Moving Home Checklist

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A Checklist To Think About When Moving Home

Moving home can be one of the most stressful events that can occur to the average person throughout their life, it ranks up there with job loss and divorce. It pays to get organised and a checklist of what needs to be done can come in handy for any size of move. It doesn`t matter the size of the property, from a tiny studio flat to a Tudor mansion the overall idea is the same: MAKE A LIST.  This should include the tasks that need to be completed and in what order and when!

Everyone hates moving especially organising and packing all their belongings. A moving company like us can help with this and take a lot of the stress out of the whole process, but it should start with a good list.


Before Moving Day

Contact Sawyerr Peters to confirm a removal day

Complete removal agreement and wee pat on the back for starting the process

Start Packing – work out how many boxes, packing materials needed etc., we can help

Change of Address – contact all your service providers of your intention to move e.g. bank, dentist, DVLA, phone provider, post office, Inland Revenue, the council, insurance etc. This website can help –

Pets – for the duration of the move you may need to check out if there is availability in the kennels or cattery. Also the current vet`s records should be transferred to a new one.

Subscriptions – any charities or magazines that you subscribe too should be notified or cancelled.

Utilities – contact the gas, electricity and water companies and notify them of where you are moving too and on what date and tell them of the final readings.

TV Licence – this is not automatic when you move and you would be liable to a fine of up to £1000 if you don`t let them know of the new address.

Fridge/Freezer – empty, clean, defrost and dry your fridge ready for the move about 2 days before. You don`t want the freezer defrosting on the way over to your new address.


The Big Day (moving day)

Readings – take a note of the appropriate meter readings

Keys – hand over the keys to the Estate Agent in charge

Cut Off -switch off the power, water etc.

Kettle – keep the tea/coffee flowing, the hard working staff at Sawyerr Peters may be in need of some refreshment after all the hard lifting they will need to do.

Check, Check, Check – make sure you haven`t left anything behind that is not supposed to be there.

Dear Mr Peters Just a few lines to say thank you for all your help moving my furniture to Nice in the South of France. A very polite and professional team collected and more importantly delivered and unloaded in Nice on time and with no damage. I have no hesitation in recommending your company. Thanks again to all your team. Mr C Davies