Moving house is an exciting time. You have done the hard work by finding a property you like, getting an offer accepted, and navigating all of the legal stramash of solicitors. However, it is also an incredibly stressful time. You have to pack up your life and move to a new town or maybe even country. It can be easy to forget something important that can make your life even more difficult in this tumultuous time. Here is a list of things that people tend to forget when they are moving home.

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The car

This may sound a little silly, but it is easily done. If you have multiple cars and only one driver then unless you can source another one, you will have to figure out how you are going to move it. This is where car shipping companies can step in and help you out. They will transport your car to your new home meaning that it will be waiting for you on the other side. One trick you can do is to fill your car with some of your moving stuff and then you are killing two birds with one stone. 

Notifying the important people

You need to make sure that you let relevant people know you are moving. This is more than just your friends and family. You need to make sure that you notify your relatives that stay further away and any post that you regularly receive will need to be redirected. This includes letting your electricity, gas, and local council know. This can save you from incurring any extra costs for power that you are not using. 

School and medical records

If you are relocating to a completely new area, then you will need to find new doctors and schools especially if you have a family. Making sure that your children can transfer seamlessly into a new school is a real priority. Even if you are just moving home to the same area, you should let your school and doctors know. You don’t want to get caught out by not having access to medical attention when you need it all because you couldn’t be bothered to register with a new doctor. 

Packing an essentials box

When you are packing up all of your stuff, it is a great time to do a spring clean of all of your goods and see what you use and what you can get rid of. However, you need to be mindful that you also pack an essentials box that you can have sitting for anything you need immediately when you move. These can be things like toiletries, a couple of plates and glassware, and any tools you may need for building new furniture. 

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It can be easy to get swept away in the excitement of the move, but you need to spend some time planning it. This will not only save you time, but in the long run, it will make your life a whole lot easier on the other side.