Moving Checklist


Careful organisation and forward planning can minimise the stress of moving house.  Download our handy checklist to guide you through the six weeks leading up to to moving day.


Six weeks before move day

Start decluttering – throw out anything you have never used.

If you are renting, notify your landlord in writing.

If you plan to use a removals company, get 3 quotes and book early.

Research the local area if you are moving somewhere new.

Check home insurance to insurance covered on day of moving.

Four weeks before move day

If you are packing yourself, make sure you have sufficient packing materials

Book storage if required.

If there are parking restrictions at either address, contact the local authories to arrange suspensions for removals vans to park.

Notify utility companies about your departure.

Arrange redirection of your post.

Two weeks before move day

Arrange for children and pets to be looked after.

Deregister from your GP if moving out of area.

Notify your newspaper and milkman of a date for services to stop.

Start running the freezer down

One week before move day

Confirm final details with removal company.

Arrange for disconnection of appliances.

Start to dismantle any flat pack furniture.

Three days before move day

Leave any spare keys where they will be visible and ensure that they are labelled.

Make up a box of refreshments & essentials for move day including, toilet rolls, lightbulbs, tea making equipment, scissors, toiletries, pen and paper, torch, first aid kit, basic cutlery, crockery etc.

Two days before move day

Defrost fridge/freezer

Pack valuables and documents and store in a safe place.

Make a list of contact details ie Solicitor, Estate Agent, Mortgage Broker

Confirm when you will receive keys to the property

One day before move day

All packing should be done except essentials.

Charge your mobile phone.

Check all cupboards, loft and sheds.

Move Day

Show removals team what items are going or staying

Drop children/pets off

Final clean of house

Note all meter readings.

Do a final check of the property you are moving out of.

Lock all windows and doors and leave any useful information for new occupants ie where meters are, fuse boxes, stopcock

At Your New Home

Check all services are working – electric, water, gas

Put the kettle on for removals team. Arrive at the property before them so that you can show them what goes where.

Check all property removed from removals van.

Don’t try to unpack everything today!

Order a takeaway, pop a bottle of champagne open and relax!

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