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Top Tips For A Smoother House Move

Moving Home Checklist


Moving home is a big undertaking. Our comprehensive checklist will help you plan for a smooth move.

4 - 6 weeks before you move house

  • Arrange for a home removal quote.

  • Book a home removal company.

  • Sort out unwanted items and the contents of your garage.

  • Safely dispose of unwanted items.

2 weeks before you move house

  • Notify your utility providers, bank, TV licensing, DVLA etc., of your move.

  • Clear the loft.

  • Start running down food in the freezer.

  • Set up a Royal Mail redirection.

  • Arrange childcare for removal day.

  • Arrange pet care for removal day.

  • Cancel any milk and newspaper deliveries.

  • Arrange for plumbers/electricians to disconnect kitchen appliances/light fitments.

  • Contact your removal company and arrange for the delivery of packing materials.

  • Gather all your important documents in one place, for example, birth certificate, marriage certificate, insurance documents etc., so they're easily accessible at any point of your move.

1 day before

  • Prepare your plants for travel.

  • Pack and label your boxes.

  • Pack the things you'll need for the first night and morning in your new home separately.

  • Leave out the essentials such as the kettle, tea, milk, and refreshments.

  • Seal any packets, bottles or jars to prevent spillage.

  • Defrost the refrigerator and freezer.

  • Pack valuables, medicines and documents and put them in a safe place.

  • Arrange with the landlord/estate agent where you will leave the house 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.

You can download a copy of our Moving Home Checklist here.


For a free quotation for your removal, please contact us

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