Moving Guide

31 days to moving day   One month before your moving date
  • De-clutter your house: Make a list of the items that you want to move 
  • Try to dispose of the items you don't want to move by giving to friends/family, donating to charity or recycling. 
  • Make a list of the utility companies that you need to notify and contact them to let them know that you are moving.
    IMPORTANT: Overzealous phone companies have been known to disconnect you too soon - make sure you're clear about your moving date!
  • If you are renting a house give notice to your landlord to avoid any extra rental that you need to pay after you move out.
 14 days to moving day  

Two weeks before your moving date

  • Dismantle unneeded self-assembly furniture, unless we have agreed to do this for you
  • Arrange to have the electricity, gas and water meters read
  • Take down sheds, greenhouse, etc, if you intend to take them with you. 
  • Take down any unneeded fixtures and fittings that you are taking with you
  • Begin packing items that you rarely use to reduce the amount of time you need for packing later on 
  • If you wont be present for the move, make a list with all of the furniture and where it will go in your new home
  • Contact the post office to redirect your mail
 7 days to moving day  

One week before your moving date

  • Pack all items that you will not need between now and the day you move
  • Make a list of friends, family, relatives and companies, authorities that you want to notify about your move
  • Cancel or redirect all deliveries such as papers
  • Update delivery profiles for things like supermarkets, pizza delivery and online shopping
  • Put important and valuable items such as passports, jewellery, driving license and certificates in a safe place
  • Empty fuel from lawnmowers/motor cycles
 1 day to moving day  

The day before your moving date

  • Finish all final packing and prepare a kit with essential items such as toilet paper, mugs, tea bags, spare light bulbs etc
  • Check with your utility suppliers whether you have got electricity, gas, telephone, Internet, TV 
  • Defrost the fridge/freezer and disconnect all appliances 
  • Have a good nights sleep
   

On the moving day

  • Turn off electricity, gas and water supplies at the mains and disconnect all appliances
  • Lock all windows, doors and any other entrances to the house
  • After everything has been loading on the removal vehicle, have a quick look inside to make sure you do not leave anything behind
  • Ensure that the we have directions to your new house and a phone number to contact you. Agree a time of arrival
  • Arrive at your new property, with the keys, before the removal van
   

Once you have moved in your new home

  • Move the boxes to the correct rooms/places where they are supposed to be 
  • Unpack all the items starting with the most relevant, first. 
  • Check and make sure electricity, water, gas, telephone, TV, Internet and other utilities are running.

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