You’ve dealt with all the important stuff like filling in tenancy forms and sorting out wi-fi. Now comes the nitty gritty, like making sure everything is packed, emptied and cleaned up before the big move.

There’s a lot going on. But don’t forget these last few important steps before moving home in London.

Check your freezer

We all have unexplained things lurking in the back of our freezer. I know for a fact there’s an entire birthday cake in mine (although the mysterious circumstances in which it materialised remain unclear).

But if you hate the idea of food wastage, now is a good time to brace yourself, dig deep, and see what can be used up. It’s not the time to be sentimental.


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Redirect your mail

You can do this online in just a few minutes. And if you’re moving overseas, you can request your mail is redirected for 3, 6 or 12 months. Prices start from £31.99.

Also remember to notify your bank that you’ve changed address. It’ll help reduce the chances of your important details falling into the wrong hands. Furthermore, if you’re registered as having two different addresses with different companies, it could impact your credit score.

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Plan your escape route

Travelling by car in London can feel stressful at the best of times. Combine that with all your worldly possessions and a van you’ve never driven before, and suddenly your Monday morning commute doesn’t seem so bad.

That’s why it’s a good idea to choose your moving time wisely. Avoid rush hour, or during the school run, and make sure there are no diversions along your route.

The same goes for parking too. Double-check there aren’t restrictions at your destination and you’ve got plenty of room to get your things sorted.


Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Hopefully you’ve enrolled the help and emotional support of your nearest and dearest.

However, if you feel slightly guilty about asking your semi-retired parents to carry your 45-inch TV, then ask someone else to do the leg work. Even if that’s just hiring a handyman for a few hours. It means you won’t need to worry about making sure everything is packed and moved correctly. Plus, you can put your friends to work on more urgent matters (e.g. finding excellent takeaway coffee).

Another option is even to get a man and van service. As the name suggests, you won’t need to worry about driving your belongings from A to B. There’ll be a lovely pro to do all that for you.

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