When moving to a new house there is several things that you have to take into consideration beforehand. One of the most important points is to make yourself a checklist that you can work down and checking each task one at a time as you complete them. This will ensure that nothing gets left out and that the move will take place without any serious hitches. As stressful as moving home can be it has to be remembered that it is also the start of a completely new beginning in a new home with new neighbors and surroundingAlso, you must decide if you intend to do the move or will you be hiring a removal firm to move your goods. It goes without saying that employing a removal company can really allow you to sit back and let them do the grafting. These days you will find that most reputable companies who do removals will offer service packages that will include the packing and unpacking of your homes’ contents.You may be a hands on person who wants to have a little more input in the move so now is the time to think about how much of the work you want and how much of it you want to an outside company to do. For instance, you could do your own packing and unpacking but take on the removers to supply the transport and load/unload for you. This cuts down the cost quite considerably in the long run. You could get split quotes for the work for example get separate quotes for loading and delivering and others for packing and unpacking. You might just find that you get a better price this way.You can also keep within your budget by getting rid of stuff that you don’t want to take with you. It makes no sense whatsoever to pay a removal firm to move rubbish that you intend to through away later. Another idea if time is not an issue is to sort out the things you no longer want and sell them. You will be surprised at how others are looking to pay good money for something that you now regard as rubbish. Online auction sites are a great and fast way to sell unwanted items.On your final day and just before leaving your home, it is very important to read your utility meters and keep a record of them. Depending on where you live, you may have to submit these readings to your utility providers i.e. electricity, gas or water companies etc. By taking accurate readings there should be no confusion when it comes to the cost of your final bills. At a small cost you can even have your mail redirected to your new address. Most of these things can now be taken care of easily online.Our computers and mobile phones these days can contain a large amount of personal and highly confidential information stored within the hard drive. Data such as online banking, email and other sensitive login details could easily find their way into the wrong hands if care is not taken. It is therefore recommended that you take personal care of the security of electronic equipment which is capable of storing such data. On the day of moving it’s safer to take these items with you personally.During your last day at the house allow yourself ample time to browse around, checking cupboards, shelves and anywhere you can think of which could possibly be harboring something that you have not noticed. Leaving items behind is one of the most common mistakes that people make when moving. Double check on everything on your list and when you are satisfied, you can then look forward to settling in to your new home.