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.