Home Move Brighton
Welcome to Gold Bear Removals, your home move Brighton experts. Whether you’re upsizing or downsizing, or moving within the city or further afield, we’re here to help. We specialise in all things removals. We are the finest removal company Brighton has to offer.
Moving house can be a daunting process with lots of moving parts. This is the case whether you’re renting or buying, or whether you’re moving a one bed flat or a 6 bedroom family house. There is a lot to think about. Our customers are always asking us for advice and info on best practices and checklists of things they may forget. That’s why we thought it would be helpful to put together a list of things to remember when moving house. From who to inform to changing suppliers, read on to make sure your home move Brighton goes seamlessly:
Who to tell about your home move Brighton
- It’s important to take meter readings from the old house before you leave and submit them to your providers. It’s a good idea to do this at least 10 days before your move to give their systems chance to update properly. We sometimes hear stories of people forgetting to do this and the new tenants racking up debt on their accounts. Make sure you get a receipt and confirmation of this being done by the utility company in case any mistakes are made.
- While you’re at it, take new meter readings in the new property and submit these to the new provider right away.
- Ahead of your home move Brighton, don’t forget to set up a redirect on your post with the post office. This is easy to do in branch or on the Royal Mail website. They redirect all of your mail to the new house. It takes 10 days to start to work though so make sure to set it up in advance of the move so you don’t miss anything.
- You can do something similar with your phone number too. The phone supplier should be able to automatically tell callers about your change of number around the move.
- Write a letter to the new people moving into your house which details any useful info for them. This includes things like boiler settings, any quirks or techniques for how to switch the dodgy hob on etc etc. Basically anything you would like to find yourself when moving into somewhere new!
- Tell your contents insurance company about your change of address, as well as any car insurance.
- Cancel or change the address of any ongoing subscriptions (magazines, newspapers etc)
- Don’t forget your pets: if they have the old address on their collar or on microchips, have these changed as a matter of urgency as soon as you’ve completed your home move Brighton.
- Inform any service providers like BT, mobile phone networks of your move too. Not doing so can lead to overpayments and more issues in the future.
- Don’t forget to tell the bank. Each bank is different and some require you to go in-branch with a utility bill after you’ve moved home as proof of new address. If this is the case for you, make a note in your calendar so you don’t forget to go in a few weeks down the line.
- Don’t forget to inform government organisations like the DVLA and council tax about your move too. You never know, you may get lucky and even be due a refund for any unused money on your account!
- Inform your old doctor and dentist about the move at the same time as you set up with new local health care providers.
- Don’t forget to label all of the old keys you’re leaving behind for the new tenant/owner.This should include house as well as any additional keys for the garage, shed, windows and patio doors etc.
- Remember to use up all existing perishables in your fridge and freezer before the move so that it doesn’t spoil.
- We hope this is a helpful list to check after your removals in Brighton
What do I do in the new house after my home
- Don’t plug your fridge-freezer in for at least 24 hours after the move. The chemicals inside often move around in transit and they need to settle before being switched back on.
- Remember to get a locksmith in as soon as you move to change the keys. This is extremely important: you don’t know who has access to the old keys. We’ve heard horror stories about keys not being changed and houses being burgled. So please do this as a matter of priority!
- Go and introduce yourselves to the new neighbours and say ‘hi’. It’s often a nice idea to ingratiate yourself with chocolates or wine, or a card at least. Being on good terms with the neighbours goes a long way – especially if you are planning on doing noisy building work!
- Book in your dates for providers like broadband to come and set up the service in your new home. There can often be long lead times for this, so setting it up as early as possible is a good idea so you aren’t left without the internet for weeks!
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We hope you found this checklist useful! Please feel free to get in touch with us about how we can help make your move as simple and pain-free as possible. Or if you need any help selecting moving companies Brighton please do get in touch.
The amount of things you need to remember may seem overwhelming, but with the right preparation, it needn’t be that hard. We offer services that make your home move Brighton even easier too, like packing. We can come in the day before your move and pack up your whole house. That’s everything, from packing plates and crockery individually and everything in your wardrobe. It all helps!