Our Moving Checklist to help you,
Euroxpress realizes and understands how chaotic,
stressful and daunting it feels to move home.
that’s why we are here to help and give as much advice,
as we can to make a smooth transition go smoothly as possible,
here is a guide / checklist to keep you on track
with many of your responsibilities throughout this vital time.
1 Month before you move home
Create a list of all your household items,
removal companies will need an inventory,
of all the items you will need transporting
to your new property,
to work out how many men will be required
for your move and also which size vehicle to provide.
Decide which fixtures and fittings are going /staying
and write a list so there is no confusion on the day of the removal.
Book EuroXpress to have one of their companies removal surveyors
round to your property to give you a competitive quote for your move.
Book Euroxpress for your removal and order any packing materials
that you may need
(we can advise a rough estimate of how many boxes you may require.)
When you are collecting quotes for your removal and working out the expense
make a note of all the other expenses involved ,
this could be to have the property/s cleaned,
your own transport costs.
Sort/clear out your loft.
Have a big clear out in your garage,
you will be surprised what you find in there.
Think about which items you do not want to take to your new home
and dispose of them,
there are many options to dispose of your belongings,
you could pop them on eBay and watch people bid away
or go along to a car boot sale near you and sell away
if you have no transportation you could have a garage sale,
organize a charity to collect your unwanted items
or see if any of your family and friends would like something.
Think Medical and ask your doctor, dentist, optician
to be referred and transfer necessary prescriptions.
Don’t forget the pets!
Arrange boarding during pre-move and shipping when you move.
Contact their vet for your pet’s records
and try to have all their shots and treatments done before you move.
The children (if you have any)
decide which school they will attend and organize the transfer of their records.
Verify the requirements for Car licensing
Request a transfer of your credit bureau files
Cancel local deliveries- Milkman, Newspaper etc
Refunds! You may be due some from your Utilities,
arrange disconnection and final bills and ask.
Arrange reconnection of utilities to your new home.
Decide which clothes are travelling with you.
Have a walk round your garden
and dismantle any garden furniture and any children’s play equipment.
Make arrangements for your utility services at your new home.
Return any library book or other items that need to be returned before you move.
2 Weeks before you move home
Empty your safe.
(if it lives in the loft do I really need it? apart from suitcase and Christmas)
If you’re moving into a flat
which has a lift reserve the override key so the removal team has priority of the lift on the day
Pack any items that may have fragile/ sentimental meaning to you and any important documents
Clean your fridge/ freezer and cabinets and shelves.
Use up food by making up meals.
Check your car or have it serviced for the journey to your new property
especialy if you’re travelling a long distance.
Arrange a baby sitter for the day of the removal
or if your children go to school it may help to arrange a family member /
a friend to drop the children off and collect your children,
As you will be needed at your property to point out where you would like things.
to show the removal men where you would like furniture.
Decide where you would like your furniture to be placed in your new property
and make a small plan for the removal men,
if you do need to leave the property,
for when they are unloading they will then be able to carry on.
If you need to stay in a hotel or Bed and Breakfast if you are travelling for more than one day
or if the removal men are delivering to your new property on the following day make reservations
If your house is going to be vacant for a long period you should inform your local police station
and make security arrangements and also maintenance arrangements
with your estate agent and also plan for a thorough clean of your house including carpets.
Arrange for all your meters to be recorded on the day of your removal: water, gas and electric.
1 Week before you move home
Defrost the fridge and freezer
Plan in advance for your removal day
and plan meals that don’t involve using the appliances you clean.
Start to dismantle the furniture if needed
Remove the pictures / mirrors from the walls
where furniture is going to be carried through.
Remove all picture hooks/ nails from the walls and stairs
where the mattresses will be carried to avoid the mattress being ripped.
Collect all the instruction manuals which you will be leaving for the new owners of the property
for the boiler and other appliances that are staying.
Make sure any luggage that you want to take with you when you travel,
rather than on the removal lorry is kept in a separate area.
Make sure your gardening tools/ equipment and bikes are clean
to go in the removal lorry as they may touch other items on the lorry.
Empty the tanks of gardening tools such as lawn mowers.
We shall wrap the large furniture for you once on the lorry.
Take all glass shelves out of cabinets and wrap them carefully
and label that it is glass so it will be placed in a safe place once aboard the lorry.
Final Days before you move home
If you are taking light fittings disconnect them
Organize a survival package in case the movers are delayed at all
Take a phone book or numbers of plumber, gas, Electrician
in case anything needs seeing to at your new property.
Notify someone of your travel plans
Have appliances disconnected
Have antennas disconnected
Boxes that you do not want to go on the lorry
make sure they are clearly marked
DO NOT MOVE and place these in a designated area.
Moving Check List
Make alternative arrangements for pets so they will not get in the removal teams way
Also Make sure there is someone looking after the children
Make sure either you or someone else is at the property
when the removal team arrives to direct them and answer any questions they may have.
Check the removal team have the correct address
including postcode that they are delivering your property to
Exchange mobile phone numbers with the driver
so he can contact you and you can contact him on the journey to the new property.
Take valuable documents, jewelry and money with you.
Make sure there is room for the removal lorry to park
Clear the stairs of any items.
Also Clear driveways and pathways
Once the lorry is fully loaded check your property that nothing is left behind
and all the windows and doors are locked and the lights are out.
Once you arrive at the new property while the removal team are preparing the lorry to be emptied
label the rooms in coordination with the boxes so they know which room they will be going into
Point the removal team in the direction of the room
that they need to go to and the position as to how you would like the furniture placed
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details.