Hints & Tips when Moving

Moving Home

Your first steps towards a trouble free move begin when you:

  • Confirm dates with the mover
  • Sign and return the agreement
  • Book insurance at the declared value
  • Arrange a contact number
  • Dispose of anything you don’t want
  • Contact carpet fitters
  • Book disconnection of main services
  • Notify change of address to the following:
  • Business accounts
  • Doctors
  • Dentist
  • Optician
  • Vet
  • Bank, savings/share accounts
  • Telephone/water/HP, rental firms
  • TV licence/DVLC/Passport Office
  • Send change of address cards to friends
  • Ask Post Office to re-route mail
  • Clear the loft
  • Organise parking at new home
  • Plan where things go in new home
  • Cancel milk/newspapers
  • Clean out fridge & freezer
  • Arrange minders for children and pets
  • Find and label keys
  • Separate jewellery, trinkets and small items
  • Sort out linen and clothes
  • Put garage/garden tools together
  • Take down curtains/blinds
  • Collect children’s toys
  • Put together basic catering pack for family at new home