Managing your time in ‘moving limbo’


When moving house, there are a few things that need to be done between signing for your new property and actually moving in. Below are some of the main items to check off the list while in ‘moving limbo’

Update your personal details and get your post redirected

Several different companies may need to be made aware of your impending move. These could include the electoral roll, your bank or building society, mobile phone or internet provider, your employer, and any other subscription providers you may have. Many of these services will need an updated address to send any bills or communications to, so it is vital to inform them of your new address.

It is also useful to leave a forwarding address in your old property, so any post that gets wrongly delivered there can be redirected to your new home.

Take final meter readings

Before you leave your current property, you will need to take final meter readings for gas, electric, and water, to ensure that you are not surprised by receiving bills for somebody else’s utility usage.

Make sure you have insurance

The type of insurance you need will vary depending on your property. If you are moving into rented premises, the landlord may already have building insurance. It is more likely that you will need to arrange for your own contents cover however, and getting this out of the way before you actually move will be one more thing ticked off your list!

Organise your TV licence and broadband

If you require a TV or internet connection, try to arrange these before you move so they can be set up as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to pack!

Don’t leave your packing to the last minute! If you need help with packing, moving, or need somewhere to store some of your belongings while you are in between properties, Pickfords offer a range of solutions to help make your move as stress free as possible.