HOUSE REMOVAL CHECKLIST
It feels like there are thousands of things to do when arranging a residence move, but with a bit of organization you can reduce your work into manageable chunks. Here we will discuss a detailed checklist of house removal that will definitely help you in planning and arrangement of all things in a systematic manner.
MOVING CHECKLIST - WEEK BY WEEK
EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE
Firstly, you need to organize your onward accommodation. If you are purchasing a new home, make sure that you have a mortgage in principle and a solicitor in the specific place. If you have any valuable belongings, take them to an expert for assessing the exact figure to be sure you have adequate insurance. Go through every room of the house, clearing out what things you don’t need and don’t want to take them with you. It’s a bit harder, but will save so much time when you arrive. It is much easier with our INVENTORY LIST.
Then you should start collecting packing materials such as newspapers, bags, boxes etc. Run down your storage of food and try to empty freezer and larder. You can also BUY PACKING BOXES ONLINE
SIX WEEKS BEFORE
Now you can start to spread the news about your imminent move. If you are in accommodation that is rented, simply give notice to your landlord. USE OUR SAMPLE NOTICE LETTER TO LANDLORD.
Now de cluttering is almost completed. Do you still want to book storage space for any of your belongings? Your firm of removal can organize this for you but it may be cheaper to find any facility yourself. If you need new furniture in the house, order it now to be delivered to your new home. Traditionally, most of the house moves happen on Friday, to give you the two day weekend to get straight, but a few extra days before the shifting day may be advisable especially when you are moving from a big property. Try to approach friends and family on the day of move, and see if you can leave pets and young children in safe hands, out of the way.
FOUR WEEKS BEFORE
The exchange of contracts means you have passed the way of no return, and the move is surely on. You will be happy of everything you have tackled ahead of time as now you need to start the process of contacting everyone in your address book, both utilities and the personal. Confirm the date when you will move with your MOVING COMPANY, so you have of fixed reference point. Make a floor plan of your new house, color code of every room and stick co-coordinating stickers on every box so the removers know where to deposit it. Notify the contents insurer and arrange to move the cover to the new home address from the day you move in. Buildings insurance needs to start on your new house from the day when you exchange contracts. Also remember other policies including: medical; motor; pets; life. Inform to the gas Provider Company that your move is imminent and remember you will need to take the last readings just before you leave. Do the same thing with electricity and Water providers. Inform both mobile services and the landline of the move date and your new home address. Most tax councils have websites, so visit yours for the submission of details about moving to a new house. Let your HR department know your moving details, and also inform the tax office if you are self employed. Don’t forget to update your children contacts too. Book a slot to change the locks in your new house as soon as you arrive. Arrange for the internet and cable TV services to be transferred or shop around for a more good deal. Update the records for nay social security payments you may receive.
TWO WEEKS BEFORE
It is the time to dismantling your carefully crafted home, room by room, plus there is more raft of people to notify. Work through the items that are non-essential like ornaments, books, out of season clothes, toys and mark the boxes with what’s inside and what room it will need to end up. Sends address change cards or use an online service to tell the friends and family of your new details and the date. Now you have to confirm the details with your removal firm. Also arrange a time to collect the keys from the estate agent. Notify the checklists to all of them mention below.
You have to notify a checklist to the financial companies. These include shares, pensions, bank, and loans, saving accounts, investments, credit card and the life assurances. Also notify a checklist to a doctor, dentist or optician. De-register if you are moving out of the area which you are leaving. Also visit the post office or complete the online form about leaving current residence. Notify all the deliveries such as newspapers and milk that you are moving and the exact date to which you would like the service to take. For the electoral registration, go online to update your details to get the right to vote. Complete the form online or to follow the manual process to notify TV licensing of your new home address. Send an email to your friends and relatives about your new details, as sending cards by post can be costly. Use our WHO TO INFORM - checklist
ONE DAY BEFORE
To prevent from the last minute packing, there are few things to do to help the leaving home day itself run smoothly. Pack a bag for each family member containing their essentials: toiletries, nightwear, change of clothes and not forgetting towels and bed linen. Organize a box for all the kitchen items containing mugs, cutlery, kettle, milk, tea and the coffee. If you are living in the same area include a couple of takeaway meals as you won’t feel like cooking. You may want to add a mini toolkit with a screw driver, key, knife, candles, light bulbs and tape. Keep all the important numbers with you such as the estate agent and solicitor. And also don’t forget to keep a pen and a paper. You can keep a copy of the yellow pages, as you never know if you will need to call a glazier or a plumber. Charge all the mobile phones. Also try to defrost the freezer before the time. Put all the documents and valuables in a safe place.