First, it gives you a chance to think through the process and be assured you are not overlooking any details. Second, you know what will happen, making the whole process feel less unpredictable. Third, by starting to organise things well in advance, you won’t be trying to juggle everything at once under pressure. Post your written plan in a place where you see it often and can update it as you complete each task. So how and when you should start?
Hopefully, you will know a few months in advance when you will be moving. Two months ahead of your moving date, you should arrange to transfer, cancel and set up your utilities such as electricity and telecommunications. You should also notify your insurance carriers, and research your options for ensuring your belongings during the move.
You can update your telly licence details online, so that can wait. If you have pets, update your details with their microchip company and let them know when you are moving a couple of weeks before you go. About a month before you move, contact the National Drivers License Service with documentation of your new address, and complete the section for address changes on your vehicle registration certificate and send it off.
Some items you will need right up the last minute, but most homes are full of things we use rarely.
Breaking your move into small steps makes it more manageable. You don’t have to do everything at once. Order your boxes for moving house one week, then focus on utilities the next, for example. Accomplishing one step a week starting eight or ten weeks ahead of your move will make the whole job much easier.
Buska’s plastic boxes’ packages allow you to keep the boxes for a full week, so you don’t need to rush the packing and unpacking process. If you would rather take a little longer, Buska also offers the possibility of extending it up to four weeks, from only €12.50 per week.