Embarking on the journey of moving into a new home can be quite overwhelming, leaving many unsure of where to even begin. That’s why we at Allied Financial have crafted this concise and straightforward “Moving Home Checklist” to assist those undergoing this transition, ensuring organization and simplicity throughout the process.

Moving Home Checklist: Preparing for Your Moving Day

We all tend to procrastinate a bit, but when it comes to moving home, proactive planning is key. Here’s a brief checklist to tackle before your moving day, streamlining the process and minimizing stress:

  1. Confirm your moving day with your solicitor, conveyancer, or landlord if renting.
  2. Research van hire or removal companies early. Secure a quote and book promptly for the best rates.
  3. Establish a daily packing routine to gradually tackle your belongings, preventing last-minute chaos.
  4. Declutter and streamline your possessions, seizing the opportunity to donate, sell, or discard items no longer needed.
  5. Begin packing, ensuring you have an adequate supply of boxes, labels, bubble wrap, and packing tape. If hiring movers, confirm arrangements and label boxes for easy identification.
  6. Prepare an “Essentials Box” containing toiletries, a change of clothes, and basic kitchen items for immediate use at your new home.
  7. Notify essential service providers and organizations of your change of address, including utility companies, broadband providers, mortgage and insurance companies, as well as governmental offices, schools, and employers.
  8. Arrange for mail redirection with An Post at least five days before your move to ensure uninterrupted correspondence.

Additionally, tidy up and address any property damage, following instructions if renting.

Moving Home Checklist: Tasks for Moving Day

With adequate preparation, moving day should proceed smoothly. Here’s a quick checklist for the day of your move:

  1. Record meter readings for all services before leaving the property.
  2. Supervise the loading and unloading process if utilizing professional movers.
  3. Conduct a final walk through of your old home to ensure nothing is left behind.

Moving Home Checklist: Settling into Your New Home

Upon arrival at your new abode, certain tasks should be prioritized:

  1. Ensure utilities are connected, and arrange for new services if necessary.
  2. Update your address with relevant organizations, including mobile phone providers, banks, insurers, healthcare providers, and government agencies.

Remember to update personal documents such as driver’s licenses, passports, and vehicle registrations with your new address.

In summary, moving home necessitates careful planning and coordination. By adhering to a comprehensive checklist covering pre-move, moving day, and post-move tasks, the transition can be made significantly smoother.

If you’re considering a mortgage or seeking to switch to a new one for your new home, feel free to schedule a no obligation call with Mark at Allied Financial 096 60044.