Moving House? A Quick Checklist

We all know that moving house can be incredibly stressful, but here is a handy checklist to help you remain calm and in control throughout the stages of your house move:

Moving House Checklist

4 weeks to move day

- Arrange and confirm your house removal date as far in advance as possible.
- Book a Moving House Survey.
- Prepare a list of fixtures you are leaving in the house

3 weeks to move day

- Sort out the contents of your garage
- Organise suitable transport and care for your pets

2 weeks to move day

- Dismantle self-assembly furniture
- Arrange for the professional disconnection of kitchen appliances
- Arrange to have your gas, electricity, telephone and water meters read
- Start using everything up in your freezer

Defrost your fridge and freezer

- Clear the loft unless your removals company is doing this for you
- Get sheds, greenhouses etc dismantled
- Drain fuel from lawnmowers/motor cycles
- Take down any fixtures you’re taking with you
- Ideally make arrangements for children to be looked after on move day
- Treat any fabrics that you’re placing into storge with an anti-moth treatment
- If you’re moving into our out of a block of flats, arrange to have use of the lift

1 day before move day

Check to make sure nothing has been forgotten

- Have TV aerials or satellite dishes taken down if they are part of the move
- Disconnect any light fittings you’re taking with you
- Seal packets and tighten jars of food
- Defrost fridge and freezer
- Prepare plants for transit
- Chests of drawers may be left full depending on the make of your furniture
- Set aside an area marked "Do not move" for coats, handbags, kettle, snacks, tools and cleaning materials
- Arrange separate transportation for any dangerous substances

On move day

- Lock your valuables somewhere safe and carry them personally with you to your new home
- If you’re putting anything into storage, remember to retain important items such as passport, driving license etc.
- Before the removal van leaves, check your entire home to make sure nothing has been forgotten
- Ensure that the removals crew have directions to your new house and a phone number to contact you
- Arrive at your new property, with the keys, before the removal van
- Direct the crew to position your furniture and effects in your new house

We are always happy to answer any questions about removals, just contact us on 0800 051 7699 if you’d like to talk to us about moving house in any of the following areas:

  Removals Brentford Removals Slough  
  Removals Chiswick Removals Uxbridge  
  Removals Ealing Removals West Drayton  
  Removals Isleworth Removals West London  


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