Moving home can be a very stressful time in a person’s life. It’s when you have to uproot you whole family and your lifestyle, move it along to wherever you’ve found that seems perfect, and then try to settle all that back down into your new home. And quite a few people can think they made a mistake when they try out a move like this – you spend a lot of time and money on the process, you don’t ever want to regret it! Changing your home takes a lot of time and effort full stop!
So to make sure you’re moving with the best intentions, and that you have in mind all the information you’ll need to fill out paperwork and tick all the boxes in an estate agent’s mind, here’s a quick checklist to run yourself through before start the moving process.
Have You Budgeted Properly?
Budgeting is something we need to keep a regular eye on, seeing as the value of the items we have to pay for, as well as the bills we have to shill out for, can change at a second’s notice. And if you’re someone with a job that pays inconsistently, you’re going to need to keep a very close eye on the different margins within your budgeting spreadsheet.
If you’re planning to move when you have difficulty budgeting already, you might want to stop and take a breath, and then sit down with your banking app open and your spreadsheet pulled up. Take a look at what expenses you have to pay for, and what you can cut out. And whilst you’re at it, why not check out homeowner loans secured against your property, to see what kinds of options are available as last resorts? If you have to move, you’re going to want to know about these!
Think About the Admin Involved
And there’s probably a lot more to file away than you first thought. First of all, you’re going to have to update all your details on every website that requires you to share your address – you don’t want any packages you paid hard earned money for accidentally going to the wrong house because you didn’t change the one-click ordering details! Then, you’re going to want to pay attention to more serious matters.
You’re going to need to tell your insurance company, both for your car, and to check that your new home is currently insured. You’re going to need to update your driver’s licence. You’re going to need to tell the credit card company, as well as the bank you hold your accounts with. You’re also going to want to check your utility usage at your old place – you don’t want the new occupier’s bills accidentally going to your door because you didn’t know what your final readings were!
Moving home doesn’t have to be a drain on your time and energy.