Moving house can be one of the most stressful and emotional experiences that you have to go through in life so to help reduce the stress, it is recommended that you plan and organise properly. You can use our simple checklist to help you get organised leading up to the big day of the move.

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Six Weeks Before The Move

  • Confirm your moving date.
  • If you’re renting a property you should confirm this mobile date which are a landlord or the estate agents.
  • you will need insurance cover which is normally provided by your movers but to be on the safe side you should check with your insurance company to see if you can have it on a normal contents insurance.
  • Obtain several written moving quotes from local companies. Interview your movers axed them any questions that you will need answers such as many men do provide two-day provide insurance, and what is the availability like.
  • If you are going down the do-it-yourself route then you can ask friends or relatives to give you a hand.
  • If you will need storage space you should book this beforehand if required.
  • At this point you will also want to notify your utility companies of your moving date.
  • This is not a time to decide what you really need and what you should get rid of. You can donate old usable items to a charity shop or have a car boot sale.
  • If you would be buying new furniture this is the time to order them so that they will be delivered in time.

Two Weeks Before The Move

  • If you’re doing the packing yourself should start packing non-essential items such as books CDs and clothes etc.
  • You should notify your GP dentist and optician that you are moving.
  • Asked Post Office for a forwarding service forward Amir onto your new address.
  • Notify any magazines or newspapers that you subscribe to our future info address and the date that you want their services to stop.
  • If you are more women children or pets you should make arrangements for them to be supervised during the day of the move.
  • Make a list of all your friends and relatives that needs to be notified of the change of address and send them out e-cards.
  • Confirm arrangements to your moving company, start time moving schedule and of course pricing for your move. Make sure they have full address board properties and adequate parking arrangements.
  • If possible try to collect the keys for your new property a few days before your act from.
  • You should notify your bank of any changes to direct debits or standing orders.

One Week Before The Move

  • Make arrangements to pay any final bills.
  • Have your metres read and arrange to pay final amounts.
  • Cancel any regular services such as window cleaners, milk delivery, or newspaper.
  • Make arrangements for exchanging of keys.
  • Start cleaning your house or arrange for a cleaning company to do it.

The Day Before Moving

  • Label all your boxes and daughter last bit of packing.
  • Pack your emergency box which supplies.
  • Unplug your fridge and freezer and clean it.
  • Finish up the cleaning of the house.

On The Moving Day

  • Check that all remaining appliances are disconnected.
  • Ensure that everything has been fully packed and ready for the movers.
  • Lock all the windows and doors after you’ve moved out.
  • Crossed cheque to ensure that all boxes and furniture bin delivered at a new property.

Who To Notify: Your Change Of Address Checklist

As we all know moving is no walk in the park it can be very stressful and time-consuming. Use our checklist below to help you remember the people that needs to be notified when you’re moving house.

  • Your friends and family
  • Your employers and accountants
  • Any schools or universities
  • Doctors and GPs
  • Your dentist
  • Local councils and benefits agency
  • Your bank or building society
  • Credit card companies
  • Your insurance companies, your car medical and property insurance
  • Rental companies
  • Gas utility company
  • Electric utility company
  • Phone company
  • Inland Revenue tax office
  • electoral registration
  • DVLA – change of address on your driving licence and motorcar documents
  • optician

Packing Tips Before The Move

  • Collect your boxes and packing materials as soon as possible.
  • Again make your mind up about the things that you will keep on things that you will get rid of.
  • Pack non-essential items such as clothes, books, and CDs as soon as possible.

Packing Tips During The Move

  • All boxes and packages should be clearly labelled which room the contents came from.
  • It’s a good rule of thumb to keep your boxes on the 20 KG. Spread with evenly across several boxes if needed.
  • Ensure your boxes are securely taped closed and in good condition.
  • If you are packing your fragile items yourself, you should ensure that they are properly wrapped with bubble wrap.
  • Again label all fragile boxes as fragile so the movers can know how to pack them on the truck.
  • Large items of furniture that can’t fit through the door or difficult to carry should be dismantled. Ensure that you keep all the parts together and that they are cheerfully labelled.

Packing Tips On The Big Moving Day

It can be very convenient to have a handy essential box which contain the necessary items that you will need immediately at your new property. Please use the small list below to give you an idea of some of the things that you should have in your essential moving day box.

  • Money: cash, cheque book, credit card.
  • Kettle, Tea, sugar and milk, cups etc.
  • Cleaning products.
  • Tools
  • Toys for the kids
  • Pet food and bowls
  • First aid box
  • Driving licence
  • Toilet roll and napkins
  • Bean bags