Once you’ve booked your home move, there are several things you can do to make the day go extra smoothly. As well as preparing your old property for moving out (see last week’s blog), there are things you can do in your new home to prepare for delivery of your belongings:
1. Set out the essentials
Make sure every room has working light bulbs, and pop some loo roll and hand-wash in the bathrooms.
2. Clean everywhere
Pre-delivery is a great opportunity to carry out a deep clean of your new home before your belongings get in the way.
3. Take lots of photos
If renting, be sure to document any existing damage to the property to avoid unnecessary repair fees at the end of your contract.
4. Set up your utilities
Make sure your electricity, gas, water, TV licence and broadband are set up so you’re home is habitable as soon as you’re unpacked.
5. Sort out some snacks
Have some refreshments ready for everyone involved in the move.
6. Plan the new layout
Decide where your furniture and effects will go in each room so everything can be put into place quickly on arrival.
7. Make room for rubbish
In your layout plan, set aside a place to discard packing materials and keep empty cartons until they can be collected by your removal company.
8. Book any post-move services
Arrange a professional for any items that will require technical installation upon delivery.
9. Check your inventory
Track down your item list and read it through before your delivery arrives so you know exactly what to expect on the day.
10. Plan your evening meal
Sorting through belongings is hard work, so the last thing you’ll want to do is cook. Book a restaurant or track down the nearest takeaway for a post-move-day treat!