Episode 30 – Planning a house move

In this podcast, Lesley and Ingrid talk about planning  a house move. What can you do before, during and after to make a house move go smoothly. Moving house is one of the most stressful things one can do in ones life and it involves quite a lot of planning to make it all go smoothly on the day. We talk about everything that needs doing so you're well prepared for planning your house move.

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Show Summary

  • Decluttering and organising well in advance, ideally prior to putting your house on the market. Only pay for the stuff you actually want to bring with you.
  • Legal paperwork; what might you be asked for.
  • Logistics of the house move: yourself, help from friends, man with van or removal company. Think about budget so get 3 quotes, what kind of boxes, no dangerous liquids on moving van, packing and unpacking service and check insurance.
  • Practical actions to do in advance: sorting out your broadband, redirection of post, prepare change of address documentation.
  • Pre-move planning: do you need to sort out a painter and decorator, cleaning company, carpet cleaner, window cleaner etc.
  • Day before move: gather what you need overnight, take care of kids and pets so they are happy, handle your valuables and important docs yourself. Double check all the boxes are labelled, put any screws in freezer bag and tape to furniture. Do final cleaning.
  • Liaison with agents over the key.

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