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MOVING TIP #12 – LEAVE A NOTE FOR THE NEW OWNERS OF YOUR OLD HOUSE
When you close the door on your old house for the last time, it’s a great idea to leave the new owners a welcome pack.
Write a card welcoming them to their new home, leave a bottle of wine, and also leave a folder with any paperwork for the house inside such as warranties, guarantees, plans etc…).
It’s also worth leaving a list of useful points about your house such as where the stopcock is, what the alarm code is, any issues that you know of such as leaky tap or faulty switch, and any trades that you use that they may want to contact such as window cleaner and milkman.
It’s a lovely touch, and would be exactly what you would love to see in your new house I’m sure.
If you are thinking that this will take lots of time to do, it may actually save you time in the long run because you won’t have several calls from the new owners asking you about things in the weeks that follow the move.
MOVING TIP #13 – MAKE A CHECKLIST OF NUMBERS TO CALL TO GET UTILITIES SWITCHED INTO YOUR NAME
When you move, there will be a whole host of numbers to call to get your address changed.
Some of these are really important to do on day one – especially if you need things installed or turned on like sky TV, WIFI, broadband, utilities etc…. – so make a list of who you need to call and order them by priority.
MOVING TIP #14 – SET UP MAIL FORWARDING
It’s always worth setting up mail forwarding from your old address, and I advise doing this for 1 year.
A year will see all important dates, so you will know if any relatives or friends don’t have your new address if they send cards to the old one, or whether you have forgotten to change addresses for anything.
It also saves the new owners having to be put out by posting things onto you, which they may or may not do.
TIP – leave a note in your old house to say you have set up mail forwarding, but give your new address and contact details just in case anything should be sent to the old house in error – that way you are covered from all angles.