Guest blog from Sainsbury’s Bank
The content team at Sainsbury’s Bank has kindly put together a guest blog for us regarding tips for moving house and, in particular, how to ensure your new home is secure.
Moving into a new house is an exciting prospect, but before you can sit back and relax at your new place, you have the rather arduous task of moving house ahead of you. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to make the experience a little easier for yourself.
Buying boxes or hiring crates is an added cost that can be largely avoided with a bit of work and creativity. Ask around your local supermarkets for boxes – the ones used to transport fruit and bottles of alcohol tend to be the strongest. Bin bags are great for transporting lighter items, like clothes and bed linen. Colour-coding your boxes can be a big help during the move. This way, you’ll know exactly where boxes need to know without having to interpret messy handwriting.
You should also consider home security during your move. Let the people moving into your old place know the code to your home security system and how to get into the property. You should also remind them to change the code once they’ve moved in. Do the same at your new place and make sure to have your locks changed as soon as you’ve settled in – you never know who might have your security code or copies of your keys. If your new home has a garage, consider taking extra steps to secure it, as this is often a weak spot in a house. Adding a frosted effect to the windows keeps prying eyes away and motion-sensor lights ward against curious lurkers.
For more tips for a simpler moving day, have a look at this guide by Sainsbury’s Bank.