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Count Down to Moving Day

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. This page is printer friendly, so why not print it out and keep it somewhere handy.

4 Weeks before
Complete a change of address form with the post office to reroute 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 electric suppliers to have your services disconnected after your departure.
Arrange for utility connections at your new home.
Notify Schools, Churches, clubs of your impending move.

3 Weeks before
Collect packing material if you wish to pack items yourself.
Make a list of contact names and 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 collect 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 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 loosed 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 make arrangements to give it away
Drain Fuel from Lawnmower's and other garden equipment.
Pack/empty your loft and sheds.
Find and label keys

1 Day before
Defrost and thoroughly clean the fridge and freezer.
Take down pictures, mirrors and blinds
Disconnect your cooker, washing machine and dishwasher
Arrange minders for Children and pets

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
Place of Worship
Vet

On moving day

Relax and let Clint's Removals 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

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