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    • By whatdoyouthink... 7th Dec 17, 9:05 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 9:05 AM
    Completion day 7th Dec 17 at 9:05 AM
    Hi Everyone,

    Tomorrow is completion day and Iíll be moving into a new build house. I was just wondering if anyone has any hints, tips or things I should look out for to make move in day go smoothly?

    Thank you!
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    • By aneary 7th Dec 17, 9:49 AM
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    Have your bed linen in a separate box in your car along with a box of essentials (kettle, tea, coffee, snacks). As soon as your beds are in make your bed, everything else can be done later.

    In addition whenever I moved, I always have a shoe box sized box with remote controls and cables for the TV.

    Before you put anything in the house (as it's a new build) take lots of photos in case their is anything that needs fixing.
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    • By hazyjo 7th Dec 17, 10:06 AM
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    We've still not found our toothbrushes a week and a half later. I have no idea where they put them. Meant to pack them separately myself, but they just got missed. (Yes, we have bought new ones since lol!)


    Literally everything you will need within two weeks - pack separately! I thought my packing was foolproof but there's definitely been a few bits I missed.


    Mad panic last week as I was off to Dublin and suddenly thought ARGHHH PASSPORT! Luckily my BF had stored them somewhere.
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    • By clairesilverspar 7th Dec 17, 10:21 AM
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    If you can, walk around the house when it's empty, check the taps, lightswitches etc are all working. New builds can be prone to teething issues. Check what you've agreed is what you've got, without all of the clutter of your things in the way.

    I usually try to make sure the house is clean before moving stuff in, but it all depends on how long you have. just a quick hoover/sweep and wipe down to get rid of building dust etc. easier without the clutter.

    Agree 100% with packing an essentials box. Label the box clearly and take it with you in your car/separately if possible so it doesn't get lost in the jumble and stuck at the bottom of the pile of stuff.

    I usually include kettle and brew making things, including cups. A set of cutlery and a plate per person - we usually end up with takeaway but having it separately means you don't have to dig for cutlery or end up with plastic things. Include a loo roll, soap and hand towel, bedding and spare clothes. Maybe even shower things. Possibly spare light bulbs etc in case not left any.

    Bed first. you can live without bookshelves etc for a few days, but having a busy day and then having to build and make your bed when you're exhausted is the worst. Knowing that's done and you can collapse into sleep whenever you need to without extra effort is bliss.

    Plug in fridge/freezer early too, if you're taking them, and they're not included, as they need time to settle.


    ETA: know where you packed your paperwork and keep it safe.
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