Countdown to moving…

Countdown to moving…

With everything becoming more real and the days getting closer until you move onto the next chapter in your life. Here’s a few simple steps to help you organise the approaching weeks.


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


If you are thinking about selling your home and would like some advice, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01738 44 43 42.