Moving house is an exciting new chapter, a chance to start fresh, and an opportunity to create new memories. However, it also involves a great deal of planning and organisation. At Hamptons, we understand the importance of a stress-free moving day and, to help you navigate, we have compiled a checklist of essential considerations.
1. Begin Early and Declutter
Start by decluttering your home. It's the perfect time to decide what you truly need in your new space. Donate, sell, or recycle items that no longer serve you. This step not only reduces the volume of items you need to pack but also helps to make your new home a clutter-free sanctuary.
With our Move & Give initiative, we make it easy for our customers to donate unwanted items on the day of their move. In partnership with Doree Bonner International and Mind, we've created a system where customers using Doree Bonner's removal service can donate unwanted clothes, homeware, entertainment items, electronics, and non-perishable food to local foodbanks and Mind charity shops across London and the South of England.
2. Pack Wisely
Organise your belongings by room and use this system when packing. Label each box clearly with its contents and the room it belongs to. Don't forget to mark boxes containing fragile items. This will make unpacking a breeze and help you settle into your new home more quickly.
3. Notify Relevant Parties
Remember to inform your utilities and services providers, bank, doctor's office, and other relevant parties about your move. Ensure you've also redirected your mail. This will help to prevent any missed bills or important correspondence.
At Hamptons, we've partnered with Just Move In, an expert home setup company, to make your move as seamless and affordable as possible. They take the hassle out of moving by sorting all the time-consuming admin and finding the best deals for you, helping you save up to £600 on average. From sorting out utilities, council tax, Royal Mail redirection, to storage and insurance, they do it all based on your preferences.
4. Arrange Professional Movers
Investing in professional moving services can make a world of difference. They not only take care of the heavy lifting but also ensure that your items are transported safely. Be sure to book in advance to secure your desired moving date.
5. Prepare an Essential Box
Prepare a box of essentials that you'll need immediately upon arrival at your new home. This could include toiletries, a change of clothes, basic cooking utensils, and important documents. It's also a good idea to keep valuable items with you during the move.
6. Check Access Points
Before moving day, ensure that all access points in your new home are clear and accessible. This can help to prevent last-minute stress and ensure a smoother moving process.
7. Say Goodbye
Take a moment to say goodbye to your old home. It's a cathartic process and a lovely way to bid farewell to a place filled with memories before starting anew.
At Hamptons, we're not just about finding you a new house, we're passionate about turning houses into homes. With our partnership with Just Move In and our Move & Give initiative, we aim to make your moving day not just smooth and effortless, but also eco-friendly and charitable. So why not make your next move with Hamptons, and enjoy a stress-free, green, and giving move?
Our experts can help you today. They will discuss your requirements and help you find a property just right for you.