Things To Find Out
Where is the stop cock (to shut off the water)?
Where are the Gas & Electric Meters?
Who is the utility supplier?
What day are the bins collected?
Do you have any instruction manuals / guarantees for electrical items?
Do any surfaces need special cleaning products e.g. wooden floors?
Do you have any old tins of paint the same colour as the walls?
Where do the bathroom / kitchen tiles come from?
Which company supplies the broadband / home phone?
Where is the thermostat?
2 Months Before
Start decluttering things not in use
Start collecting items to help with packing (boxes and bags)
Find a new school for children and have their record transferred
5 – 6 Weeks Before
Hire a removal company
Buy or update your home’s insurance policy
Make or update your will
3 – 4 Weeks Before
Start packing non-essential items
Transfer your services – possibly a better deal for your TV/Phone/Broadband/Utilities
Inform your doctor / dentist
1 – 2 Weeks Before
Redirect your mail and inform the Bank / Insurance Providers / Pensions / TV Licence
Register to pay council tax in your new homes
Pack an overnight bag – Toiletries / Clothes / Tea Bags!
Clean Your Home
1 Day Before
Make sure you have your keys
On The Day
Make a note of all meter readings
Check everything is locked and utilities switched off
Check furniture and items are undamaged before moving
Change the locks on your new home
Update the electoral register
Register with new Doctor / Dentist (if necessary)
Arrange a house warming – and don’t forget to invite your solicitor!