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How to prepare for moving day in the final weeks

Posted on 16th May 2016

Preparation is key in the weeks leading up to moving day to ensure the entire process runs as smoothly as possible. Here at The Whittle Group, we are dedicated to making sure your move is thoroughly planned, so you can enjoy a well-executed, stress-free move. As such, this article will serve to explain what needs to be remembered in the last two weeks before moving day, so you can rest assured knowing that all areas of the move are covered.

Two weeks before moving day

If you have not been advised by your solicitor of your actual completion date, you must remember to contact them and insist the date needs agreeing with all interested parties. Notify your moving company of the agreed removal date by telephone, and then return the acceptance part of the written quotation provided – this can normally be done electronically.

The last two weeks in your current home must be dedicated to packing up your small household items into boxes, unless you have opted for a professional home packing service with your remover.

Start the packing process by loading non-essential items into secure, clearly labelled boxes first so they are ready for transit. Proceed with packing up the rest of your home as and when you no longer need to use the items.

One week before moving day

With a long list of tasks to remember, it can be easy to overlook areas of your home which you do not regularly venture into. As such, you must remember to clear out your:

  • Loft
  • Garage
  • Shed

When decluttering these spaces, you can organise the items that you are not taking with you into piles to sell, donate to charity or dispose of.

Now’s the perfect time to arrange the final meter readings for water, gas and electricity, and request final bills from your telephone and broadband companies. You can also take this opportunity to cancel any deliveries to your home, such as newspaper/magazine subscriptions.

Day before moving day

The day before moving day is the ideal time to tie together any loose ends to avoid any problems on the day itself. Where practical, dismantle any items that require dismantling prior to the move – such as wardrobe units and beds – unless this service is being provided by the removal company.

You must also make sure all essential documents – including passports, birth certificates, driving licences and moving contracts – are kept together in a folder ready for you to take with you on moving day, and not packed away in a box which is loaded onto the vehicle.

The final stage of preparation before moving day is to pack a ‘survival kit’ of essential items which includes everything you will need for moving day, such as toilet roll, phone charger, cleaning products, food, tea, coffee, and bottled water.

The Whittle Group

With over 130 years of industry experience, here at The Whittle Group we go the extra mile to make the process of moving home as simple as possible. We understand there is a great deal to consider when preparing to move home, which is why we are always on hand to offer expert advice and professional removals services, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Operating throughout Preston, Blackburn and the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team today for further information about any of our services, or to request a free home survey and quote.



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