Checklist When Moving House

Here’s an overview of everything you need to do, starting from eight weeks to your moving date.

With your moving houses checklist in hand, walk through every room to

  • List what to keep
  • List what to leave
  • List what to donate
  • List what to sell
  • Create a rough budget of the costs of moving
  • Research, get a quote and book your movers
  • Buy packing supplies
  • Begin packing
  • Get insurance
  • Have a pet plan
  • Ensure every piece of furniture fits at your new address
  • Book a cleaning service for your current and/or new home if required
  • Inform your contacts list that you’re moving
  • Connect your utilities with Top Movers for free
  • Compile important paperwork into an easily accessible folder
  • Submit a request for time off work
  • Begin using or discarding perishable food that you won’t want to transport to your new home
  • Finish packing belongings other than those you’ll need during your last pre-move week
  • Prepare personal bags
  • Confirm moving date and time with moving company
  • Collect the keys to your new home or arrange to meet landlord on-site during move-in day
  • Disassemble furniture
  • Unplug or disconnect large appliances
  • Have breakfast and pack a kitchen survival kit
  • Meet the movers or get started yourself
  • Take care of your belongings and supervise the load-in and out (if appropriate)
  • Tidy as you go
  • Do a final walkthrough to ensure nothing gets left behind
  • Supervise the unloading
  • Pay and thank the movers
  • Clean floors and surfaces
  • Assemble and unpack
  • Ensure that your new home’s address is visible
  • Greet the neighbours
  • Enjoy your new home!

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