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Moving Advice

Helpful hints and tips for a smooth move

If you feel at a loss or unsure where to start with your moving day, read through our informative moving advice and tips.

Top moving tips

One month before moving day:

  • Order boxes and packing materials
  • Inform your bank and other important companies of your new address, some companies require a months’ notice
  • Don’t forget your TV licence, the Inland Revenue, DVLA and the delivery addresses of any companies you use for online shopping

Two weeks before moving day:

  •  Start eating the food in your freezer
  •  Send change of address cards or emails to friends and family
  • Book storage space with us if required
  • Organise a cleaning company for your home if desired
  • De-register from your doctor, dentist, optician etc. if you are moving out of their catchment area
  • Check you have insurance coverage for the move and make sure it is adequate for your needs

One week before moving day:

  • Arrange parking for the removal vans at your new property
  • Organise your utilities to be switched off at your current property for the date of your move
  • Read the meters of your current property on or the day before moving
  • Arrange the connection of utilities, phone and internet for moving day at your new property
  • Set up a mail forwarding service through the Post Office
  • Make a list of all important phone numbers such as estate agents, solicitors, removals company, insurance, utilities along with any account numbers
  • Arrange babysitting for any young children, and pet-sitting if necessary
  • Arrange time off for children from school by writing a letter
  • Find out your seller’s solicitor’s new contact details, in case of any difficulties at the property
  • Ask the estate agent if the seller can supply a list of recommended local services e.g. plumber, electrician, for when you move in
  • Visit your doctor and arrange supplies of any medicines you regularly take

Two days before moving day:

  • Start running down your freezer
  • Organise what to keep or throw out
  • Don’t forget to clear your loft, shed and garage
  • Cancel your milk delivery and newspapers.
  • Take down curtains and blinds
  • Re-confirm arrangements with us
  • Find out the locations of stopcocks and fuse-boxes at your new house
  • Call the local council to find out rubbish collection and recycling days
  • Send an email informing your contacts you will be offline for a few days
  • Pack up all computers, stereos and large electrical equipment
  • Pack up valuable, delicate or small items such as jewellery and ornaments

The day before moving day:

  • Collect any medicines, inhalers etc. that you will need over the next few days
  • Organise any medical products such as paracetamol, plasters, contact lens solutions, glasses, razor, toothbrush
  • Collect together your keys, deeds, contract, insurance documents and paper work for your personal luggage
  • Get together a calculator, an alarm clock, your cheque book and credit cards for your personal luggage
  • Pack a box containing kitchen items such as the kettle, mugs, teaspoons, sugar, teabags
  • Collect together scissors, a torch, corkscrew/bottle opener, a radio, soap, toilet paper and other essentials
  • Pack uniforms, school bags, PE kits and schoolwork in a separate box and mark it
  • Fill your car up with petrol and plan your route
  • Check for road works so you can avoid them
  • Pack a box of basic cleaning and repair products for the new house
  • Box up things such as books and out-of-season clothes
  • Withdraw cash for last-minute emergencies, basic supplies and tips
  • Recharge your mobile phone

On the day:

  • Each person should keep their ‘personal luggage’ securely with them
  • Don’t leave boxes where movers may put them in the van
  • Strip beds, pack bedding separately and mark clearly whose is whose
  • Elect one person to carry the kitchen essentials with them, ready for your arrival
  • Leave a note with your contact details for the new occupants if necessary

We belong to:

  • British Association of Removers
  • Approved Code
  • British Standard Quality Assured BSEN 12522
  • Which? Magazine Trusted Trader

“Staff were polite and friendly and the removal / delivery ran smoothly.”

S Johnstone