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Ten Steps for a Smoother House Move

Moving Home Checklist

  • Moving home is a big undertaking. Our Sidmouth-based home removals team have put together this comprehensive checklist to help you plan ahead:
4 - 6 weeks before you move house
  • Arrange for a quote for your removal
  • Book a home removal company
  • Sort out unwanted items and the contents of your garage
  • Dispose of unwanted items – consider selling them at auction (click here for more information about selling at auction with Potburys)
2 weeks before you move house
  • Notify utilities, TV licence, bank, Internet etc of your move
  • Clear the loft
  • Start running down food in the freezer
  • Set up a Royal Mail redirection
  • Cancel milk and newspaper deliveries
  • Make arrangements for plumbers/electricians to disconnect kitchen appliances/light fitments
  • Contact your removal company and arrange for packing materials to be delivered
1 day before
  • Prepare plants for travel
  • Pack everything you need for the first night and morning in your new home
  • Leave out the essentials such as the kettle and tea, milk and refreshments
  • Make sure any packets, bottles or jars are sealed to prevent spillage
  • Defrost refrigerator and freezer
  • Pack valuables, medicines and documents and put in a safe place
  • Arrange with the landlord/estate agent where you will leave keys
The day of the move
  • Take meter readings
  • Turn off all utilities and appliances
  • Do a final check around the house
  • Close and secure windows, doors and entrances
  • Click here to download a copy of our Moving Home Checklist.
  • For a free quotation for your removal, please contact us
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