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10 Things to do When Moving House


Are you looking for the best advice for moving house? At Kevin’s Vans, we can help you move house with ease with our simple moving tips and our man with a van services. From small removals to large office removals, Kevin’s Vans can help you.

1.    Get Professional Help

When you are preparing to move, there are so many things you need to do, so why make more work for yourself? While it may seem like a good idea to move yourself to begin with, the process can become overwhelming very quickly. With the help of a moving company, you can move home with ease and efficiency, and at Kevin’s Vans, we offer an outstanding, reliable and friendly man with a van service. Whether you are moving down the street or across the country, Kevin’s Vans can help you.

2.    Pack as Soon as Possible

In case you didn’t know already, packing takes time, and lots of it! From the living room to the attic, there are so many things to consider when packing to move home. When you start to pack, you should begin with the rooms and areas you use least, allowing you to start well in advance. Great places to start include: the attic, garage and guest bedroom.

3.    Use Quality Packing Materials

When it comes to moving house, your suitcase just isn’t enough. It is important to use high quality materials when packing to move to ensure that your belongings are safe and secure throughout your move. From strong, sturdy boxes to bubble wrap and additional padding, it is important to securely pack all your items.

4.    Label Your Boxes

It is vital that you correctly label your boxes, including the room it is supposed to go in and whether the items are fragile etc. For less valuable items, you could also consider noting the contents of the box on the outside of the box. However, for more valuable items, number the box and keep a note of the contents on a different list.

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5.    Pack a “Survival” Pack

Pack everything you will need straight away when you first arrive in your new home. Include:

  • Change of clothes
  • Kettle
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Plates, mugs and cutlery for the first day (paper and plastic are also great options)
  • Towels
  • Toilet roll

6.    Create a List

The best piece of advice for moving house has to be make a list! From your belongings to notifying people of your move, a list allows you to keep track of everything you have done, as well as everything you still need to do. Furthermore, it allows you to quickly find what you need when you arrive in your new home. We have an excellent moving checklist in our last post which you can download here.

7.    Visit Your New Local Area

If you are moving out of your current area, it can be a good idea to go and check out your new local area. Exploring the area gives you a chance to familiarise yourself with the local area, find the nearest shops and possibly even meet some of your new neighbours. This will make settling into your new home much easier when you finally move in.

8.    Update Your Address and Contact Details

Yes, this may seem like an obvious one, but it can be all too easy to forget. In the lead up to your move, you should notify the relevant people that you are moving house. You should notify:

  • DVLA
  • HMRC
  • TV Licencing
  • Banks
  • Building Societies
  • Credit and Store Cards
  • Utility companies – gas, electricity, water, phone, broadband, TV and on demand subscriptions.
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Insurance

9.    Keep Cupboards Open

In the lead up to your move, it can be helpful to leave cupboard doors open, so that you can see exactly what you still need to pack.

10. Take Photos

Finally, take photos before you move. Photos can be beneficial for a number of reasons. First of all, you can take photos of the cables for your electronics so you know exactly what plugs in where when you come to set things up at your new home. Secondly, photos of your old home allow you to show any existing damage, (or provide proof that the damage was not there) should it be required.

Advice for Moving House from Kevin’s Vans

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