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Moving day dramas - and how to avoid them

A new survey has got Winkworth Lincolnshire estate agents thinking about what happens after we hand over the keys to home movers. The study set out to establish the top ten home traumas for people on moving day once they have arrived at their new property. With hundreds of properties for sale in Lincolnshire changing hands every month, how many of these moving day pitfalls have your experienced and how many are you hoping to avoid' Not being able to find the kettle Not being able to locate the sugar Finding rubbish left behind by the previous occupant Not knowing what keys unlock what door or not having enough keys Anxious pets being introduced to unfamiliar surroundings Gaps where vendors have wrongfully removed items such as washing machines, ovens, light fittings etc Not being able to find the stopcock Setting up the bed Delaying unpacking after moving in Turning up to find the previous occupants arguing over possessions After representing flats and houses for sale in Lincolnshire for many years, we're in a good position to offer home movers advice on how to avoid the above traumas on moving day. Winkworth suggests: Packing a box of 'essentials' that travels with you on the big day (and is not loaded onto the lorry). The box should include a kettle, mugs, spoons, tea bags, sugar, milk, biscuits, loo roll, cleaning materials, mobile phone chargers, an all-purpose screw driver, a Stanley knife and black plastic refuse sacks. Organising for a friend or relative to look after any pets in the immediate lead up to the move and in the 48 hours after. Alternatively, book cats and/or dogs into a reputable boarding facility, and keep cats in for at least six weeks after moving home. Planning a thorough hand over with the current owners, landlord or agent before you move. Use the opportunity to go through sets of keys (doors and windows) and any burglar alarms, as well as to establish where fuse boxes, utility meters, stopcocks etc are located. Ask your Lincolnshire estate agent to check the inventory of sale with the vendors and yourself prior to the moving date. If for any reason there is a discrepancy when you move in, contact the agent immediately. If you are looking for houses and flats for sale in Lincolnshire and would like to be added to our property alert service, contact Winkworth today.

A new survey has got Winkworth Lincolnshire estate agents thinking about what happens after we hand over the keys to home movers. The study set out to establish the top ten home traumas for people on moving day once they have arrived at their new property.

With hundreds of properties for sale in Lincolnshire changing hands every month, how many of these moving day pitfalls have your experienced and how many are you hoping to avoid'



  1. Not being able to find the kettle
  2. Not being able to locate the sugar
  3. Finding rubbish left behind by the previous occupant
  4. Not knowing what keys unlock what door or not having enough keys
  5. Anxious pets being introduced to unfamiliar surroundings
  6. Gaps where vendors have wrongfully removed items such as washing machines, ovens, light fittings etc
  7. Not being able to find the stopcock
  8. Setting up the bed
  9. Delaying unpacking after moving in
  10. Turning up to find the previous occupants arguing over possessions

After representing flats and houses for sale in Lincolnshire for many years, we're in a good position to offer home movers advice on how to avoid the above traumas on moving day. Winkworth suggests:



  • Packing a box of 'essentials' that travels with you on the big day (and is not loaded onto the lorry). The box should include a kettle, mugs, spoons, tea bags, sugar, milk, biscuits, loo roll, cleaning materials, mobile phone chargers, an all-purpose screw driver, a Stanley knife and black plastic refuse sacks.
  • Organising for a friend or relative to look after any pets in the immediate lead up to the move and in the 48 hours after. Alternatively, book cats and/or dogs into a reputable boarding facility, and keep cats in for at least six weeks after moving home.
  • Planning a thorough hand over with the current owners, landlord or agent before you move. Use the opportunity to go through sets of keys (doors and windows) and any burglar alarms, as well as to establish where fuse boxes, utility meters, stopcocks etc are located.
  • Ask your Lincolnshire estate agent to check the inventory of sale with the vendors and yourself prior to the moving date. If for any reason there is a discrepancy when you move in, contact the agent immediately.

If you are looking for houses and flats for sale in Lincolnshire and would like to be added to our property alert service, contact Winkworth today.

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