Moving Checklist – 3 days until moving day


Pack a bag. Fill this with a change of clothes. Include a survival kit for the other end; include things like, toilet rolls, light bulbs, candles, a few tools, matches, cash and a list of important telephone numbers. Include anything that you think you might need for the couple of days after moving day. You can put jewellery and valuables in this bag, and on the day of the removal, lock it in the car.

Laundry. Do a last minute laundry. Have you arranged for a plumber to disconnect the washer? Some removal companies will do this for you but only as a favour most will not and cannot as they are not insured to do so.

Keys. Please check that the keys to your new home are going to be available and that you know what to do with your own keys. Any spare keys should be clearly labeled and left where they will be seen when you leave the house on moving day. Please remember not to leave them in direct view of any window. The kitchen work top is usually good as its normally the first room the new people will head towards and organise first.

Parking. Check with neighbours and resolve any parking problems. The average removal van is the same size as a double decker bus. You need to leave room for the lorry to manoeuvre into position. The removal team will usually want to have the back doors of the wagon as near to the access point as possible and if on an incline the lorry will want to be facing downhill (this stops everything falling out when they open the doors).