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House Move Checklist

Moving home is stressfull but with a bit of project management it doesn't have to be.    In fact, you will probably feel calm because your in control. So let’s get started.

7-10 Weeks Before Your House Move

  • Make a list of all your belongings, including items in your garage, loft, cellar, shed, etc. and evaluate them as follows:
    • things to sell or give away,
    • things that will be moved, and
    • things that are junk and you should have thrown away ages ago.  
  • Calculate the volume of your goods by:
    • getting quotes from a few moving companies
  • Contract removal companies, or
  • Reserve a van if you are moving yourselves or book Happy Storages man and van Service
  • Make a booking for self storage

4-6 Weeks Before Your House Move

  • Begin using those items in your house which you won't be able to move such as cleaning products and frozen food.
  • Make a list of people and businesses to notify of your move, including friends, family, subscriptions,etc.
  • Notify utilities (phone, electricity, gas, etc.) of your service shutoff date.
  • Begin packing.  Start with items that you will not need immediately.  Try and dedicate one room or areas where your boxies can be stacked, preferably on the ground floor and easily accessible to an entrance. 

2-3 Weeks Before Your House Move

  • Arrange for insurance in your new home/business.
  • Make arrangements for your travel on the day of your move, unless you are flying.  If you are flying, give yourself 1-2 days cushion to allow for any unexpected events.
  • Purchase moving supplies including boxies, tape, rolling carton and bubble wrap.
  • Have a garage sale for your unwanted items, give them away or donate them to charity.

1-2 Weeks Before Your House Move

  • Make sure your car is in good working order if you plan to drive to your new home.
  • Settle any outstanding bills with local companies.
  • Pick up dry cleaning. Return library books and any rentals.

2-3 Days Before Your  House Moving Day

  • Complete all but the very last of your packing.
  • Defrost your freezer and refrigerator and prop the doors open, the dryer they get the better.
  • Pack a box of personal items that you will need immediately upon arrival at your new home. Place this in your car before the movers arrive.
  • Contact your mover to confirm their arrival time. Notify them of any last-minute details.

 House Moving Day

  • Do not leave while the movers are at your home.  Always have someone there to answer questions.
  • Pack special items for your family including food, toys and any favorite items to keep the kids happy.
  • Point out special items to your movers immediately so they dont heavy handle anything.
  • Before the driver leaves your house:
    • Take one last sweep through your house, checking all cupboards, garage, loft, cellar, outside, etc. making certain that everything was loaded into the moving van.
    • Make sure the driver has clear directions to your new residence, ie check the post code is correct!
  • Read your Inventory carefully before you sign them if you are using a removal company. Realize that these documents are legally binding.  If there is something that you do not understand ask the driver to explain them.  If he cannot do so, call the Moving Company and ask them to explain them to you.  Make sure you understand all the paperwork and keep your copies safe until the entire move is complete.

Move Day is complete.  Crack open the Champaigne!

About Happy Storage

Happy Self Storage offer very competitive and cost effective rates for self storage units from £12 per week based just outside Haverhill close to Saffron Walden and Cambridge.

Clean, dry and secure self storage units are available for short or long term rent.

How to contact us:

Happy Storage
Bulls Bridge Farm
Bumpstead Road
Essex CB10 2PP

 01440 899 511
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