Moving Checklist

1 Month Before Moving Day

  • Confirm your moving date with Cookson Moving
  • Get rid of everything you don’t want to be moved
  • Book a few days off work either side of moving day, if needed
  • Make arrangements for child care and/or pet sitting, if needed
  • Buy packing supplies and boxes if you are moving on your own
  • Change addresses on all important letters and documents
  • Notify everyone who needs to know about your move, friends, family, workplace
  • Make a list of everything you are moving to so you know what to look for at your new place

2 Weeks Before Movign Day

  • Pack everything that isn’t essential, e.g majority of plates, pans and cutlery
  • use up all frozen foods and try not to buy too much food from this point onwards
  • Contact your doctor and dentist to get copies of all records and arrange to transfer files to the new health care providers 
  • Contact your insurance provider to update your home insurance, car insurance and other policies you may have
  • Hire a temporary storage unit if you think some things may not fit inside your house.
  • Speak to your new neighbours and ensure there is room for a moving van on your new road

1 Week Before Moving Day

  • Confirm with the solicitor and estate agents that the move is going to plan
  • Pack all valuables and all important documents and keep them safe at all times
  • Maintain a tidy home. Keep everything in order, including the bedding and personal items you’ll need on your trip.
  • Make sure to include a bag/box of essentials such as clothes, blankets, food, and toiletries so that you don’t have to search through all of your belongings when you first arrive at your new home
  • Find out when you will receive the keys to your new home

The Big Day

  • Make sure you wake up early, at least 4 hours before your move
  • Pack all bed sheets and take curtains down
  • Unplug any appliances you are taking with you, dryer, washing machine, oven etc
  • Keep any essential boxes separate so that they don’t get packed away
  • Tell your removal company what is needs moving and what doesn’t need moving
  • Leave all the sets of keys as arranged for the new owners
  • Make sure everything is in order, conduct a walk around to double-check and then rest. We’ll handle the rest
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