Moving Advice

Below are some of our top tips for when you are moving.

Two months before your move

  • Get any very valuable possessions assessed to ensure your insurance is sufficient.
  • Get rid of anything you donít need any more before you start packing to make your move as efficient as possible.
  • Start using up the food in your freezer and cupboards.

Six weeks before your move

  • Donít forget to give notice to your landlord if you have been renting.
  • If possible, arrange for young children and pets to be looked after as they can find the moving day stressful.

One month before your move

  • Start giving notice to utilities suppliers.
  • Notify your contents insurer and make sure you will be covered from your first day in your new home.
  • Other people to contact include your phone provider, your council tax office, gas, electricity and water providers and your internet and TV providers.

Two weeks before your move

  • Arrange a time to collect the keys to your new home from the estate agent.
  • Contact TV licensing, the DVLA, your bank, your doctor, dentist and optician, and the electoral register.
  • Donít forget to redirect your post. You can do this on the Royal Mail website.

The day before your move

  • Pack a bag of essentials for each member of the family such as a change of clothes, toiletries, nightwear and towels.
  • Get together a kitchen essentials box with tea, coffee, mugs, some cutlery, the kettle, and milk.
  • Make sure you have all the important phone numbers to hand that you might need on the day including the estate agent and solicitor.
  • Charge your mobile phone.