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Moving Tips

Moving Guide

 One month before your moving date

  • De-clutter your house: Make a list of the items that you want to move 

  • Try to dispose of the items you don't want to move by giving to friends/family, donating to charity or recycling. 

  • Make a list of the utility companies that you need to notify and contact them to let them know that you are moving.
    IMPORTANT: Overzealous phone companies have been known to disconnect you too soon - make sure you're clear about your moving date!

  • If you are renting a house give notice to your landlord to avoid any extra rental that you need to pay after you move out.


Two weeks before your moving date

  • Dismantle unneeded self-assembly furniture, unless we have agreed to do this for you

  • Arrange to have the electricity, gas and water meters read

  • Take down sheds, greenhouse, etc, if you intend to take them with you. 

  • Take down any unneeded fixtures and fittings that you are taking with you

  • Begin packing items that you rarely use to reduce the amount of time you need for packing later on 

  • If you wont be present for the move, make a list with all of the furniture and where it will go in your new home

  • Contact the post office to redirect your mail


One week before your moving date

  • Pack all items that you will not need between now and the day you move

  • Make a list of friends, family, relatives and companies, authorities that you want to notify about your move

  • Cancel or redirect all deliveries such as papers

  • Update delivery profiles for things like supermarkets, pizza delivery and online shopping

  • Put important and valuable items such as passports, jewellery, driving license and certificates in a safe place

  • Empty fuel from lawnmowers/motor cycles


The day before your moving date

  • Finish all final packing and prepare a kit with essential items such as toilet paper, mugs, tea bags, spare light bulbs etc

  • Check with your utility suppliers whether you have got electricity, gas, telephone, Internet, TV 

  • Defrost the fridge/freezer and disconnect all appliances 

  • Have a good nights sleep


On the moving day

  • Turn off electricity, gas and water supplies at the mains and disconnect all appliances

  • Lock all windows, doors and any other entrances to the house

  • After everything has been loading on the removal vehicle, have a quick look inside to make sure you do not leave anything behind

  • Ensure that the we have directions to your new house and a phone number to contact you. Agree a time of arrival

  • Arrive at your new property, with the keys, before the removal van


Once you have moved in your new home

  • Move the boxes to the correct rooms/places where they are supposed to be 

  • Unpack all the items starting with the most relevant, first. 

  • Check and make sure electricity, water, gas, telephone, TV, Internet and other utilities are running.



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