Read our ‘things to remember when moving homes’ to get an idea of what you expect and what you need to bear in mind during the process.

There are a lot of things to remember when moving homes, and it can all be very overwhelming. We’ve seen it time and time again – we get it! With so much going on, it can feel like the experience is swallowing you whole, but it doesn’t have to be like that.

At Weston & Edwards, we want to make your house or office removal experience the best it can be. That’s why we not only provide you with top-quality moving services, but we like to make sure you know what you’re getting into ahead of time.

From blogs covering which companies help you move abroad and the best international moving companies to guides on home removals and recent house removals, we have it all. If you want to learn about moving, we are the place for you.

Moving Homes is an Exciting Time

Moving Homes is an Exciting Time

There’s no doubt about it – moving homes can be such an exciting time. You are starting a new chapter in your life in a new place, and there are new things to discover and enjoy. Depending on where you are moving, you may be about to experience a new city, culture, climate, or country.

You Are Allowed to Feel Anxious About it

It can feel overwhelming, no matter how excited you are about it. Anxiety is completely normal if you are moving house, especially if you aren’t familiar with the process.

Yes, there are so many positives to look forward to, but you are allowed to feel uneasy. It’s important to remember that even the most exciting things can make your stomach churn with uncertainty, and that’s okay.

As long as you plan everything accordingly and stay aware of the fact that things might not go exactly to plan, you will be fine. There are people around to help you, and if you are uncertain about something to do with the moving process, you should talk to the company you’re moving with.

Only by talking and going over things will you be able to lay your worries to rest, and maybe – just maybe – enjoy the process.

Things to Remember When Moving Homes

Things to Remember When Moving Homes

There are a couple of things to remember when moving homes if you want everything to go smoothly. From getting all your paperwork in order and making the moving plans, you do need to have a level of organisation if you want to avoid as many bumps in the road as possible.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

It’s crucial for you to get all your paperwork in order when you start planning your move. This includes dealing with utilities, insurance, and anything else you can think of. If it’s your responsibility, cancel utilities to the property you are moving out of, or inform the right people, and they can take care of that side of things for you.

Whatever documents you need to sign, make sure you sign them in advance (or on the spot where necessary). Make a checklist of every document or legal work you take care of so that you don’t have doubts about whether you have done it or not.

Make Moving Plans

Planning needs to start well before the moving date, and you need to have all your ducks in a row and complete everything on the tenancy checklist. When making moving plans, you need to do the following:

  • Set a date for the move
  • Organise the move with a company (like us)
  • Sort out transportation for you, family members, pets, and anyone else involved
  • If you’re renting, notify your landlord
  • Start packing your belongings (or get us to pack them for you the day before the move)

During the packing process, it can be easy to forget about the following areas:

  • Linen cupboards
  • Bathroom cupboards
  • Utility cupboards
  • Kitchen cupboards
  • Attics
  • Don’t forget to take your rugs and mats with you!

Double-check these places before you leave, because you would be surprised by how often items are accidentally left behind.

Deep Clean the House

Whether you are renting or selling, you are going to want to give your house a deep clean before you leave it for the last time. You can either do this yourself, or you can hire cleaners to get the job done.

To get your house nice and clean and tidy, you should remember to:

  • Hire a Rug Doctor or use another piece of equipment to effectively clean carpeted areas
  • Sweep and clean hard floors with the appropriate cleaners
  • Unblock all drains
  • Clean all windows, inside and out
  • Wipe down window sills, bannisters, and door handles
  • Remove stickers or other decorations from walls, and paint over them where necessary
  • Fill in any holes in the wall using spackle or a similar appropriate product
  • Dust skirt boards, corners, and anywhere else that needs it

On Moving Day

On moving day, you are going to want to have a checklist ready and at-hand. This will help you keep track of everything you need to do and have already done, so there won’t be any running around like a headless chicken.

A few things that might be on your checklist might include:

  • Securing all windows and doors
  • Turning off all utilities on the property
  • Carrying out a quick cleaning check
  • Return property keys if you are renting

You can make your own checklist of things to do on moving day, or find one on the internet if you are feeling overwhelmed. The most important thing to do is ensure that the property is safe and secure when you leave it for the final time.

Things Can Change

No matter how much planning you do, unexpected things can happen, and it’s not unusual for things to change quickly. You might run behind schedule, or take a wrong turn, or something might break – but try not to worry too much.

All you can do is stay calm and deal with things as they come. Try to maintain a positive attitude, and don’t let small mishaps overcloud the excitement of the day.

Weston & Edwards Can Take You Local or International

Weston & Edwards Can Take You Local or International

If you want to make the move out of the UK, or even to the UK, we can help. We offer international removals and worldwide shipping to get you where you want to be – wherever that is. Our removals across Europe, including France, Spain, Ireland, and beyond will make your life easy, and moving abroad will be smoother than ever.

We also have guides on moving to places like Bulgaria, Spain, France and other European countries post-Brexit, as additional challenges now need to be navigated. For those with pets, we even cover everything you need to know about moving with pets after Brexit has happened.

What We Offer

Weston & Edwards can help you every step of the way of your moving journey. From supplying you with all the right moving materials and helping you with the process of packing up your house to transport, storage, and even disposing of the moving supplies, we want to be there for you.

Depending on your personal needs, we can give you the flexible option or part or return loads. Not every move might require a full container or lorry, and we understand that.

Let Weston & Edwards Help Make Your Move

Let Weston & Edwards Help Make Your Move

At Weston & Edwards, we’re here to help, and we believe that the human touch can make all the difference. There are so many things to remember when moving homes, but we want to help where we can to make your move as smooth as possible.

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To get in touch, please contact us using the details given below, or contact us on our site to find out more.

Tel: 01278 425508