Don’t Forget These 3 Things When Moving House

As your friendly Home Moving Services provider, here at Simpsons Removals, we would hate for you to forget to do any of the things you need to do when you are packing up and getting ready to call a new place home.

The list below is not an exhaustive one, but nonetheless covers three of the things that those moving home most frequently forget.

1.    Letting people know you’re moving

You might be surprised by the number of people who end up walking into a house that they thought was still occupied by a close friend or family member of theirs, only to be greeted by a stranger – all because the former occupant didn’t even let them know they were leaving.

Even if there’s no chance of the above happening, it is still important to notify your bank, utility providers, doctor, creditors and employer of your new address, so that the next occupant of the property doesn’t need to keep forwarding letters to you long after you’re gone.

2.     Taking final meter readings

It’s an unglamorous task, but it’s nonetheless vital to take water, gas and electricity meter readings at your property and let your suppliers know prior to the move.

This is easier to do than you might think – utility companies tend to have ‘change of address’ forms on their websites, or at least make it easy for you to call and email them with the essential details.

It’s normally possible to move into a new property with the gas and electricity companies that you’re already signed up with – in which case, you just need to let them know and they will arrange the switch.

3.    Applying for a parking permit

One other frequently overlooked must-do among homeowners who also have a car is to check whether they are moving to a residents-only parking area, and if so, apply for a parking permit prior to the move, so that they can park legally outside the property as soon as they arrive.

You will need to request a parking permit from your local council, or if it is a private residential parking scheme, directly through the company that runs it.

Remember that here at Simpsons, we are dedicated to taking the stress out of your home move so that you can quickly turn your focus to enjoying life in your new home. Request your free removals quote from us today, or give us a call to ask any questions that you may have about our service.


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