Tips for Moving into your New Home with Money Compare
May 20, 2024

Moving into a new home? Here at 6 tips to help make the process nice and smooth!

You bought a house. Or you signed a new lease. That means a move is on the horizon for you. Moving can be a bit of a process and it is normal to feel a little overwhelmed and unsure where to start. 

We have put together our top 6 tips for moving into your new home to help ease your transition. 

1. Get House and/ or Contents Insurance

If you are moving into a home that you now own, you’ll want to make sure the property is insured with house insurance. This will protect your wallet in the event that something unexpected happens to the property such as water damage or a fire. House insurance also means you can get repairs to damage.

Contents insurance protects your personal items in the event of accidental damage or loss. It’s a great investment for homeowners and renters alike because it means you won’t have to fork out your savings to replace all your belongings in the event of a fire or any other sudden loss. 

Importance of House Insurance

Importance of Contents Insurance

2. Compare Power and Broadband

You’ll need to set up a new broadband and power plan for your new property. Jump on Broadband Compare and Power Compare to compare different internet and energy plans side-by-side so that you can get the best deal possible that will match your unique household needs. Compare, and don’t pay more than you need to! Consider also getting a bundle power and electricity plan. More power providers in Aotearoa are offering broadband bundles – great for those who want the convenience of just one bill! Don’t forget to contact your current providers to schedule the shut-off of your plans. 

Compare Power

Compare Broadband

Power Providers are Offering Bundles 

3. Declutter your Home

Are there things in your home that you just don’t need or use anymore? Go through your wardrobes and pick out clothes you don’t wear anymore that you could donate. Create a pile of things to donate, things to sell, things to recycle, and things to toss, as far in advance to your move as possible. You’ll appreciate having less things to pack!

4. Start Packing Early

Trust us, you don’t want to be flustered and stressed on moving day with a bunch of rooms to be packed up. Pack as early as possible, starting with the rooms and items that you don’t use often. Being as organised as possible will help things feel less overwhelming and help make the move go smoothly. 

5. Consider Reassessing your Budget

As you move into a new place, and take on new broadband and power bills, rent or a mortgage, and your insurance, you’ll notice that your expenses are different than they were in your previous home. It’s a good idea to assess your budget, or consider creating one, so that you can keep track of where your money is going, and see where you can make savings. 

Master the Art of Budgeting

Tips to Save Money

6. Book Movers Early

As soon as you know the moving date, book movers to make sure you don’t miss out on the day you need, or find you have to pay a ridiculous premium for the service. Movers will minimise stress on the day and ensure your big furniture pieces and boxes get transported from one place to the other without you having to worry about the labour yourself. 

Further Reading:

Kiwi Homeowners are Becoming Concerned about Insurance Price Increases

Budget Friendly Home Decor Ideas