2 weeks before you move
This page is part of our house moving checklist, a comprehensive guide that sets out what you need to be doing in advance of your house move and when you should be doing it. With only a fortnight until the big moving day you should have already secured all important services for your moving day. Now it should be a case of preparing a moving day ‘survival kit’ of essentials designed to help you and your family get through the trauma unscathed.
Take a look at the full moving checklist today, or continue reading what you should be doing one month before your move.
Check you have adequate prescription medicines to cover the moving period. Make sure you stock up on the essentials - such as painkillers and cold remedies - too.
Safely dispose of all materials and liquids that require specialist treatment e.g. paints, gas bottles, cleaning fluids and oils - find out where to take each one before you go by contacting your local council.
If you need specialist help around the home but haven’t arranged for your removals company to help, book people to carry out these tasks e.g. removing light fittings, house cleaning and dismantling of hi-fi systems, computers and printers. If you do this yourself, insert transit screws where applicable.
Cancel local deliveries and inform them of your moving date - newspapers, gardener, cleaner, milk, fuel and oil.
Prepare a moving day survival kit that contains everything you need to get through the day unscathed.