Moving Into Your Flat Pack Home: A Helpful Checklist

by | Nov 11, 2022 | blog

As the completion date for the construction of your flat pack home approaches, the excitement and anticipation is surely mounting as you look forward to moving into your new home.

However, moving house can be a complicated and sometimes stressful undertaking, so it’s a good idea to have a checklist of important tasks on hand to help make the process as straightforward as can be. Here are some essential steps you won’t want to neglect as you embark upon your move.

Sort Out Your Utilities

Once your flat pack home has entered the final stages of construction, with only the finishing touches to be accomplished, you can focus on getting all of your essentials organised, such as Internet, water, and electricity. Contact the relevant providers and notify them of your new address so you won’t be without any crucial utilities when you and your family move in.

You should also get your house insurance sorted as soon as possible – you don’t want to be without this vital form of protection even for a single day. While the chances of anything going wrong may be very remote, it’s still best to be on the safe side from Day One.

Change Your Addresses

Shortly before you are due to move, make sure you get all of your important address changes sorted out. Among the important organisations you will need to contact are the DVLA, HMRC, your council, your bank, and your various entertainment and insurance providers.

You can also arrange to have your mail forwarded to your new home, to make sure you don’t miss out on any important correspondence.

Renting While You Wait? Leave Your Rental In Good Order

If you have been renting for a few weeks or months while your flat pack home was under construction, you will need to make sure that you leave your rented accommodation in good condition in order to get back your deposit.

Renting in London? Companies such as Get it Cleaned provide London end of tenancy cleaning that will leave your accommodation spick and span, delighting your landlord and hopefully ensuring you get that deposit.

Take Measurements

If you need to purchase new carpets and curtains for your flat pack home, this can be sorted out before you move in, to avoid any further disruption once all of your belongings have been transferred.

Take measurements of the floors and windows so you can purchase your soft furnishings in the right sizes and arrange to have them hung or fitted shortly before the removal date. This will also help to create a more ‘homey’ feel to the new house, which will help your family to settle in.

Keep Calm And Carry On

When moving day dawns, it can be easy to get stressed and overwhelmed amid all the hustle and bustle, particularly when it comes to moving heavy boxes and awkward or unwieldy items of furniture.

To soothe your frazzled nerves, make sure you have a kettle and some coffee or tea making essentials on standby at the new flat pack home, so you can reward yourselves – and your removal men – with a restorative brew on demand.

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