4 Things To Remember When Moving To A New Home

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Moving from your current home to a new home can be stressful. And lack of proper planning can cause you to forget vital things like packing everything, labelling your boxes or redirecting your mail.

However, these can be avoided if you take your time through the moving process. You must address some important details before relocating with your family. Here are a few worth considering.

1. Hand in your notice

If you are renting accommodation it is essential to give your landlord appropriate notice like 30-day notice when you decide to move. The best way to do this is with a letter, so keep this in mind. There is no need to worry about this if your landlord is mostly unavailable. Thanks to technology, you can send him a letter via email to make things easier for you and the family.

It is also advisable to talk with your landlord or letting agent to confirm that they have received your letter by either signing a note or a letter. Remember that writing a proper notice letter to your landlord is very important. If you are unsure how to construct your letter, you can go online and find some samples to assist you.

2. Confirm the date of your move

You also want to confirm the most suitable date you will move with your landlord and your family. This helps your landlord expect the next tenant. It also gives your landlord more time to refurbish and organise the apartment.

To some extent, it also shows respect to your landlord, so keep this in mind. Your family will also prepare adequately to meet the date so no one is caught unawares.

3. Prepare for heavy cleaning

Considering that this period will be a busy time, you and your family must prepare ahead of time. Remember that you will do the cleaning in two ways: in your previous home and the new one you plan on moving into.

As such, it is advisable to seek house clearance professionals to sort out all your cleaning needs, so you do not stress the family. This act shows good manners and speaks well of your family. It also makes it easier for the new tenant to occupy your home, so feel free to consider this.

4. Order essentials for the new house

While moving, packing a bag of essential items should be part of your top list. To make the process of moving in and getting set up much less stressful, you need to make a list of items for your new home. If your family do not have them, you can place an order to get them ready by the time you relocate. This will help you and your family to live comfortably in your new home.

Bear in mind that moving homes is not simple, but with the help of the above tips, you and your family can make the process easier for yourselves. So, feel free to leverage these helpful strategies to achieve the best outcome.

Got Something to Add?

If you’re planning on moving homes, or have done so recently and have any additional hints and tips, please share them in the comments below.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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