Guaranteed & Insured Removals Services

Checklists

YOUR MOVING GUIDE CHECKLIST
Three Weeks Before
  • Book move date with J J Removals Ltd.
  • Make a list of items to be moved, which will need particular care.
  • Agree moving plan with J J Removals Ltd.
  • Confirm childcare arrangements for moving day.
  • Plan the best way to look after pets on moving day.
  • Clear out unwanted belongings.
  • Start using up food from the freezer.
Two Weeks Before
  • Contact service providers to arrange final accounts, and reconnection at your new home
  • Telecoms/digital/cable TV provider – transfer/change the phone number to a new home.
  • Electricity supplier.
  • Gas/Oil supplier.
  • Water Rates.
  • Local Council Taxes.
  • Notify change of address: –
  • Doctor – de-register if you are moving to a new area and research alternatives nearer to your new address. If undergoing hospital treatment, notify a new doctor as soon as possible.
  • Dentist.
  • Optician.
  • Schools, advise of new school addresses so that education records can be passed on quickly.
  • Amend insurance cover on buildings, household contents, motor, life, etc.
  • National Insurance.
  • Child Benefit.
  • Motor vehicle registration.
  • Driving License (DVLA).
  • Credit card/store card or credit card protection companies.
  • Notify all hire purchase/lease/standing orders or loan companies.
  • TV License.
  • Pension company.
  • Redirection of mail through the Post Office (visit your local Post Office for details).
  • Send out change of address cards to friends, relatives, clubs, and organizations.
  • Organize the disconnection and reconnection of domestic appliances: washing machine, cooker, dishwasher.
  • Draw up a room plan for a new home.
  • Get advice on the suitability of moving aerials/satellite dishes to a new home.
Two Days Before
  • Defrost the fridge and freezer.
  • Cancel any regular deliveries (milk, newspapers).
The Day Before
  • Check drawers and trunks/chests for any fragile items.
  • Place any liquids, oils, and paints to be moved in sealed containers.
  • Put to one side any inflammable liquids and drain fuel from petrol mower, paraffin fire, etc.
  • Take down curtains and blinds.
  • Pack house plants in containers.
  • Put together a pile of ‘do not remove’ essentials: coats, handbags, snacks, cleaning materials.
  • Pack small valuables separately and leave them with an essentials pile e.g. jewelry, watches, money, bonds, coins, stamps, etc.
The Big Day
  • Confirm service meter readings and keep a spare copy of readings.
  • Switch off power and water supplies (if necessary).
  • Exchange contact numbers and agree on a meeting time with the removals team.
  • Lock all windows and doors.
  • Drop keys off with the estate agent.

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