In the second part of our guide to moving house, we’ll explain a few more tips that we’ve picked up in our many years as a Manchester removals company. We hope this advice will make moving house as stress free as possible. If you’d like to make it go even more smoothly and you’re looking for removals in Manchester then give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you with the toughest part of all – the actual moving process.
Pack non essential items well ahead of time.
We all have items in our home that we don’t use on a day to day basis. For most people, the majority of their possessions aren’t daily essentials. In order to make moving easier, why not pack up these possessions ahead of time? If you are moving in summer, there’s nothing to stop you from packing up your winter clothes weeks or even months ahead of your moving date. The less stuff you have to pack as your moving date swiftly approaches, the less stress you’ll experience.
Tell the council.
You should make sure to inform your local authority that you are moving home. This ensures that details relating to council tax and the electoral roll are kept up to date. Bureaucracy in councils tends to move slowly, so you will be avoiding the risk of inconveniencing yourself by telling them about your move a few weeks before it actually takes place.
Get parking permits.
In many homes, you will need to arrange on street parking permits before you move in. It is absolutely essential to find out if this is the case or not before you move into your new property, and make sure you apply for the permit in plenty of time. Dealing with a parking fine is the last thing you want to do on your first day in your new home.
Inform your bank
The correspondence your bank sends you, such as chequebooks, new cards and bank statements, are incredibly important documents. If they fall into the wrong hands then they can be used to steal your identity and obtain credit under your name. Obviously this is the last thing you want to happen, so it’s vital that you inform your bank of your change of address immediately. Even if you are getting your post redirected, it’s still not worth taking any risks. Inform them of your change of address a few days before you move in to your new home.
Tell your family members and friends
Of course you’ll already have told your close family and close friends that you are moving home, but more distant relatives might be perplexed as to why their letters and cards are being unanswered and unacknowledged. Make sure to tell everyone you know. Social networks such as Facebook are good for this (as long as you have your privacy settings set up correctly) or perhaps you could get new address cards printed out and sent to everyone in your address book?
Need more advice on moving house in Manchester? Click here to read part 1!