4 weeks before

  • Organise your moving company
  • Arrange your mail redirection
  • Start cleaning outside areas, such as the shed and garden
  • Arrange for utility connections at your new home

3 weeks before

  • Start to run down the contents of your freezer
  • Anything that isn’t absolutely necessary for the next two weeks e.g. seasonal items and spare items like duvets or towels, can be packed
  • Arrange for childcare or pet care for the day of the move, if necessary
  • Register for the GP and children’s school records to their new school

2 weeks before

  • Finish packing up the items that you haven’t stored yet
  • Make sure you also pack a bag or box that is full of your essentials, such as a change of clothes, blankets, snacks, and toiletries, so that you don’t need to rummage through boxes on your first night in your new place
  • Inform you family and friends of your new address

1 week before

  • Dismantle any shelving, take-down any pictures, and remove any fitted items that are coming with you
  • Repair any scrapes, scratches, nail holes, or marks in the house you’re leaving
  • Remember to redirect your TV licence since it won’t automatically change to your new property

3 days before

  • Do your laundry so that you don’t have to cart dirty clothes to your new home
  • Empty and defrost your freezer
  • Make sure plants are drained of excess water
  • Make sure you canceled and/or redirected scheduled deliveries

1 days before

  • Contact your utility companies e.g. gas, electric and water, to let them know of your moving date and new address
  • Empty and defrost your fridge
  • Disconnect any appliances that you’re taking with you e.g. the cooker, washing machine, dishwasher etc.
  • Throw away any leftover food that has an expired date. Make sure all of your long-lasting foods are packed carefully and tightly so they won’t spill

On moving day

  • Get the kettle, cups and supplies from your Moving Day Survival Kit. You can set up a coffee and tea station with water and snacks for when you need a break
  • Read utility meters in your new home – take photos on your phone to keep them safe
  • Make sure you have personally taken cash, documents, jewellery, keys with you to your new home