Before You Move : Your Countdown to Moving

The definitive moving home checklist

4-2 weeks before moving day

  • Start packing.
  • Arrange for us to offer you a free no obligation quotation.
  • Arrange any parking restrictions at either address.
  • Have your car(s) serviced, particularly if you are moving long distance.
  • Arrange for someone to look after children and pets.
  • Draw up a plan of where you want furniture to go in the new house.
  • Arrange for any tradesmen i.e. locksmiths, cleaners.

1 week to go

  • Confirm arrival time with your removal company.
  • Cancel any amenities i.e. milk, papers, borrowed books from libraries.
  • Change your address details and redirect mail.

3 days to go

  • Do last minute laundry.
  • Any spare keys should be clearly labeled and left where they will be seen on moving day.
  • Make up a box of refreshments and essential items for your first few days.

2 days to go

  • Defrost and dry out your fridge / freezer.
  • Throw out items in the kitchen that are out of date.
  • Pack valuables and documents and put them in a safe place.

1 day to go

  • Aim to finish the packing today.
  • Charge your mobile phone, as you will need it tomorrow.
  • Make a list of contact details i.e. Solicitors, Estate Agent, Mortgage Broker.

Moving Day

  • Walk round with your removal team so that you can discuss what is staying and what is not.
  • Check your house thoroughly before you leave.
  • Lock all windows and doors.

At your new house

  • Make sure all services – electric, water and gas – are working.
  • Put the kettle on for your removal team when they arrive. Moving is thirsty business!
  • Don’t try and unpack everything in one day.
  • Order in a takeaway, enjoy a glass of champagne and relax.

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