3-4 weeks before you move
- Contact mobile phone companies, telephone, cable, satellite and internet service providers and notify them of your change of address and the date you are moving.
- Start packing / de-cluttering if you are doing this yourself
- Notify your bank or building society, notify your credit / store card providers
- Notify your child’s existing school that they will be leaving and then contact their new school
- Contact your insurance provider for your life, motor, medical, pet and contents insurance
- If you are moving from your local area contact doctors, dentists and opticians and re-register in your new area
- Notify your local council in both your current area and the area you are moving to with regards to council tax.
1-2 weeks before you move
- Contact TV Licensing and notify them that you are moving
- Notify your electricity, gas and water provider
- 3 days before you move
- Pack a large bag with useful items that you may need on move day, for example a first aid kit, nappies, tea bags, knives and forks, matches, candles and a torch
- Pack all your jewellery and keep it in a safe place, remember to take it with you and keep it secure on move day
- If there is any dismantling of furniture you should have pre-arranged this with your removal company. If you are doing it yourself make sure that you keep all the screws in a safe place. Make sure that you arranged to have appliances disconnected by a professional.
1 day before you move
- Park your car outside your house in readiness for the removal vehicle to arrive tomorrow
- Make sure you leave the kettle out and be prepared to make tea for the removal men as moving house is exhausting work
- Make sure you check everywhere in the house, looking very carefully in cupboards and drawers to ensure everything has been removed.
Hints & Tips
Disposing of items has three advantages, it gets rid of clutter, you may be able to make some money selling them and by moving less you could possibly be able to reduce your removal charge. Decluttering – a win win proposition.
Labelling and Floor Plan – Clearly label particularly large items and fragile items. Draw a floor plan of your new home and name each room so they can be identified by the removal crew and that way correctly labelled items will be delivered to the correct location.