They say it’s one of the most stressful times in life, moving house, and speaking from personal experience, I guess I would have to agree!
So what can make the whole moving experience a little less traumatic? Perhaps a few answers to the most commonly asked moving questions would settle those nerves nicely! So here they come:
What Should I Do About My Post?
Well in advance of your move date, keep an eye on the usual post you have coming in and contact the necessary companies to ask for a change of address. Most places will be happy to change your postal address on their system without too much fuss, but places like banks may require a utility bill from your new address and a form of ID.
Make a list of the companies who require further documents and be sure to send them as soon as you move into your new pad.
Of course, there will always be a few bits of post that you forget to change over, so asking your local post office to redirect your mail for a few months after you’ve moved never does any harm. They may charge a small fee for this, but the service is well worthwhile.
Do I Need To Change My Doctors And Dentist?
This all depends on where you have moved to. If you’re new home is hundreds or even thousands of miles away from your old place, then, of course, changing medical practitioners would make sense. If however, traveling back to your current GP or dentist is a realistic possibility, and perhaps your preferred choice, then it may be an option.
You’ll just need to check with the practitioner whether they have any geographic rules for patients. Sometimes if you no longer fall under a certain geographic boundary, you can no longer be a patient with practice.
Can I Carry Over Policies Like Home Insurance Or Contents Cover From One Property To Another?
In most cases, there is no problem carrying your policy over to a new dwelling. A quick phone call to your insurance provider will confirm what you need to do to ensure the policy is in effect as soon as you move.
The insurance company will change the address on the policy, then review all of the details of the policy with you. Since your new home will have features that your old one didn’t, your premium may change according to the changes made to your policy.
Indeed moving house comes with a good deal of excitement, but it has a huge helping of stress as well. Preparation is vital in ensuring that your moving experience goes smoothly.
So well in advance of you move date, organize your post to come to your new address, decide whether changing medical practitioners is both necessary and desirable and don’t forget to change over any home insurance policies that you may have. Once the important things are in place, all you need to do is enjoy unpacking your boxes and settling in.