Minimise the stress of moving house by careful planning and organisation of your move. Use our moving home checklist and our who to notify checklist to help you through your house move.

Moving Home Checklist

  • Print off moving home checklist
  • Arrange visit of estimator and discuss all aspects of your move
  • Receive and consider written quotations
  • Select mover by returning signed acceptance
  • Confirm dates with your movers
  • Sign and return contract and pay charges
  • Check insurance suitability
  • Arrange a contact number and give to your removal company before your move
  • Dispose of anything you don’t want to keep
  • Run down freezer products
  • Contact carpet fitters if needed
  • Book mains services for disconnections
  • Cancel all rental agreements
  • Notify people and companies of your move, here’s a handy checklist
  • Arrange re-route mail
  • Provide your mover with maps of your current and new address
  • Give your mover a spare key to your new residence
  • Clear the loft
  • Plan where things will go in your new home
  • Cancel milk and newspapers
  • Start packing
  • Find and label keys for your purchaser
  • Arrange minders to look after pets and young children on the day of your move
  • Separate valuable items and important documents ready for you to hand-carry on moving day
  • Take down any light fittings that are excluded from the sale of the property
  • Take down curtains and take up carpets if this too is part of the sale agreement
  • Label all boxes with which room they go in and what’s inside
  • Don’t forget the kettle!

Essentials you may need on moving day

  • Kettle
  • Milk
  • Tea or Coffee
  • Cups
  • Snacks
  • Bedding/Towels
  • Scissors
  • Toiletries
  • Money
  • Toilet Roll
  • Light Bulbs
  • Small Tool Kit
  • Torch
  • Lighter
  • Pen and Paper
  • Corkscrew
  • Basic eating utensils
  • Champagne (Obviously)
  • Keys
  • First Aid Kit
  • Pet Food

Things you should ask your seller

  1. Where’s the main stopcock (to shut off the water)?
  2. Where are the gas and electricity meters?
  3. Do any surfaces need special cleaning products, eg wooden floors?
  4. What day are the bins collected?
  5. Do you have any old tins of paint in the same colour as the walls?
  6. Do you have any instruction manuals or warranties on electrical items?
  7. Where did the kitchen and bathroom tiles come from?
  8. Where did any fixed furniture come from, eg, kitchen cabinets?
  9. Which company supplies the energy, broadband and home phone?
  10. Where is the thermostat?

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