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Moving home is an exciting time but it can also be a bit of a nightmare. There are so many things to remember to pack that it’s easy to get your head in a spin. Stay on track with this handy checklist so that you can focus on the fun stuff, knowing all the important things have been taken care of:

# 1 Before You Move

As soon as you accept an offer, you need to find Conveyancing Solicitors Birmingham to take care of the legalities for you. For reliable Conveyancing Solicitors Birmingham, visit a site like Sam Conveyancing.

Book some time off work around the date of the move so you have more time to get things organized before worrying about returning to work. If you have school age children, then you should begin to find their place in a school about 2 months before the move. This will give you the opportunity to visit and decide in good time. Around this time, it is better to spend a bit of time to packing the items you do not need in the immediate future. Having a clear out and de-clutter also makes sense at this stage. Why move things that you will never use again?

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# 2 Six Weeks Countdown

This is an ideal time to research and hire a removal company for help. Look at the website for the British Association of Removers, where you will find lots of useful information and reviews. Get several quotes before you decide on one. This is a good time to check your home insurance policy and contact the company to make sure you have cover in place as soon as you move.

# 3 One Month Before

Are you going to keep the internet and TV provider the same? If not, then now is a good time to shop around and see what the best deals are. Energy is an important consideration, so you’ll want to do some research on the best rate available for your new home.

# 4 A Fortnight to Go

You have to inform the few companies of the change of address. It would make life easier if you do this before you move. Make a list of who needs to be contacted but is likely to include, TV Licensing, bank or building society, insurance companies, DVLA, pension providers, local authorities and the tax office. Each debtor you have, the credit card company and magazine subscriptions also need to be informed about the change of address. You can set the redirect service with the Royal Mail for a while if you’re struggling to get everything organized before the move.

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# 5 One Day to Go

You should have already cleaned but have another wipe round after the remaining pieces of furniture had been moved out of the house. Complete some walk-round checks to make sure that nothing has been overlooked. Take down your meter readings and keep this information secure. Do you have the keys to your new property? If not, check with agents to collect them.

# 6 The Big Day

Turn off the electricity and water supply and secure all windows and doors. Try to be around for the arrival of the removal company so that you can steer them around the house. Jump in the car and get excited about your new home! Do not forget that once you are settled you will want to register to vote at your new address and register with a local doctor.