After all the contact and negotiation with estate agents in West Hampstead or letting agents in West Hampstead it has finally happened! You have found a new place to live, congratulations, but be warned; moving home is both an exciting and stressful thing to do.Hopefully you are moving with the hope of a better future for yourself and/or your family. This will make the move more positive.
However positive and excited you feel about your move and however much you are moving for the right reasons, it is still completely natural to feel stressed at times. This is partly because there is so much to do and because the extra work comes on top of everything else – few people can take a month off work to move, and children still need feeding and taking to school.
The best way to manage the move is as if it were a project at work. That makes you the project manager. Meetings with your partner and estate agents in West Hampstead and letting agents in West Hampstead need to be scheduled, lists drawn up and people booked in – all this thinking ahead and forward planning will make your move smoother and less stressful.
Here are a few things that you might overlook in your planning that are essential when moving. Add them to your ‘things to do’list right now!
1.Change of address. It goes without saying that you need to give your new address details to people, and not just family and friends. Everyone from your place of work to your doctor and dentist to your credit card company and your car registration need to have your new details. In some cases – for example on your driving licence – it can be illegal not to have an up-to-date address.
2.Parking. You might not have considered this, but what are the parking restrictions outside of the property you are moving into? You may well need to contact the local council for permission to get a removal van outside your new home for the day.
3.Schools. Don’t forget that they need your address and your child’s details. If your child is attending a new school then get all relevant information so they have an easy transition.