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COUNTDOWN TO MOVE DAY



   WEEKS TO GO

                    Tour your house, including the attic, garage, storage shed and decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity.
      4             Contact Moving Home Made Easy and request an accurate quotation of your moving charges.
                    Begin to use up frozen food. Buy only what will be used before moving.
                    Make your travel reservations for the trip - airline, hotel, rental car.
                    Arrange for transfer of personal records e.g. doctor, dentist etc.

                    Arrange for transportation of pets, including kennels.
      3             Contact family and friends with your removal date and new address.
                    Start preparing your plants for the move.
                    Return library books and other borrowed items.
                    Dispose of flammables - paint, matches, pressure cans, cleaning fluids, etc.


                    Draw up a floor plan of your new home and indicate furniture placement. It makes moving in twice as easy.
      2             Set a date with a reliable service firm to prepare your appliances - washer, dryer, etc. for moving.

                    Start packing if you have planned to do some of it yourself.
                    Arrange for a baby sitter for moving day.
                    Plan to discontinue utilities, deliver service etc.

                    Prepare car for trip. Finish packing all suitcases and basic essentials. Carry valuable documents, currency, and jewellery with you.
                    Drain water from garden hose and oil/fuel from power mower and other machinery.
      1             Defrost and wipe dry fridge and freezer.

                    Take down curtain rods, shelves and items permanently attached.
                    Prepare a list of first minute items you will need upon arrival at your new home.


    The Day Before               Morning of Moving           During the Move               Before Leaving the
    Moving                       Day                                                       Old House

       Loosen screws, tracks,       Keep pets out of the way     Keep children out of the      Be sure van driver has
       tacks etc. from carpets etc.  in a safe place (animals not    way.                      your new address, directions
                                    allowed to travel on the van                               and key if necessary.
       Prepare plants for moving.   except by special            Give each room a final
                                    arrangement).                clean as it is cleared (keep   Check windows are closed
       Take down electrical fittings                             cleaning materials in a box   and doors locked.
       e.g. wall clocks, heaters etc.  Collect together small    marked LOAD LAST.
                                    valuables and personal                                     If new owner is not arriving
       Take down any fixtures e.g.    documents and convey these   Pack a large box with items   same day, turn off water, gas
       towel rails, etc.            yourself.                    you will need as soon as you   and electricity.
                                                                 arrive,e.g. kettle, cups,
       Disconnect washing machine   Keep coats and articles you   tools, snacks.               Take Gas and Electricity
       and bolt down washing        want to take with you                                      meter readings.
       machine drum and             personally to one side in a   Put wardrobe keys etc. in key
       refrigerator motor if        box clearly marked           bags and keep safe.           Check no item has been left
       necessary                    DO NOT REMOVE.                                             that shouldn't be.

                                    Strip beds and fold bedding                                Hand over the keys.
                                    in plastic sacks.


             Transfer                               Notify                             Discontinue

             House insurance                       Friends                             Electricity
             Bank/building society                 Family                              Gas
             Medical/dental/optician               Post Office                         Water
             School/nursery                        Inland Revenue                      Telephone
             Credit card company                   Council Tax                         Sky/Cable TV
             TV Licence                            DVLA/Car insurance                  Mail order subscription
             Veterinary records                    Health club                         Garden maintenance
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