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Moving in checklist

Six weeks before

• Confirm your moving in date
• Ensure you have insurance that covers you from the time of exchange
• If you’re going to use a removals company, start getting some quotes
• Sort through your things (declutter and get rid of anything you no longer use)
• Pack the things you won’t use before the move

Four weeks before

• If you aren’t using a removals company, order/start collecting packing materials
• Ask any friends or family if they’re free to help on moving day
• Book a storage unit if required
• Continue packing up as much as you can

Two weeks before

• Arrange for childcare/pet care on moving day if needed
• Start using up any food in your freezer
• Notify people of your change of address
• Arrange for necessary services to be transferred or installed shortly after you arrive at your new home

One week before

• Arrange key collection with the estate agent
• Confirm date and times with the removals company
• Begin dismantling fl at-pack furniture
• Finish packing everything except for essentials
• If you’re moving out of a rented property, perform a thorough deep clean

Night before

• Pack a ‘first night’ bag with essentials
• Finish packing all belongings, including valuables and paperwork
• Charge mobile phone fully
• Carry out final checks and last-minute cleaning
• Provide final meter readings to utility supplier

Moving day

• Collect the keys from the estate agents
• Direct removal teams to items that need moving and ensure they’re loaded before departing
• Carry out a final walk through to ensure nothing is left behind
• Unpack and organise your belongings