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!
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
Go through these disposing of anything out of date.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.
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
Make sure these are stacked together and are ready to move
Place your mobile on charge the night before moving and ensure all relevant people have your number
Moving day - at your old address
Strip beds and pack bedding and nightclothes
Finish packing toiletries
Direct the Removal firm and friends how they can help.
Secure all windows and doors
Read meters and submit readings
Turn Off ...
Turn off Boiler/central Heating/Water
Turn off ...
Turn off electric appliances and disconnect cooker
Lock doors and leave keys as arranged with new owners, Estate Agents
Moving day - at your new home
Open up and have a look around
Locate Meters etc.
Locate fuse box, Gas and Electric meter and stop cock for reference
Take meter readings and submit to your provider
Organise the direction of boxes to appropriate rooms
Check the van
Check the van is empty after all is unloaded
Make beds ready for the evening
And ... relax ...
Sit down relax and enjoy your new home