When it comes to moving home, preparation is everything, so from choosing your estate agent to clearing your loft every little step can help your move go as smooth as possible. Follow our guide for any tips you may not have thought of.

5-6 weeks before move date

  • Confirm (approximate) date of move
  • Book removal surveys (3-4 max)
  • Check home insurance date will start on the right date
  • Notify utilities of departure
  • Order new furniture or carpets if needed
  • Start clearing lofts/garages etc. General de-clutter

3-4 weeks before move date

  • Select your removal company
  • Order any packaging materials needed (see packaging)
  • Let TV/phone/broadband services know move date
  • Notify doctors, dentists, vets, churches, schools etc.

2-3 weeks before move date

  • Start packing non-essentials
  • Notify milk/paperboy of move
  • Send out change of address cards (FREE with us)

1-2 weeks before move date

  • Confirm arrangements with removal company (times etc.)
  • Make neighbours aware for parking or access issues
  • Arrange for children or pets to be looked after
  • Pack up any items that won’t be needed now

3-4 days before moving date

  • Really concentrate on only having essentials left to pack now
  • Keep out phone chargers, wallets/purses, keys and any documentation needed regarding your move
  • Dismantle any furniture that you have decided to do yourselves and keep all fittings secure
  • Sort all keys out for your property and perhaps label them for the new people
  • Prepare a bag of items for your last night so that the rest can be packed away
  • Prepare garden items all into one area

Move day

  • Pack up your final bits and pieces
  • Ensure you leave out enough cups for your removal team
  • And tea bags
  • And maybe a pack of Hob-Nob’s (teams favourite)
  • Relax, safe in the knowledge that we are going to look after you
  • Do a final walk around ensuring nothing is left behind.