One Month before Moving
Purchase supplies, boxes, tape, etc...
Select a removal company.
Place your passports, legal, medical and insurance records in a safe accessible place.
Inform people of your new address:-
Friends and family members
Doctors, Dentists, and other key service providers.
Insurance, Banks and other financial institutions.
Store and credit card companies.
Arrange with your local post office to redirect your mail.
Any government agencies as needed, DVLA, Inland Revenue etc...
Two Weeks before Moving
Inform water, gas, electric, council tax, sky and local telephone services of your move.
Arrange to close or transfer your bank account, if appropriate.
Remember to cancel deliveries of milk, papers etc...
One Day before Moving
Arrange for appliances to be disconnected. i.e. cooker, washing machine/dish washer.
Fridges & Freezers to be emptied and defrosted.
Pack any fragile items in boxes clearly marked "fragile or glass".
Remove all items from chest of drawers and wardrobes.
Day of the Move, Finally
Dismantle all beds.
Package all last minute items such as TV, video, DVD players etc...
Packing Tips - ensure you have the following items to hand.
Boxes, all sizes
Bubble wrap or other cushioning materials
Packing tape and scissors
Use strong boxes and containers that can be secured tightly.
Purchase special boxes for dishes, wardrobe and other special items.
In each box, the heavier items should be placed at the bottom and the lighter items on the top to prevent damage.
Cushion contents with packaging material such as bubble wrap, newspaper or tissue.
Save room buy using towels and blankets to wrap fragile items.
Boxes should be full but not overfilled, so the tops can be closed and sealed with tape to prevent damage, making stacking safe and easy.
Label each box and indicate the following:-
Whether it's fragile.
Which room it should go in.
If it should be loaded last so it will be unloaded first.
Pack separately a bag of personal items required during the move (change of clothes, toiletries, medicine, maps, food, and drinks). If you have children pack some games and activities for the journey.
Pack books tightly on end in small boxes.
Keep a medical kit available.
Remember any keys needed for the new property.
If you find yourself needing assistance with your move at any time, SE Removals can provide advice or undertake your full house move at reasonable rates so just call our office on 01443 688336 or email email@example.com