Moving House To Do Checklist

When you’re moving home there seems to be an endless list of things to think about and organise. Here’s a helpful list to remind you.

4 Weeks Before
  • Complete a change of address form with the Post Office to re-route mail.
  • Inform magazine, book and record clubs of your new address.
  • Decide which items you would like to donate to charity.
  • Notify water, gas and electricity suppliers to have your services turned off after your departure.
  • Arrange for utility connections at your new home.
  • Notify schools, churches, clubs of your impending move.
3 Weeks Before
    • Collect packing materials from Jarrettsif you wish to pack any items yourself
    • Make a list of contact names and telephone numbers you will need when you move into your new home
    • Consider plants and pets on moving day
    • Dispose of items you don’t need in your new home
    • Return borrowed things and collected things you loaned to friends
    • Make arrangements for servicing your appliances
    • Contact carpet cleaners if required
    • Notify doctor, dentist, optician
    • Start to run down the contents of your freezer
    • Make a sketch plan of your new home to determine the placement of furnishings
    • Transfer insurance to cover fire, theft and personal property at your new home
    • Consider attending a car boot sale to dispose of items you don’t need in your new home
2 Weeks Before
    • Dispose of flammables such as petrol, matches, cleaning fluids, bleach and aerosol cans
    • Discontinue regular services such as newspapers, window cleaning, etc
    • Arrange to have satellite dish moved to new property
    • Inform friends and family of your new address.
    • Arrange for fitted carpets to be professionally loosened if you intend to take them with you.
1 Week Before
  • Transfer bank and savings accounts to avoid losing interest
  • Arrange to discontinue your telephone service and establish a phone service at your new home
  • Arrange for rugs and curtains to be cleaned
  • Use up your frozen food supply or made arrangements to give it away
  • Drain fuel from lawnmowers and other garden equipment
  • Pack / empty your loft and / or sheds
  • Find and label keys
The Day Before
  • Defrost and thoroughly clean the fridge
  • Take down pictures, mirrors, curtains and blinds
  • Disconnect your cooker, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Arrange minders for children and pets
Moving Day

Relax and let Jarretts do all the work but remember to:

  • Disconnect light fittings
  • Make sure plants are drained of excess water
  • Make sure you have personally taken cash and jewellery with you to your new home
  • Lock all windows and doors – turn off all switches before leaving

Notification Checklist

In summary, here’s a list of organisations and people you may need to notify of your move:

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • House insurance company
  • Car insurance company
  • Electricity Board
  • Water Board
  • Gas Board
  • Telephone company
  • Internet provider
  • Bank
  • Post Office
  • Building Society
  • Inland Revenue
  • School / college
  • Local council
  • Library
  • DVLA
  • Motor organisation
  • Milkman
  • Newsagent / magazine subscription
  • Sports / social club
  • Satellite / cable TV provider
  • Church / place of worship
  • Vet

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