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Moving-in Checklist

Your move-in checklist is a quick guide to make sure you have everything covered to help you move into your new home.

1-2 months before:

  • Decide who is going to help you move – professional or friends?
  • Now is a great time to throw out what you don’t need.
  • Start collecting boxes and newspapers.
  • Start packing items that you don’t use every day.

1-5 days before:

  • Finish off packing items and clearly label each box.
  • Make sure you organise a vital supplies box – snacks, first aid kit, tea, coffee, sugar, kettle, loo rolls, cleaning stuff etc..
  • Arrange for your post to be forwarded.
  • Empty fridge/defrost freezer leaving just last minute supplies.
  • Label relevant keys (of the property you are leaving) ready for the last day.
  • Plan what to do with all valuables e.g: cash/credit cards, mobile phone, passports.
  • Disconnect appliances and make them safe for moving.

Moving day checklist

  • Confirm arrangements for handover of keys.
  • Ensure your solicitor can get hold of you by phone.
  • Take final meter readings and keep this information in a safe place.

Enjoy your new home

  • Unpack the most important things first. The kettle is always a good place to start!
  • Take photos of the water, electricity and gas meters and keep them safe.
  • Prioritise setting up your bed so you can jump in it later.
  • Now go and enjoy your new home!

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