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Countdown to moving...
4 weeks
If required, book a professional removal company to help you move.
If you are taking your white goods with you book a reliable service firm to
prepare them for the move.
Sort through all your belongings and sell or give away any unwanted items.
Start collecting plenty of boxes (if the removal company don’t provide them)
to transport your belongings.
Inform all service providers of your change of address, including utility
companies, TV licence, DVLA, credit cards etc.
3 weeks
Start packing and label boxes clearly.
Start taking down any fitted items that are coming with you (e.g. shelving and
pictures etc).
If you have any pets arrange a home for them on the day of the move.
Start using up any frozen food and buy small supplies until you move.
2 weeks
Return any borrowed items, such as library books etc.
Cancel deliveries of newspapers, milk etc.
1 week:
If necessary, defrost and clean the fridge and freezer so it is ready for the
Pack a box of personal items that will be needed immediately at your new
home (e.g. light bulbs, toiletries, kettle, etc).
Contact your removal company to confirm their arrival time and notify them of
any last minute details.
Organise your plants for the move and make sure they all have proper tubs
to transport them in. If not a threat to their health, it is advisable to reduce
watering before moving as recently watered plants can be double the weight.
Moving out day
Organise and set aside any items that you are taking with you so that they
don’t get loaded on the van by mistake.
Disconnect everything from your old property, write down your meter readings
and inform your utility companies.
Strip bed and pack bedding
Check all windows are closed and doors locked.
Before leaving, double check you haven’t left anything behind.
Hand keys in to the estate agent.
Collect the keys for your new property from the estate agent.
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