Removal Checklist

FOUR Weeks before Moving

  • Arrange and confirm your house removal date as far in advance as possible.
  • Prepare a list of fixtures you are leaving in the house.
  • Arrange mail redirection
  • Inform regular subscription services of your new address

THREE Weeks before Moving

  • Sort out the contents of your garage. We can help with storage of this if required.
  • Inform medical services (doctors, dentist, vets) of your move if you are moving away from the area
  • Make a sketch plan of your new home to determine the placement of furnishings.
  • Consider plants and pets on moving day – talk to us, we are happy to advise.

TWO Weeks before Moving

  • Start running down freezers so they are empty when you move.
  • Empty sheds, greenhouses, etc, and check garden equipment is ready to move. Drain all fuel from lawnmowers.
  • Start to remove any fixtures that you are taking with you.
  • Fabrics that you are placing into store should be given an anti-moth treatment.
  • If you are moving in or out of a block of flats, arrange to have use of the manual override key or priority use of the lift.
  • Prepare plants for transit.

ONE Week before Moving

  • Arrange for professional disconnection of kitchen appliances, including the washing machine to ensure securing of the drum.
  • Pack / empty your loft.
  • Inform friends and family of your new address.
  • Start to dismantle self-assembly furniture, unless we have agreed to do this for you.

The DAY before Moving Home

  • Have TV aerials or satellite dishes taken down if they are part of the move.
  • Disconnect any light fittings you are taking.
  • Seal packets and tighten jars of food.
  • Take down, pictures, mirrors, curtains and blinds.
  • Defrost the refrigerator and freezer.
  • Chests of drawers may be left full depending on the make and weight of your furniture
  • Set aside an area marked “DO NOT MOVE” for coats, handbags, kettle, snacks, tools and cleaning materials.
  • Arrange separate transportation for any dangerous substances.


  • Keep your valuables (documents & jewelry) safe and carry them personally with you to your new home.
  • Keep you pets calm, and ideally in a separate room, so they do not disappear or get in the way.
  • Make sure plants are drained of excess water.
  • If your possessions are to be stored, remember to retain important items – passport, driving license, etc. Do not put perishab or flammable items into storage.
  • Before the removals team departs, check that nothing has been forgotten. Responsibility is yours to see nothing has been moved in error or left behind.
  • Ensure that the removals crew have the correct directions to your new house and a phone number to contact you.
  • Label keys ready for the new owners.
  • Take meter readings at your old and new homes.