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Moving Checklist

Get organised with this countdown to moving to new rented accommodation.

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4 Weeks To Go

  • If applicable, give your existing landlord four weeks’ notice that you’re moving out.
  • Book a professional removal company (if required)
  • Start collecting plenty of boxes to transport your belongings. (Check if your removal company supplies them)
  • Book a reliable service company to prepare your white goods for your move.
  • Sort through all your belongings get rid of any unwanted items.
  • If you need new furniture or carpets – order them now and arrange delivery for when you move in.

3 Weeks To Go

  • Book a professional cleaner so the property is left in good order.
  • Purchase contents insurance.
  • Start packing (and make sure you label all boxes clearly)
  • Start taking down any fitted items that you’re taking (e.g. shelving and pictures etc.).
  • If you have children or pets, arrange for someone to look after them during the move.
  • Start using up any frozen food and buy small supplies until you move.

2 Weeks To Go

  • Inform all service providers of your change of address, including utility companies, TV licence, DVLA, credit cards etc.
  • Arrange your plants for the move and make sure they all have proper tubs to transport them in.
  • Cancel deliveries of magazines, newspapers, milk etc.
  • Return any borrowed items (such as library books etc.)
  • De-register from your doctor, dentist and optician if you’re moving out of the area.
  • Visit the post office and arrange for your post to be forwarded (you will be charged a fee for this service).
  • Make a list of everyone who should know about the move and send out change of address ecards.
  • Contact the DVLA to change the address on your driving licence.
  • Notify then bank of any changes to direct debits and standing orders.

1 Week To Go

  • Finalise arrangements with your removal company and confirm arrival times and make sure your removers have directions to your new address.
  • Defrost and clean the fridge and freezer so it’s ready for the move.
  • Pack a box of items that will be needed immediately at your new home (e.g. light bulbs, toiletries, kettle etc.).

Moving Day

  • Strip beds and pack bedding.
  • Set aside any items that you’re taking with you so that they don’t get loaded on the van by mistake.
  • Disconnect everything from your old property, write down your meter readings and inform your utility companies.
  • Check all windows are closed and doors locked.
  • Before leaving, check you haven’t left anything behind.
  • Hand keys into the estate agent.
  • Collect the keys for your new property from your local Fresh office.

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