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Moving Check List

They say that moving house is one of life’s most stressful events, so we’ve put together a moving checklist to help you plan for the big day…

As soon you have exchanged and agreed a completion date, one of the first things you need to do is book a removal company. We can recommend a few...

Four Weeks before…

  • Arrange your mail redirection.
  • Inform any subscription services of your new address. 
  • Notify utility suppliers of your move.
  • Arrange for utility connections at your new home.
  • Notify your local council and check if you are due a council tax rebate.

Three Weeks before…

  • Make a sketch plan of your new home to determine the placement of furnishings. 
  • Consider plants and pets on moving day.
  • Start to use the contents of your freezer. 
  • Transfer insurance to cover contents at your new home. 

Two Weeks before…

  • Dispose of any flammables such as petrol. 
  • Rearrange your digital television if appropriate. 
  • Inform friends and family of your new address. 

One Week before…

  • Rearrange your telephone, TV and Internet service. 
  • Drain fuel from lawnmowers and other garden equipment. 
  • Pack / empty your loft and / or sheds. 

One Day before…

  • Defrost the freezer. 
  • Take down pictures, mirrors, curtains and blinds. 
  • Disconnect your cooker, washing machine and dishwasher.

Moving Day…

  • Drain plants of excess water. 
  • Make sure you have personally taken cash and jewellery. 
  • Take meter readings at your old and new homes. 
  • Label keys ready for the new owners.