Careful organisation and forward planning can minimise the stress of moving house. Use our moving checklist in conjunction with our Who to notify checklist to guide you through the six weeks leading up to to moving day.
Six weeks before the move
Confirm the date of your move
If you're renting, notify your landlord of your moving date
Check your home insurance - make sure you have cover from the day you move in to your new home.
Obtain written a quotation from us.
Notify the relevant utility companies of your departure.
Book extra storage space if required.
Start getting rid of possessions you no longer need. Decide which items can be taken to a charity shop, sold at car boot sale, or offered to your friends.
Two weeks before moving
Start packing non-essential items such as books and non-seasonal clothes into boxes
De-register from your doctor, dentist and optician: get your file from them
Visit the post office and arrange for your post to be forwarded (you will be charged a fee for this service).
Notify your milkman and newspaper shop that you'll be moving and give them a date you want the service to stop
If you have children or pets, arrange for someone to look after them during the move. If you are moving you pets, check with your airline for fares and documentation needed.
Make a list of everyone who should know about the move. Send out change of address ecards.
Finalise arrangements with your removal company. Confirm arrival times and make sure your removers have directions to your new address.
Arrange a time to collect the keys for your new home from the estate agent.
Notify then bank of any changes to direct debits and standing orders.