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Your Moving Checklist

Your Moving Checklist

There are many aspects of moving that people can sometimes forget. It is therefore always advised that you plan and prepare for each step that is involved. It is mentioned time and time again that planning and preparation is the key to a successful move, yet people still tend to ignore this step and jump on right ahead, only to find themselves stuck, struggling and confused half way through.

In order to write a checklist, you need to know what needs to be done. Sometimes this in itself can be a very confusing and daunting task. If you are unable to write your own checklist for whatever reason, worry not. I have designed the perfect checklist which should help your removal become a success.

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Two months before the big removal day, start emptying out your cupboards to get rid of anything unwanted or unneeded. Try to use up as many foods as you can to avoid having to take all your food with you. This will also be the best time to start reading the news that highlights the area of your new home. This is to familiarise yourself with the area and to be in know about it all.

A month and a half before the move, you need to make a checklist of all the possessions that you have. This is the perfect time to de-clutter and decide on all the items that you do and do not wish to take with you. Decide what you want to do with all the items that you are not going to take with you.

If you have children, this is the perfect time to speak to your child’s current school and tell them about the move. It is also the perfect time to look for a new school, should you require it. Allowing your children to help choose a new school will give your children something to be excited about too.

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Now is also the time to start packing. Starting off a month and a half earlier than the move leaves enough time to be able to pack everything without having to rush.

Two weeks prior to the move, it is time to arrange appointments with removers. Remember to do your research into which company offers the best services for the lowest price possible. There are many ways in which you can do this.

You also need to ensure that most of your unwanted belongings have been gotten rid of.

The day before you move should be used to check that everything is going to plan. Take some time to go through your home and make sure that everything is packed or gotten rid of.

Ring the removal company to confirm that you are ready for the removal to take place the next day.

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Give your home a quick clean just to make sure that everything is nice and clean for the next tenant. It does not have to be too thorough, but it is always best to leave a house in the way that you would expect it if you were moving into it.

Make sure that you have all meter readings, because you will have to supply these numbers to the suppliers in order to avoid being over charged.

The day of the move arrives and you should be ready. Double check by having another look around the house. Your removers should come on time, unless there is traffic. Before you leave, ensure that you have switched off gas and electricity from the mains and ensure that all doors and windows are locked. Finally, say goodbye!

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