2-4 Weeks before move day
|⃝ Get a Quote & Confirm Removal Date|
Get your removals quote from Holdsworth’s and ensure to confirm your ideal removal date.
Weigh up whether you require any storage services either to declutter and help with your sale, or to hold items for the move.
|⃝ Mail Redirection|
The Royal Mail needs five days’ notice for the redirection of your mail. You can do this online or at your nearest Post Office.
Inform all of your subscriptions of your move so they can divert any publications to your new home.
|⃝ Medical Services|
Notify your doctor, dentist and opticians of a change of address. You may need to unregister if you are moving far.
⃝ Notify Providers
Give telephone, mobile and Internet providers at least two weeks’ notice before your move. Also change the address for your TV licence.
|⃝ Local Authorities|
Notify all of the relevant local authorities in your current and new area of your move. This includes informing schools and potentially new schools.
⃝ National Insurance
Notify of your change of address – they will need your personal details including National Insurance number.
Change address on your vehicle registration via the DVLA. Also complete section one on your Driving Licence or do it online.
⃝ Insurance Companies
Notify your broker or the individual companies for your [Motor] [Home] [Life] Insurance.
Notify you bank that you are moving home and see if there is a nearer branch to move to.
⃝ Family & Friends
Contact your family and friends informing them of your new address.
Sometimes a hotel stay is required during the move, book as soon as possible for the best price
Unless you have signed up for our packing service, start as soon as possible.
1 Week before move day
Ensure to make arrangements for your pets during the move. It’s a stressful time for them too!
Make preparations for them to be moved on the day.
|⃝ Loft & Shed|
Clear any areas such as your loft and shed making sure not to leave anything behind. This is a good time to have a clear out.
⃝ Outdoor Items
Cleaning outdoor items prior to the move ensures that your other items don’t get dirty during the move.
Arrange childcare with family, friends or childminder for the move day.
⃝ Dismantle Furniture
Start dismantling flat pack furniture, unless you have specified that as part of your move.
Give your water board at least 48 hours of notice for disconnection of your water supply.
⃝ Valuable Items
Ensure that valuable or sentimental items are stored separately and safely.
Day before move day
|⃝ Fridge & Freezer|
Empty and defrost your freezer and fridge.
⃝ Cooker / Washing Machine / Dishwasher
Empty and clean your utilities and disconnect the pipes.
|⃝ Box of Essentials|
Pack and label a box of essentials that you will need last at your old house and first at your new home. Include a bottle of champagne for celebration.
Prepare them for the move.
On Move Day
|⃝ Label Keys|
Collect and label all keys to be left for the new owners.
⃝ Meter Readings
Take quick readings of your meters for reference.
|⃝ Switch Off|
Switch off power and water, especially if the house will be empty for a while.
⃝ Check The House
Have a final sweep of the house to check for items.
Relax and let us complete the move for you.
Celebrate your arrival at your new home with that bottle of champagne.