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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 four……

Things to do on moving day


The Kids

Drop the children off or organise a corner of the lounge with some of their toys and a few treats. Older children may want specific tasks, like packing up their own personal box or put in charge of making sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


Finish packing the toiletries box, and then take everything out of the bathroom that you want to go.

Strip the Beds

Put the linen into a box that is clearly marked or bin liners, these usually end up being placed on top of your bed at the other end.

The Van Arrives

The removals team leader will introduce themselves and their crew. Show the team leader around the house and tell them exactly what is to go and what isn’t. If you have emptied the bathroom of articles that are to go, tell him that there is nothing to go out of there and shut the door.

Check Everywhere

Once the van is loaded, take a walk around with the team leader to ensure that all the items to be moved have been placed on the van. This is your responsibility to make sure nothing is left behind. Check behind doors, in cupboards and on the walls. You would be surprised how often people keep looking at a clock on the wall, but never remember to take it down.

Wave Goodbye

Say goodbye to the removal van, as it heads to your new house. Now read all the relevant meters and load up your car. Have a last good look around for anything you might have forgotten. Check that all the windows and doors are locked when you leave.

At Your New House

Open up and have a look around. Inform the team leader of which rooms are going to be which.

Direct The Removal Men

Once you are settled have someone stand at the main entrance that the removal men are using and direct them to the appropriate rooms. Remember all the furniture and boxes are yours so don’t expect the removal men to know where you would like things to go. If you are having boxes unpacked, the contents will usually be placed onto a table or appropriate surface for you to put away.

Check the Van

When the van is empty, have a look inside so you know there isn’t anything left. If you can’t find an item at least you know that it must be in the house somewhere. Check around the house and if you need anything heavy moving ask the removal men they will be more than happy to help. But don’t take advantage, and have them move everything again and again. put away.

Make The Beds

The main thing to do tonight is to go to bed and get a good night sleep.


Tomorrow you can start unpacking and sorting out.

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Author Greg

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

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