June 15, 2021

Shiraz Kahn

New build property: Managing your move

New build properties offer home buyers a fantastic opportunity to purchase a home that is a completely clean slate. Packing in modern fixtures and fittings but leaving you enough room to put your own stamp on the home, there’s no wonder that new builds are a popular option. If you’re preparing to move into a new build property, it’s time to consider the essentials of your move.

Handle the essential paperwork

Once your mortgage is good to go, the searches are done, and you’re ready to complete, you might find that there’s still more paperwork to sort out. Make sure you’ve arranged your home insurance to start from the day of completion, and start making moves to contact utility companies to let them know of your move date. Book your new broadband supplier in as soon as you can, because these spots can fill up fast, and don’t forget to set up a Royal Mail redirect.

Get packing

Depending on how much stuff you have, packing can take either a few days or a few months. It’s a good idea to get started early, packing those items that you won’t need first and leaving essentials until last. Your first job is to order strong packaging, including boxes and tape. Next, pack old items, books, and other things you won’t use in the coming months. In the weeks before the move, you’ll need to pack kitchen essentials, clothes, toiletries, children’s toys, and other frequently used possessions.

Plan for your first few days in the house

Talk to your builders and confirm exactly which fixtures and fittings are going to be supplied with the property and make a list of everything you’re going to need in the first few days. If you are moving without a lot of furniture, getting a bed, a kitchen table, and other essentials set up will be a top priority once you’re in. It’s also a good idea to pack a ‘day bag’ with your first night essentials – toothbrush, clothes, and even toilet paper – so that you don’t have to go rifling through boxes just to go to bed on moving day.

Don’t make anything harder than it needs to be

They say that moving house is one of the most stressful life events you can go through, and they’re not wrong. Don’t make your life harder than it needs to be; whether that means pencilling in takeaways and ready meals for a few days or accepting help from friends and family, your move to a new home is the perfect time to let things slide a little bit while you get yourself set up for the future.