Moving Checklist

 

Three Weeks Before

 

  • Book move date with Premiermoving checklist
  • Make a list of items to be moved, which will need particular care
  • Agree moving plan with Premier
  • Confirm childcare arrangements for moving day
  • Plan the best way to look after pets on moving day
  • Clear out unwanted belongings
  • Start using up food from the freezer

 

Two Weeks Before

 

  • Contact service providers to arrange final accounts, and reconnection at your new home
  • Telecoms/digital/cable TV provider – transfer/change the phone number to new home
  • Electricity supplier
  • Gas/Oil supplier
  • Water Rates
  • Local Council Taxes
  • Notify change of address:-
  • Doctor – de-register if you are moving to a new area and research alternatives nearer to your new address. If undergoing hospital treatment, notify a new doctor as soon as possible
  • Dentist
  • Optician
  • Schools, advise of new school addresses so that education records can be passed on quickly
  • Amend insurance cover on buildings, household contents, motor, life etc
  • National Insurance
  • Child Benefit
  • Motor vehicle registration
  • Driving Licence (DVLA)
  • Credit card/store card or credit card protection companies
  • Notify all hire purchase/lease/standing orders or loans companies
  • TV Licence
  • Pension company
  • Redirection of mail through the Post Office (visit your local Post Office for details)
  • Send out change of address cards to friends, relatives, clubs and organisations
  • Organise the disconnection and reconnection of domestic appliances: washing machine, cooker, dishwasher
  • Draw up a room plan for new home
  • Get advice on suitability of moving aerials/satellite dishes to new home

 

Two Days Before

 

  • Defrost the fridge and freezer
  • Cancel any regular deliveries (milk, newspapers)

 

The Day Before

 

  • Check drawers and trunks/chests for any fragile items
  • Place any liquids, oils and paints to be moved in sealed containers
  • Put to one side any inflammable liquids and drain fuel from petrol mower, paraffin fire etc
  • Take down curtains and blinds
  • Pack house plants in containers
  • Put together a pile of ‘do not remove’ essentials: coats, handbags, snacks, cleaning materials
  • Pack small valuables separately and leave with essentials pile e.g. jewellery, watches, money, bonds, coins, stamps etc

 

 

The Big Day

 

  • Confirm service meter readings and keep a spare copy of readings
  • Switch off power and water supplies (if necessary)
  • Lock all windows and doors
  • Drop keys off with estate agent
  • Exchange contact numbers and agree meeting time with removals team