Top tips when moving home

Thinking of moving house? Did you know moving home is the third most stressful thing you can do in life? Moving home doesn’t have to be stressful. We’ve come up with a list of top tips to help you stay organised and make your move run smoothly. Use the list below to ensure you have everything prepared for your move in plenty of time.

Tip 1 – Appoint a trusted solicitor

Appointing a trusted solicitor can help take away some of the stress. We can offer professional support and help you at every stage of your transaction. In partnership with Oriel Lifestyle we have local connections, expertise and market knowledge – all helping you to have a smooth move.

Click here to find out more or contact us for free no obligation quotes at info@oriellifestyle.co.uk or 0151 290 7891 (Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm).

Tip 2 – Declutter and label your boxes

Before even attempting to pack, you should decide what to throw out, donate or sell. Label your boxes with which room they’re meant to go to, and a description of what’s inside. Put these labels on the top and side of the box so you know what’s inside when they’re stacked.

Tip 3 – Book a removal company

In partnership with Oriel Lifestyle, our specialist low cost packing and removals team can move you and your contents from home to home.

Click here to find out more or contact us at info@oriellifestyle.co.uk or 0151 290 7891 (Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm). Don’t forget to book the days needed off work.

Tip 4 – Spring clean your home

When you accept your tenancy, we will make sure that your home is at an agreed ‘Lettable Standard’ and ensure all bathroom tiles and fittings (bath/shower, sink and toilet) are usable and hygienic.

Tip 5 – Blinds and Flooring

In partnership with Oriel Lifestyle, we can provide and fit roller and vertical blinds in a variety of styles, patterns and colours to suit your home and budget. We also offer an extensive selection of affordably priced, quality carpets, laminates and vinyl flooring in a variety of styles, colours and patterns.

Click here to find out more or contact us at info@oriellifestyle.co.uk or 0151 290 7891 (Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm).

Tip 6 – Utility bills and meter readings

We’ll ensure that your home is safe for you to move into and conduct gas and electricity safety checks. Note you are responsible for setting up utility accounts in your name for your new home. This includes your gas, electricity and water. When you move in you’ll automatically be switched to our energy supplier, Spark; one of the most competitive tariffs available for tenants and a popular supplier with homeowners too.

Tip 7 – TV and telephones

Television aerials are your responsibility, unless you live in a flat with a communal area where a service charge applies – we are not responsible for previous installations of telephone, satellite and TV media packages.

Tip 8 – Update your address

Start changing your address with your bank, doctors and dentist before you move. You can also divert any mail going to your old address with the Royal Mail for a small fee.

Tip 9 – Furniture

All our general needs properties are let unfurnished. There are a number of furniture projects run by local charities and voluntary organisations offering second-hand furniture at a low cost. Find out more at www.k-h-t-advicehub.org

 

Top tips when moving into your new home

Moving into your new home

Here’s some handy top tips to help you make your move run smoothly when you move into your new home. #movinghometips

Tip 1 – Visit your new area

You should have visited the area a few times before planning the move, but once the removal company is booked and you’ve started packing, go and spend the weekend at your new area, checking out the local pubs and shops.

Tip 2 – Spring clean your new home

Before you move in, remember to spring clean your new home.

Tip 3 – Blinds and Flooring

We can provide and fit roller and vertical blinds in a variety of styles, patterns and colours to suit your home and budget. We also offer an extensive selection of affordably priced, quality carpets, laminates and vinyl flooring in a variety of styles, colours and patterns.

Click here to find out more or contact us at info@oriellifestyle.co.uk or 0151 290 7891 (Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm).

Tip 4 – Bin collection

Find out what days your bins are collected.

Tip 5 – Meter readings

Don’t forget to take the meter readings when you move into your new home. Then you’ll know you’re not being billed for the previous owner’s usage.

Tip 6 – Register to vote

Remember if you’re not registered, you won’t be able to vote. 

Tip 7 – Check Council Tax Band

If you’re moving to a new area, you’ll need to set up a new account. Check with your local authority for more details about your council tax band.

Tip 8 – Claiming Council Tax Support/Reduction

As Council Tax support/reduction is not a benefit that is included in Universal Credit it is your responsibility to ensure you make a claim to your Local Authority to claim Council Tax Reduction.

Visit www.k-h-t-advicehub.org for more money saving advice.

Tip 9 – Furniture

There are a number of furniture projects run by local charities and voluntary organisations offering second-hand furniture at a low cost. Click here to find out more.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media for further house moving tips on Twitter and Facebook.

#movinghometips

Click here to download a copy of our top tips moving home leaflet.

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