Moving checklist

Moving into a new home can be a stressful experience. However, a little bit of forward planning can go a long way towards making your move as smooth as possible. Use our Haybrook's moving checklist to make the process easier.

 A month before you move:

  • Book time off work if necessary.
  • If you are living in rented accommodation give notice to your landlord.
  • Have a clear out. Anything that you don’t need should be recycled, sold at a boot sale or given to charity.
  • Get quotes from removal firms or get quotes for hiring a van if you plan to move furniture yourself.
  • Obtain packing materials such as newspapers, tissue paper, boxes, cardboard, wrapping, padding and parcel tape.
  • Contact your telephone and utility providers and tell them you’re moving.


Two weeks before you move:

  • Contact the removal firm with the final details.
  • Start packing things you rarely use - remember to mark fragile items clearly.
  • Label which boxes are for which rooms.
  • Don't overload your boxes.
  • Phone the telephone company and ask them to connect the phone in your new home.
  • Arrange building insurance and contents insurance for your new home.
  • Tell the local authority that you’re moving.


One week before you move

  • Pack everything except things that you will need between now and your move.
  • Re-direct your mail.
  • Pay any outstanding bills.
  • Put important and valuable items such as passports, birth certificates and jewellery in a safe place.
  • Obtain a TV licence for your new home.


The day before you move:

  • Finalise last-minute packing.
  • Defrost the fridge and freezer.
  • Disconnect appliances.
  • Check your utility suppliers have switched on your gas, electricity and phone in your new home.
  • Clean the house.
  • Leave a ‘welcome’ card for the people who have bought your house, along with a few local takeaway menus and any instructions they may need.
  • Get a good night’s rest!


Your moving day

  • Ensure you take electricity, gas and water meter readings.
  • Check all appliances are disconnected.
  • Secure all windows and doors before heading to your new home.

To find out about buying and selling from Haybrook call 0845 899 4321. We are available 8am - 10pm everyday.