Where Do I Start When Moving House?

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Moving house is a bit like starting a new job. It’s exciting, refreshing and will lead to new experiences and opportunities… but it can be tough to know where to start! Just like starting a new job, it gets easier and will soon become second nature. Let us run you through the basics of where to start when moving house.

Choose a moving team

You can’t get anywhere if you’ve got nobody to move your belongings, right? That’s why one of the first things you should do is book in with your preferred moving team. Moving companies are currently booking out six to eight weeks in advance. So, book in quick with a highly rated relocation company like The Moving Company so you don’t miss out.

Start gradually decluttering

Even if your moving date is three months away, it doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing for it right this moment. Lots of jobs don’t have to wait until the week of the move and can be taken care of prior, like decluttering your home. Packing up areas that are rarely used is the first place to start. These include:

  • Tool shed
    Start decluttering all the equipment you don’t use very often. Leave your lawn mower and gardening tools in case of a tidy up of the garden a few weeks before moving day.
  • Storage areas
    Storage areas are another part of your home which you can start decluttering. If you need somewhere to store these belongings, The Moving Company have secure storage facilities across the country available for their customers short and long term storage needs.

Notifying your change of address

Once the decluttering is almost done, you can start notifying important institutions about your change of address. The four most important ones are:

  • Post office for redirection of mail
  • Your bank
  • The electoral registrar
  • Insurance companies for car, health and home insurance

Transferring your services

Finally, you’ll need to start transferring your services from your current address to your future address – unless you’re moving overseas. Remember to call up your electricity and gas providers and notify them that you’re moving houses. This can be done at any time, so long as you have the exact date for moving in to your new place. Cancelling newspaper subscriptions is another one that you mustn’t forget.

The good news is, you don’t have to be an expert when it comes to moving houses. This is because, if you choose The Moving Company, you’ll have a whole team of experts by your side. The Moving Company move Kiwis anywhere and everywhere and are known for their highly quality service which focusses on a professionally-organised move at a great price. Grab a quote from The Moving Company today.

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