There are so many things to remember when moving house, that's why so many people choose to create a moving checklist to ensure everything is done as it should be and that they know where all their items are during the move.
How you plan your checklist is really up to you, but here are a few things that you should keep in mind in the run up to your big day…
If required, book a professional removal company to help you move.
If you are taking your white goods with you book a reliable service firm to prepare them for the move.
Sort through all your belongings and sell or give away any unwanted items.
Start collecting plenty of boxes (if the removal company don't provide them) to transport your belongings.
Inform all service providers of your change of address, including utility companies, TV licence, DVLA, credit cards etc.
Start packing and label boxes clearly
Start taking down any fitted items that are coming with you (e.g. shelving and pictures etc)
If you have any pets arrange a home for them on the day of the move.
Start using up any frozen food and buy small supplies until you move.
Return any borrowed items, such as library books etc.
Cancel deliveries of newspapers, milk etc
Organise your plants for the move and make sure they all have proper tubs to transport them in
If necessary, defrost and clean the fridge and freezer so it is ready for the move
Contact your removal company to confirm their arrival time and notify them of any last minute details
Pack a box of personal items that will be needed immediately at your new home (e.g. light bulbs, toiletries, kettle etc)
Moving out day!
Strip beds and pack bedding
Before leaving, double check you haven't left anything behind.
Hand keys into the estate agent.
Collect the keys for your new property from Essex Property Centre.
Organise and set aside any items that you are taking with you so that they don't get loaded on the van by mistake
Disconnect everything from your old property, write down your meter readings and inform your utility companies
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