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Here at Cambridge Handy Man and Van our aim is to make your moving day as stress-free as possible. But moving home is more than just one day. Ideally you should start the planning process at least a month before your move.
 
In order to help you we have complied a comprehensive check-list of things you should be doing prior to your move.
 
This essential guide comes in four parts:
 
Things to do a month before moving day
Things to do a week before moving day
Things to do a 2 to 3 days before moving day
Things to do on moving day
 
Please check back to ensure you don’t miss out on this invaluable information. Read on for part two……
 

Things to do a week before moving day

 

Take your views with you when you move

When you move house, make sure you don’t lose your right to vote. Unless you inform the local council that you’ve moved, you may not be able to vote in future elections.
 

TV Licence

Your TV Licence does not automatically move with you when you move house. If you don’t notify TV Licensing of your new address, you could end up being unlicensed in your new home, even if you paid for a licence at your old address. Anyone who watches TV without a licence risks prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000, so make sure you’re covered.
 

Electricity

Contact your existing and new electricity companies. Advise them of your new address and date of removal. Give at least 48 hours’ notice.
 

Gas

Contact your existing and new gas companies. Advise them of your new address and date of removal. Give at least 48 hours’ notice.
 

Water

At least 48 hours’ notice is required by both your existing and your new authority to arrange for disconnection and re-connection of supply.
 

Books

Now is the ideal chance to return any library books that you find, no matter how long you have had them. Also advise them of your new address.
 

Subscriptions

Notify all organisations, charities and magazines which you subscribe to of your new address.
 

Newspapers/Milk

Settle all outstanding accounts and cancel them all.
 

Soft Furnishings

If you have arranged to have carpets / curtains etc. delivered to your new address, confirm that the companies have the correct delivery address, date and time. If you have to have your carpets fitted on the day of the removal remember that you will have removal men walking in and out of your new house so tell your removal company and arrange for the carpets to be put down as soon as you receive the keys.
 

Borrowed Items

Return any items that you have borrowed from friends and neighbours.
 

Children

If possible arrange for the children to be looked after on removal day.
 
Next week: Things to do a 2 to 3 days before moving day

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Author Greg

Greg is owner of Cambridge Handy Man and Van Removals & Clearance Service.

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