Removals Check List & Moving Tips

Morris Moving Company have learned plenty of tips and tricks to ensure that your move can be stress free and as straightforward as possible. We have put together a moving home checklist, to help you on the days leading upto your move date. If you have any questions or queries regarding your move please contact us.

Removals Checklist

They say that moving home is the most stressful experience we can go through; second only to planning a wedding. There are a multitude of things to consider and getting everything in order is no easy task. We decided to put together a handy Removals Checklist of the essential duties in order to equip you to be as confident and prepared as possible and at least take a little of the stress out of the ordeal.
It’s important to know what needs to be done and how to go about achieving that. Having a plan can help you feel in control. When it comes to the actual day of the move having professionals to help you is by far one of the easiest things you can do to help things go smoothly. Here at Morris Moving Company we have years of experience, meaning you can be sure your goods are in safe hands. There is so much more than just physically transporting your precious cargo that goes into a stress free move, here are our helpful hints on how to go preparing for your move.

4 Weeks to go

☐ If required book a professional removal company to help you move
☐ If you are taking your white goods with you book a reliable service firm to prepare them for the move.
☐ Sort through all your belongings and sell or give away any unwanted items.
☐ Start collecting plenty of boxes (if the removal company does not provide them) to transport your belongings
☐ Inform all service providers of your change of address, including utility companies. TV licence, DVLA, credit cards etc.

3 Weeks to go

☐ Start packing and label boxes clearly.
☐ Start taking down any fitted items that are coming with you (e.g. shelving and pictures) etc.
☐ If you have any pets arrange a home for them on the day of the move.
☐ Start using up any frozen food and buy small supplies until your move.

2 Weeks to go

☐ Return any borrowed items, such as library books etc.
☐ Cancel deliveries of newspapers, milk etc.
☐ Organise your plants for the move and make sure they all have proper tubs to transport them in.

1 Week to go

☐ If necessary, defrost and clean the fridge so it is ready to move.
☐ Pack a box of personal items that will be needed immediately at your new home (e.g. light bulbs, toiletries, kettle, tea/coffee biscuits for the removal men etc.)
☐ Contact your removal company to confirm their arrival time and notify them of any last-minute details.

Moving Day

☐ Organise and set aside any items that you are taking with you so that they don’t get loaded on the removal truck by mistake.
☐ Disconnect everything from your old property, write down your meter reading and inform your utility companies.
☐ Strip beds and pack bedding.
☐ Before leaving, double check you haven’t left anything behind.
☐ Check all windows are closed and doors are locked.
☐ Hand keys into the estate agents.
☐ Collect the keys for your new property.