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Planning your house move

You've landed your dream home, now what?

Here at NFU Mutual we understand that moving house can be a stressful time so we wanted to help you out and give you the chance to win some of the products that help make a house a home.

Moving house requires careful planning so we've come up with a short list of considerations that are often overlooked:  

1. Inform people

It sounds obvious, but moving house is stressful and time will start to pass you by very quickly. Being prepared and letting the right people know about the move will make everything much easier.

Once your moving date is confirmed, tell your friends and family the news. Then it’s time to inform your employer, doctor, dentist, credit card companies, insurance provider/s, utility companies and, if you have children, their school.

Informing people is a seemingly simple part of the move, but this can be a time consuming part of the process that is often forgotten.

2. Pack a box of ‘must haves’

When you move, there are going to be boxes everywhere and it won’t be easy to access all of your essentials, unless they’re together!

Think about what items you need and use on a daily basis and keep them together. Forgetting this part of the moving process could massively inconvenience you.

We’ve come up with a quick checklist of some items you might want to think about for your box of must haves:

  • Toilet paper
  • Tea bags
  • Kettle
  • Milk
  • Mugs
  • Cutlery
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Pet Food
  • A radio
  • Scissors
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries
  • Bin bags

Pop your box of must haves in the car and keep it separate to everything else. Trust us; it will make your life much easier when moving in.

3. Think about insurance

In between planning, getting the house cleaned and deciding on what removal company you’re going to use, it can be easy to forget about insurance, but it’s hugely important.  

A classic part of moving is realising that you’ve accrued far more belongings than you realised. Hopefully your move will go smoothly but don’t forget to make a full inventory of all of your possessions, just in case. 

Not only should you be taking an inventory of your items, you should also get all of your valuables assessed and valued.

It’s also extremely important that you check your home insurance policy. Items may be broken or lost but ensuring that you’re covered during the move offers you peace of mind.

4. Relax…

Once you’re in it’s time to sit back, pop the kettle on, tune in your radio and enjoy your new home!