One month to go…

The key to a successful moving day is organisation.

  1. Book your move with BMS Transport in advance to guarantee availability. Then book the day off work.
  2. Get hold of some boxes and start packing early – if you’ve got a free weekend, start boxing up the belongings you hardly ever use first.
  3. Move room-by-room – take on one room at a time and label every box you pack.
  4. Sort as-you-go – if you don’t need it, donate it to charity, sell it or throw it. Moving to a new house is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start.
  5. Pack light – you’re going to have a lot of boxes to move so don’t overload boxes with heavy items you’re going to struggle to carry.

One week to go…

Let people know your new address. Notify your:

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • School
  • Employer
  • Utilities providers
  • Council (tax)
  • DVLA
  • Phone provider
  • Broadband provider
  • Bank
  • Insurance companies
  • Redirect your mail

Top tip: Check through your bank statement – anyone who you’ve got a Direct Debit with will need to know your new address.

One day to go…

The big day is finally here

  • Have you got your new keys? Or is someone meeting you at your new property?
  • Make a note of your meter readings and write them down in your diary.
  • Print out or draw up a floor plan of your new house then let your removals company know which items need to go where. Consider numbering the rooms and boxes.
  • Do you have children or pets? Drop them off with a family or friend for the day if possible so you can focus on the move.
  • Pack up some food and drink for moving day – it’s hungry work so have sandwiches and snacks to hand. Don’t forget to leave the kettle somewhere accessible too.
  • Give your former property a thorough clean so it’s ready for the new occupiers.