, you want to talk to the post office as well to redirect mail from other possible senders. Even if the people who move into your place are helpful, recovering your mail after the move can be time-consuming.


4. Close All the Windows

Close small bathroom windows, basement windows, and loft windows too. You don’t want rain to flood your house. Even if the move is completed before anyone notices the pool of water in the attic, it’s not nice for those who eventually move in.


5. Double-Check the Date for the Move

Friday is not the best day to move because many removal companies, as well as many real estate agents in the UK, will be closed to business the following day. This means that should anything serious happen during the move, you may have to wait until Monday to solve the problem.


6. Put Your Documents, Jewellery, and Other Valuables in a Separate Box

Losing or damaging anything during the move is unpleasant, but misplacing birth certificates, insurance policies, or that precious little ring that your grandmother gave you is reason enough for panic. However professional and well-rated the moving company may be, put the small valuables you can carry into a box.


7. Check the Plumbing

Making sure the taps are firmly closed may not be enough. A leaking pipe or sink could lead to an embarrassing problem, especially if it goes unnoticed until after the new owners move in. So, before locking that door behind you for the last time, make sure you leave a nice, dry place behind.


8. Ask Your Online Estate Agents in London for Assistance

Last but not least, don’t forget that the right online property agents in the UK can make your move easier. At Doorsteps, we can help you move quicker and with less stress through our simple and transparent conveyancing service. Move with no hassle at just the right time, without worrying too much about the paperwork. Contact us now for an all-inclusive quote.

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