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40

YEARS'

EXPERIENCE

PREPARING TO MOVE – THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS

You can rely on John Lomas Removals in Cannock to make your move stress free.

Moving house

THREE WEEKS BEFORE

 Book move date

 Make a list of items to be moved which will need particular care

 Agree moving plan

 Confirm childcare arrangements for moving day

 Plan the best way to look after pets on moving day

 Clear out unwanted belongings

 Start using up food from the freezer

Van next to cottage

TWO WEEKS BEFORE

✔ Contact service providers to arrange final accounts, and reconnection at your new home

✔ Telecoms/cable provider – transfer/change the phone number to new home

✔ Electricity supplier

✔ Gas/oil supplier

✔ Water rates

✔ Local Council taxes

Notify change of address:-

✔ Doctor – de-register if you are moving to a new area and research alternatives nearer to your new address. If undergoing hospital treatment, notify a new doctor as soon as possible

✔ Dentist

✔ Optician

✔ Schools, advise of new school addresses so that education records can be passed on quickly

✔ Amend insurance cover on buildings, household contents, motor, life etc

✔ National Insurance

✔ Child benefit

✔ Motor vehicle registration

✔ Driving licence (DVLA)

✔ Credit card/store card or credit card protection companies

✔ Notify all hire purchase/lease/standing orders or loans companies

✔ TV licence

✔ Pension company

✔ Redirection of mail through the Post Office (visit your local Post Office for details) Send out change of address cards to friends, relatives, clubs and organisations

✔ Organise the disconnection and reconnection of domestic appliances: washing machine, cooker, dishwasher

✔ Draw up a room plan for your new home

✔ Get advice on suitability of moving aerials/satellite dishes to new home

Two weeks

JUST DAYS TO GO

Two days before:

 Defrost the fridge and freezer

 Cancel any regular deliveries (milk, newspapers)

The day before:

 Check drawers and trunks/chests for any fragile items

 Place any liquids, oils and paints to be moved in sealed containers

 Put to one side any inflammable liquids and drain fuel from petrol mower, paraffin fire etc

 Take down curtains and blinds

 Pack house plants in containers

 Put together a pile of ‘do not remove’ essentials: coats, handbags, snacks, cleaning materials

 Pack small valuables separately and leave with essentials pile e.g. jewellery, watches, money, bonds, coins, stamps etc

Days
Moving house

THE BIG DAY

 Confirm service meter readings and keep a spare copy of readings

 Switch off power and water supplies (if necessary)

 Lock all windows and doors

 Drop keys off with estate agent

 Exchange contact numbers and agree meeting time with removals

Big day

ARE YOU PLANNING TO MOVE HOUSE?

Contact John Lomas Removals in Cannock for handy tips and advice. See our checklist and information on our packing services.

01543 574213

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