Prior to moving, check off our moving checklist.

Prior to the finish of the construction phase, ensure that your furnishings and soft materials are appropriately measured up for.

Prior to moving, check off our moving checklist.

There are plenty of things to do before your move day so you can get started as soon as possible.

Key takeaways

Prior to the finish of the construction phase, ensure that your furnishings and soft materials are appropriately measured up for.

Approach professional cleaners and tradespeople for assistance once you've moved in.

It's an exciting time because you've just signed a contract for your new home.

In fact, the legal side is already in full steam. You've got a lot of time to kill while you move, so it's a good idea to stay busy and keep ahead.


Prior to moving, check off our moving checklist.

It's best to start planning a month before you move.

  1. Ensure that you have booked the correct date for your move.

Make sure you know when you're moving before you begin anything else.

 The time between signing the contract and moving day can range from two weeks to a month, so be certain before you begin anything else.

Once you know the date, you can begin organizing everything else.


  1. You must tell your landlord that you wish to leave the property.

Your landlord may require you to provide a month's notice before leaving if you're a tenant.

However, refer to your contract to ensure you are aware of the length of the notice period, as it might be longer.

The decision about whether to provide notice when you're buying can be difficult. If you can store your belongings and reside with relatives for a while, you can be more lenient.

Switching utility providers can be done by contacting them.


  1. Switching utility providers can be done by contacting them.

You should tell your gas, electricity, and water providers that you are leaving.

 It's also advisable to contact your internet provider at least one month prior to your move.

If you're leaving the service or transferring it to your new address, most providers require at least 30 days' notice.

You must provide final meter readings on the day you move out for utilities.

However, it is a good idea to notify them in advance.

It is a good idea to photograph the gas and electricity meters prior to leaving.

Remember to set an alarm on your phone to take pictures of the meters, as the moving day is hectic.


  1. A big clear-out is needed.

It's never too early to clear away junk. Get rid of anything you no longer require or that the children have outgrown.

Don't hesitate to clean out the attic or unpack those boxes you haven't even opened from your last relocation. The sooner you're able to put everything in order, the easier it will be to move to your new location.


  1. Quotes on removal costs can be obtained.

 When selecting a moving company, you should determine which type of service you desire.

Packing services and unloading services are both available, and the prices vary depending on whether you want movers to load and unload your boxes or if you prefer to do it yourself.

You should book movers on certain days of the week (such as Saturday and Sunday) and take into account the additional cost.

You should get several estimates and check availability.


  1. Soft furnishings need to be measured up.

Do you want to get the measurements prior to moving in? If you’re getting new furniture, drapes, or blinds, you’ll need to do so.

 It will probably take a few weeks for them to be delivered, so if you can plan ahead, do so.

Will the vendor allow you to enter and complete the job?


  1. Non-essential items should be packed and stored.

It can help to have some of your belongings stored for a short time before or after your move.

 If you require a storage unit, determine what you need to store, how much space it will need, and book it early.

Moving books, bikes, huge kitchen gadgets, and children's toys weeks in advance may help you feel that your move is manageable.


Prepare two weeks before the move.

  1. Be sure to pack everything and label the boxes.

Create a small capsule wardrobe of things you can wear for the next two weeks.

Pack everything else. Beginning with the bedroom and living room, finish with the bathroom and kitchen. Everything else should be boxed up and taken to the new location.

You'll need most of the stuff in the last two rooms right up until moving day.


  1. Parking permits and suspensions can be applied for.

Make certain there are no parking restrictions at your new residence prior to moving.

You might want to ask the council for a parking space suspension in order to guarantee that you have a parking space outside your new house on move day.

Make certain you have two parking spaces if you're driving a large removal van.

Make sure you've got a parking permit for your own vehicle, too.

It might take up to 10 days for the relevant local authority to process all parking applications.


  1. Make arrangements for the cleaners to come.

It is not pleasant to move into someone else's filth if your new home is not clean.

You may want to hire a professional cleaner to ensure your home is properly cleaned prior to moving in.

You may also ask them to clean the area where you're leaving after you've packed up the van.

You may also wish to book a carpet cleaning service to clean any residual smells or pet hair.


  1. Posts can be redirected.

Be sure to avoid missing important letters by signing up for Royal Mail's redirection service.

It can take up to five working days to set up the service, which starts at £5.75 per month.

  1. A schedule of jobs should be lined up with tradespeople.

Are you seeking to add some built-in wardrobes, a new boiler, or shelves to your new home?

It's never too early to look for local tradespeople.

The best ones are often booked up for a long time in advance.

 Look for local businesses online and ask them to come and quote after you move in.



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