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MOVING CHECKLIST - UK AND EUROPEAN
I Move 4 U.Com understand about moving home and just how many things need to be considered. This helpfull moving guide is a llist of things you will need to do before and during your move, it will help you to remember all of those important details. Follow the I Move 4 U.Com Moving Checklist Guide for a smooth, hassle-free move.

Three to Four Weeks Before The Move
1. Clear out unwanted belongings. Planning a fresh start in your new home is an ideal time to have a good clear out of any unwanted belongings. Local charities and shops will will be glad to take smaller items such as books, small ornaments or clothing. You should also be able to find local furniture recycling charities who will sometimes collect items you do not want to take with you to your new residence.
2. You should empty your freezer, remember that your freezer will need to be empty and fully defrosted before you move.
3. You should arrange childcare for your moving day. Although older children may well want to be involved in the moving process, you may decide that it will be less stressfull for you and younger children, if you arrange for them to stay with relatives or friends during the move.
4. Please make arrangements for moving your pets. Moving can be upsetting for pets so you may want to ask your vet for specialist advice on taking care of your pets to avoid distressing them.

Two to Three Weeks Before The Move
1. Please arrange for meter readings and services to be disconnected / reconnected. Contact your essential service providers and notify them that you are moving. You will need to arrange for water, gas and electricity readings at your present home on the day of your move.
2. You should also make sure that all the services at your new home are connected and ready for use on the day you move in.
3. Transfer your phone number. Have your telephone number transferred or changed if necessary and arrange for your final bill to be sent to your new home.
4. You should seek advice on aerials / satellite dishes. Sometimes a satellite dish will not be suitable in the area you are moving to. Please seek specialist advice, as it is often cheaper for you to leave them behind and have new equipment installed at your new home.
5. Remember to arrange for your post to be redirected. Contact Royal Mail if you want to have your post redirected to your new home. The Royal Mail usually require five working days notice to arrange this service and you can have post redirected for between one month and two years.
6. Organise the disconnection and reconnection of domestic appliances. Please use a qualified plumber, electrician or gas fitter to disconnect your appliances (washing machine, cooker, gas fires etc) in your present home and reconnect them at your new home.

Three Days Before The Move
1. Empty and defrost your fridge and / or freezer. You need to make sure that they are defrosted at least 24 hours before removal because moving them while still frozen can damage them.
2. Cancel any regular deliveries you have to your present home like foodstores, milk or newspapers ect.

The Day Before
1. If you have a lot of belongings to move, or if your time is limited on your moving day, we may need to begin packing your belongings on the day before your move.
2. Try and prepare as much as possible to make the packing process easier on your moving day.
To make your moving day run as smoothly as possible, you should prepare some things in advance:
3. Usually leave drawers and trunks with their contents intact, provided there are no breakable belongings inside. Please try not to completely fill large chests or trunks with heavy items such as books ect as this may cause damage.
4. Liquids, oils and paints must be placed into sealed containers. We cannot transport inflammable substances for you so you will need to make sure that any petrol mowers, paraffin fires etc are drained before we can move them.
5. You should take down curtains or blinds you wish to take unless they are included in the extra packaging service and pack them ready for the removal team.
6. Any house plants need to be packed in containers to protect them during the move. Although we will do everything possible to move them safely, tender plants may become damaged in transit because we cannot protect them from the effects of extreme changes in temperature.
7. Small furniture keys can easily go astray so store the seperately inside the furniture.
8. Arrange a 'do not remove pile'. Please place essential things that you will not want us to remove in this area such as coats, handbags, snacks and cleaning materials etc.
9. Some small valuable items such as jewellery, watches, trinkets, money, bonds, coins, stamps etc are not covered by removers insurance. Please pack these separately and take them with you when you leave.

The Big Day
Last minute things to remember, your moving day is finally here, all of the hard work is handled by our removal team, but you will need to take care of a few important things yourself.
1. Make sure that all the meter readings you have pre-arranged are completed, leave a copy at your old home and keep a note of the readings yourself for your reference.
2. If nobody moves into your old home straight away, please make check that the power and also the water supply is turned off.
3. Make sure that your old home is secure, close and lock all doors and windows.
4. Drop your keys at the estate agents if you need to.
5. Make sure you have supllied our removal team with all contact arrange an approximate time to meet the team at your new home.

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