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Our moving guide provides you with useful information that will benefit you during your moving experience.

Remember to

  • Clean the stove.
  • Defrost the fridge/freezer.
  • Tidy the yard.
  • Ensure that the chattels that have been sold with the property aren’t accidentally packed.
  • Disconnect all appliances.
  • Disconnect the TV aerial.
  • Return any borrowed items.
  • Throw out items that you don’t intend taking with you (organise garage sales)
  • List valuable items for special care when moving.
  • Advise removal company of dangerous goods being moved i.e. ammunition, petrol, spirits, chemicals.
  • Securely pack all jewellery, money, special documents and papers (i.e. legal, tax, insurance etc)
  • Set aside items you will need on the day of the move so you can take them with you, e.g. food, drinks, cleaning products.
  • Pack each room leaving the boxes stacked and labelled with the room they are to be moved to i.e. kitchen. It is a good idea to write on each box a list of its general content.
  • Boxes containing breakables label ‘FRAGILE’ and identify these items to your removal people.
  • Pot and pack away plants and cuttings you are taking with you.
  • Explain your packing procedure to the removal people and be at your new home when they arrive.


  • Put breakables or liquid filled containers in drawers.
  • Overload drawers and make furniture too heavy to shift (too much weight can damage furniture)
  • Move netting, barbed wire, timber, wood, coal etc, without special arrangements being made.
  • Store perishable goods where they might be overlooked.

Make arrangements

  • See your solicitor to sign transfer documents/mortgage discharge documents.
  • Advise your children’s school that your children are leaving and the name of their new school so that files can be forwarded.
  • Enrol children in new school.