Jafvans Removals

HOUSE MOVING CHECK LIST

We appreciate that not everyone's lifestyle is the same, but we have tried to compile a list of most important things you need to take care of when you are moving your home! Below is a comprehensive list you should consider and do to help make your housemove a lot easier.

Address Change

  • give forwarding address to Post Office 2-3 weeks prior to house move
  • inform Credit Card companies
  • inform magazines, newspapers and any subscriptions
  • inform friends and relatives
  • Insurance

  • inform Life Insurers
  • inform Health Insurers
  • inform Motor Insurers
  • cancel existing Home Insurance
  • arrange new Home Insurance
  • Utilities

  • contact Gas supply company and turn it off with final reading
  • contact Water supply company and turn it off with final reading (where possible)
  • contact telephone service company
  • contact cable/Sky TV
  • contact Broadband supplier
  • inform Mobile Phone Network
  • Medical/Dental/Prescriptions

  • inform the doctor and, if relocating out of the area, arrange for a referral to a new doctor
  • inform the dentist and, if relocating out of the area, arrange for a referral to a new dentist
  • arrange to obtain copies of all medical records
  • ensure you have adequate supply of prescribed medication
  • ensure vaccination records are complete for school-age children
  • Pets

  • inform the vet and, if relocating out of the area, arrange for a referral to a new vet
  • arrange to obtain copies of all vet records
  • ensure vaccination records are up to date
  • ensure adequate supply of prescribed pet medication
  • determine if new location requires pet licensing and what the requirements are
  • Schools

  • inform school(s) of new address
  • if relocating out of the area, determine address of new school(s) and arrange for registration and transfer of school records
  • be sure you have a complete copy of childrens vaccination records
  • if relocating out of the area, determine if current school requires you to sign a release to send transcsripts to new school - if so, be sure to complete release
  • Approaching Moving Day

  • empty freezer and defrost
  • plan to use perishable foods from the fridge prior to moving day
  • clean the fridge
  • service appliances as required prior to moving
  • clean or shampoo the carpets if required
  • arrange for moving company/man and van service - Jafvanandman!
  • arrange packing materials: boxes, bubble wrap, tape, markers for labelling and start packing non-essential items and storing them in a garage or other "out of the way" area
  • plan for special care needs of pets, infants or special needs family members
  • make sure that important documents are stored safely
  • arrange to store any valuable items in a safe location
  • On Moving Day

  • ensure you have enough cash to cover moving services, tips and any other expenses during the move
  • make sure you have enough food and water for the trip - remember where the kettle, cups and tea or coffee are!
  • double check wardrobes, shelves, drawers, cabinets, laundry areas, garage, sheds and other storage areas
  • leave old keys. garage door openers, appliance manuals (ones being left behind) and warranty information with estate agent
  • Arrival To New Home

  • conduct walk through the house with estate agent
  • ensure you get all the keys, appliance manuals and warranties (if there are any in the house), security system information (if any), and garage door openers
  • take the opportunity while unpacking to create an inventory of any specific items you wish to have covered by Home Insurance (contents insurance)
  • inform new bank/branch of your arrival
  • inform new schools, register children, make sure they've received childrens previous school records
  • change address on your driving licence
  • register to vote
  • transfer any memberships to your new address
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