St Marys Gate - Grimsby
7 things to do when moving house
Moving house can be one of the most hectic times of your life, from finding the right property to moving all of your belongings. We have put together a list of 7 things you can do to help make the house moving process a little easier.
By speaking to a mortgage adviser, they will be able to give you bespoke advice on whether to keep your current deal or get a new one. If your current mortgage has a lower rate than existing deals, you may consider a portable mortgage. Alternatively, moving house can be a great opportunity to remortgage and find a better deal. An adviser will help you to determine what the most suitable option is for you financially and ultimately save you money.
Moving house is the perfect chance for a fresh start. De-cluttering everything you don’t use or want will free up space in your new home and your house will be filled with the things you love. You can sell what you no longer want on eBay or give it away to someone who needs it. It also means you will have less stuff to pack and move.
Start organising and packing early
Create a list of everything you need to do before the move. Slowly begin to pack the things you won’t need until you move house. Label the boxes with which room they need to move to and a description. Keep screws and bolts in bags with the furniture it belongs to. It’s the little things like this that can make a big difference.
Keep your essentials in a safe place
Packing the essentials in a separate bag like a change of clothes, toothbrush and anything important you will need during the move can save you searching for them amongst the rest of the packed up boxes.
Get help moving
There is a lot of heavy lifting involved when moving furniture and boxes of your belongings. Getting some help from family and friends or using a removal company to give you an extra hand will make lighter work for you.
Think about the house bills
Before moving in to your new home you can start to compare different energy suppliers, internet packages and check your council tax band. Redirect your post and change your address. It can save time and reduces the chance of missing anything important.
Get to know the area and relax
Look out for the cosy pub, try the tea and cake in the local café and find out the opening times of the local shops in case you run out of milk. Exploring the area is a great way to meet the neighbours and get to know your new surroundings. When the move is done, remember to relax and enjoy the first days in your new home.
Because we play by the book we want to tell you that…
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances.
The fee is up to 1%, but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.