Moving home can be extremely overwhelming, and it may feel as though there’s a never-ending list of things to do. However, there are some specific things that you’ll want to take care of immediately after moving in which will make settling in much easier.
1. Register your change of address
The first, most obvious thing you have to do post-move is register your change of address. There’s a number of companies you’ll have to notify, such as your broadband provider, utility suppliers, home insurance provider, the DVLA and the council. You’ll also have to update any other details on the electoral register to ensure you’re registered to vote.
2. Secure your home
It’s always a good idea to change the locks of your new home after moving in – you never know who has a set of keys.
3. Finding your new GP practice
After moving house, you’ll need to register with your new general medical practice. You can find out how to do this here
4. Map out your new area
Take a drive or a walk around the neighbourhood to locate the nearest shops, petrol stations, bank, post office. This will also give you a chance to get talking to people who live nearby.
5. Check your home’s safety features
Make sure the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your new home have batteries and are working as they should. Also make sure any other safety devices are in working order.
6. Get your mail
If you haven’t been able to register your change of address far ahead of time, then you may want to consider paying for mail redirection. This will mean you won’t have to worry about any important documents or information being sent to your old address.
7. Meet the neighbours
It’s always useful to introduce yourself to your new neighbours early on, as they can come in useful in the future, and can make settling in a whole lot easier.
Well done! The hardest part is over, so take a deep breath and enjoy the crazy experience of settling in.
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