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Top 5 Things To Remember When Moving Home

Wednesday, 20th March, 2024 // Tips & Advice

It’s a well-known fact that moving is stressful. But have you ever moved into a new place and realised you’d forgotten something vital? Don’t stress – it happens to the best of us! Here is a list of the top 5 things you should remember when moving to a new home.


Research from shows that up to 30% of all movers still forget about connecting their electricity when they move. Most electricity providers will give you a guaranteed connection promise if you book with them before a certain time/day in the lead up to your move. You’ll probably even be able to do it online! It’s best to organise before you move so you don’t end up in the dark.

 Relevant Keys:

Remembering the keys to the front door is one thing, but what about the little things that require keys like a safe? Save a trip to the locksmith by remembering where you’ve hidden keys around the property before you move.

A Bed:

If you are ordering new furniture, make sure the delivery times align with your moving needs and shop around in advance. Some companies have quite lengthy lead times, even on something as simple as a mattress! You don’t want to spend your first month sleeping on an air mattress do you?

Moving and Assembly Order

While you’re unlikely to forget the fridge itself, it’s important not to overlook the timing of when things are moved across to your new place. To limit things getting lost or going bad in transit you’ll want to time moving your fridge and freezer so it’s one of the last things you take out and the first things you move into the new place.

Essential Supplies

When you’re in the midst of getting things relocated, don’t forget to keep some essential supplies separate and have them when you need them. Consider items like cleaning equipment, a vacuum and most importantly – toilet paper! You don’t want to be caught without at the worst possible moment.

While forgetting crucial items during a move is common, with a bit of foresight and planning, such mishaps can be easily avoided.

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