Moving day

Once you have completed the property is yours. Now all that’s left is to move your belongings in. Plan the move, it will save time and hopefully make it a little less stressful.

Consider the following

  • Collect boxes, packing material and a marker pen. It's better to have too many than not enough
  • Often the removal company will provide a packing service, and you will need to advise which packed boxes are for which rooms in your new home. However if you pack any boxes yourself, you should label them with their contents and the room they are to go in
  • It’s a good time to clear out all unwanted items
  • Store valuable items, documents and papers safely whilst moving
  • Pack a survival kit: a kettle, tea, coffee, snacks, change of clothes, first aid kit, toiletries and cleaning products
  • Book a plumber, gas engineer or electrician as appropriate to connect appliances
  • Have cash ready for any unexpected costs
  • Dig up garden plants you are taking with you
  • Moving can also be stressful for pets! Ask someone to look after them whilst moving

Good luck and enjoy your new home.