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There are many things you need to do when moving home. The guide below will help you to remember everything you need to do to be organised with your move and avoid stress on the big day.

When To Start Packing

It is advisable to start packing one to two weeks prior to moving home so that you are prepared on the day. Labelling your boxes with the destination room helps you get settled in more easily. Disposing of any items that you don’t want to take with you with you will avoid clutter in your new home. Remember to store your valuables safely so that they don’t get lost in the move.

Who To Contact When You Move

Don’t forget to inform the following people when you move to ensure all correspondence arrives at your new address:

Add to the current list on the page with links to web pages where possible:

  • Utility Companies (Gas, Electric and Water)
  • Insurance companies
  • Children’s school

Moving Checklist

On the day of your move, we know how stressful it can be so our team will strive to provide you with a hassle-free experience to transfer your goods safely to your new home.

To assist you on the day, listed below are tips to make your day run smoothly.

Furniture and Small Items

Every property is different, and it is sometimes difficult to move certain items due to room size and space restrictions. Prior to your move it is advisable to declutter in advance, plan and think about what you need to take with you to your new home.

To assist us on the day and to help avoid damage, please note the following:

  • Wardrobes and chests of drawers must be emptied as leaving them full will make them heavier and harder to move
  • Glass/Mirrors and TVs should be wrapped and taped in bubble wrap to protect them
  • Lampshades should be removed, and all lamps should be wrapped or boxed for transit
  • American fridge freezers should be emptied and have their doors removed prior to removal (all other fridges and freezers must also be emptied of goods)
  • For furniture that is dismantled, keep screws for each item safe in freezer bags attached to the relevant items
  • We advise that you label all boxes with the room they are planned to go to which will make it easier for you to organise when unpacking

Garden Items

Quite often garden items can be overlooked when planning your move so to ensure safe transportation of goods the following advice is recommended:

  • Garden furniture and children’s play toys such as swings and Wendy houses are often quite heavy so should be covered to avoid damage or injury from sharp corners
  • Dirty or wet items should be bagged or covered prior to removal
  • Garden ornaments may break easily so it is advisable to have all items packed in bubble wrap to avoid breakages and placed in a protective cardboard box if possible
  • Garden sheds should be dismantled prior to removal to allow adequate space
  • Other garden items also be covered with cling film or bubble wrap to protect leaves/branches


Moving home can be stressful on the day of your move so, if possible, pets should stay with a friend or family member on the day. If this is not an option, it is advisable to leave them in one room where they will be safe during the removal until finished.

For small-caged animals such as hamsters and rabbits, it is advisable for you to move them separately to avoid stress.

Moving Home Advice

As well as friends and family, there are many companies that will need to know you have changed your address to ensure that you receive correspondence from them. It is also useful to redirect your mail for a short period of time to avoid missing mail. The moving checklist of who to contact below will help you keep on track to support your move.