5 things to do before the big move


  • Author Amy Hargreaves
  • Published August 19, 2019
  • Word count 569

Buying a new home is an exciting time in everyone’s lives. Whether it is your first home, or your 10th, it’s a new start, a new place to create memories, and a chance to decorate again. But sometimes all the exciting parts of moving home can be overruled by the stress, the organisation, and the planning. From organising and choosing a removal van company, to making sure to tell your bank, and the packing! It doesn’t have to be that way, with our simple 5 step guide of moving home you can become excited again and less stressed about the all of the little things.

Out with the old, in with the new

Life can fly by, can’t it? We understand that one day you're planning something and the next it’s come around in what seems like a day.

With the big move around the corner, organisation is crucial. From packing up the items you will move with into boxes to maybe getting rid of some unnecessary clutter.

No one wants to move into a home and have an instant mess when they unpack. The big move can be seen as a great time to package up some items that you don’t need anymore.

We know it can be hard, but trust us, it will be worth it.

Redirect to your new life

When you’re in your new home after a big move all you’re going to want to do is just sit back and relax, so avoid the nightmare of tracking down your old life and update or redirect everything before the move. Specifically:

  • Save the chasing and redirect your mail. You don’t want to miss out on anything!

  • Mention to your bank that you are moving home and save your pin getting into the wrong hands.

  • Update your driving license with the new details- it can cost up to a £1000 if you don’t tell the DVLA!

Of course, these little things don’t need to get in way of some well-deserved relaxation.

The all-important insurance

Something that could easily be forgotten, but god forbid if anything happened you would sure know about it. For peace of mind ensure this is done before you move in, whether you need to buy new insurance or simply transfer over to your new address, it will be one less thing to check of your list and one step closer to peace of mind.

Don’t forget the water and gas

Make sure to take a reading of your water, gas and electricity meters and notify your suppliers. This is one you won’t regret doing- no one wants to be billed for something they haven’t used.

If you are switching suppliers, have a shop around as this could be a great chance to drop your monthly outgoings.

The big move

Finally, the move has arrived, but one last thing... how will you be getting from A to B? With all the costs adding up to a house move you want someone who’s affordable but reliable and you know just the person... you!

Self hire vans for home removals is one of the best ways to finish your move, leaving when you want to and relying only on yourself, missing out all of the unnecessary added moving parts, plus it can save you a considerable amount of money.

Trott Rentals is a well established van hire company based in Norwich, Norfolk. Offering both short and long terms rentals, giving each customer the flexibility they are looking for.


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