For many UK homeowners, summer is prime moving season. You will be more likely to have time off for your house removals project and settle in your new home. But this also means that if you are overwhelmed with your house move, you may not enjoy your holidays at all.
If you’re moving house this summer, here’s a handy checklist to help you out.
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1- Notify utility companies and service providers.
Do this at least a month before moving day to ensure everything is up and running when you move. Utility companies don’t take summer breaks, but things may be a bit slower during these months, so plan in advance.
2- If you have children, keep their school records and similar documents in a separate box.
All documents will be easily accessible when the school term starts again. It’s a good idea to make some copies too.
3- Start gathering packaging materials about a month before moving.
4- Make a full inventory of your belongings.
Then it would be easier to highlight the items that you’ll need as soon as you move into your new home. For more advice on how to pack your items click here.
5- Pack everything that you won’t need until the autumn / winter.
Put all your winter season items out of the way and decide where you’ll put those boxes in your new home. Alternatively, hire containerised storage services as it will help you keeping the house clear while you are decorating your new home.
6- Three to four weeks before moving, look at your inventory again.
Reviewing your inventory can help you decide if there’s anything that can be donated, given to friends, or put into storage.
7- Once you know exactly what needs to be taken to the new house, ask for quotes from removals companies.
Summer is a busy period for movers, so be prepared to be flexible with the date. Or ask G W Twilley & Son Removals for a quote as we can handle last-minute moves at any time.
8- Create a labelling system (they can be colour-coded or number-coded).
You can use a floor plan for your new home to write down which boxes should go in which room. For further advice on how to label moving boxes like a pro click here.
9- Find a cleaning company.
Once the moving date is confirmed, find a cleaning company that can get your old home cleaned after you vacate it.
10- Make childcare arrangements for moving day.
If you have children, they’ll be off school when you move, so make any necessary childcare arrangements for moving day is just essential.
11- Keep all your keys safe.
Collect all spare keys for your old home well in advance, as some neighbours/relatives may be on their summer holiday.
12- Make a survival kit for your moving day.
Put together a moving day kit with all the essentials you’ll need. From cash to a change of cloths, phone chargers or bottle of water, anything you can think as necessary for your moving day.
If you need help planning your move and looking for hassle-free containerised storage, call us at G W Twilley & Son Removals, and we’ll be happy to help.