Moving house checklist

1 Month before moving day

  • Confirm your moving day with Lee Atkins Removals
  • Throw away anything you don’t need
  • Make sure you have booked the moving day off work if necessary
  • It is advisable to arrange a babysitter or pet-sitter to make the move run smoother
  • If you are packing yourself, purchase moving boxes and supplies like tape and labels
  • Arrange post forwarding to your new address with the Post Office
  • Notify your friends, businesses and family that you’re moving house
  • Make a list of everything you want to take with you to the new house

2 Weeks before Moving day

  • Anything that isn’t absolutely essential on moving day should be packed into boxes. Try to label boxes with the room they should be put into
  • Cut down on the food you’re buying in shops. Ideally, you don’t want to be transporting food
  • Contact your doctors and dentists and arrange for your files to be moved to your new health providers
  • Contact your insurance providers to update your home insurance, car insurance and any other policies you have
  • You may want to consider booking a storage unit if you don’t think all of your items will fit into your new house, or if there is going to be a delay moving into your new home
  • Speak to your new neighbours and make sure there will be space outside your new home for the moving van

The Week leading up to the moving day

  • Confirm with your solicitor and estate agents that everything is going to plan and to schedule
  • Pack valuables and important documents in a safe place to take in the car with you
  • Finish up any packing, making sure to pack a “travel bag” full of essentials that you may need on the day such as a change of clothes, snacks or toiletries
  • Find out when you receive the keys to your new home

Moving Day

  • Strip the beds and take down the curtains
  • Disconnect appliances that you are taking with you like the cooker, washing machine and dishwasher, etc
  • Direct your moving company and tell them what needs taking and what doesnt
  • Swap keys with the new owner
  • Check the house over one final time, make sure you have got everything and then relax. Lee Atkins Removals will take care of the rest