Your Guide to Moving Home

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Moving countdown - 4-2 weeks to go!



Start packing & sorting through your belongings. Now is a good time to de-clutter. Make sure you have plenty of sturdy boxes, bubble wrap & sticky tape. Remember to mark each box with its contents, or the room it’s going into.



Removal Company – Get estimates. Check they have Insurance. Do they offer a packing and unpacking service? Confirm your moving in date with them.



Check you are covered on your Home Contents Insurance for the move, and that you will be covered at the new address. Ask for a quotation to cover your new property.



Ask your current providers to take a meter reading on your moving date. Arrange to take over Gas and Electricity at your new address and ensure appliances are correctly installed.



Notify your providers and ask them to provide a final statement. Also remember to ask them to provide services at your new home



Consider re-directing your post for a few months



Consider asking relatives to look after your children on moving day



Consider asking family or friends to look after pets on the Moving day. Also ensure you remember to update address for any microchipped pets

Change of address

Tell appropriate parties of your change of address perhaps including;
Employer/Inland Revenue/Council/Banks and Building Societies/Credit Cards and Store Card Companies/Utility Providers/Insurance Companies/Land and Mobile Phone Companies/Internet and Cable or satellite Providers/Doctors, Dentists and Opticians/DVLA/Vets/ TV Licensing

Moving countdown - 1 week to go!

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Delivery Address

Change delivery address of Newspapers / Milk / Groceries / Solid fuel Providers



Get your last minute Laundry done in good time, before your Washing Machine is disconnected


Kitchen Cupboards

Go through these disposing of anything out of date. Check lids are tight on the jars you take with you.


Fridge / Freezer

Now is a good time to run down on your contents. If you are taken any frozen goods, turn your freezer up a ew days before you move



Put these in a safe place for moving day and check they are insured for the move

Moving countdown - 1or 2 days to go!



Packing – Pack a bag for overnight essentials and toiletries.
Finish all remaining packing into boxes.


Snack Box

Pack a box for the kitchen to include essentials like Tea, Coffe and Sugar, as well as a kettle and mugs and any snacks.


Dismantle & Disconnect

Take down curtains fixtures and fittings that you have agreed to take, discionnect white goods ready for transport


Outdoor Items

Make sure these are stacked together and are ready to move


Mobile Phone

Place your mobile on charge the night before moving and ensure all relevant people have your number

Moving day - at your old address

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Strip beds and pack bedding and nightclothes



Finish packing toiletries



Direct the Removal firm and friends how they can help.


Secure Entry

Secure all windows and doors


Read Meters

Read meters and submit readings


Turn Off ...

Turn off Boiler/central Heating/Water


Turn off ...

Turn off electric appliances and disconnect cooker


Lock Doors

Lock doors and leave keys as arranged with new owners, Estate Agents

Moving day - at your new home


Open Up

Open up and have a look around


Locate Meters etc.

Locate fuse box, Gas and Electric meter and stop cock for reference


Meter Readings

Take meter readings and submit to your provider


Oragnise Removers

Organise the direction of boxes to appropriate rooms


Check the van

Check the van is empty after all is unloaded

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Make Beds

Make beds ready for the evening


And ... relax ...

Sit down relax and enjoy your new home

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