Stanleys Removals

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1 WEEK BEFORE YOU MOVE

  • Put all your important documents in one plain, sturdy box, and place it where it won’t get lost – include passports, driving licence, house title deeds, wills, insurance documents, lottery tickets, jewellery and cash.
  • Keep all moving-related documents in a single folder for easy access.
  • Finish packing, so everything is boxed up and ready to go.
  • Make sure all boxes are labelled and colour co-ordinated for easy identification.
  • Prepare detailed directions and an itinerary with emergency contact numbers for your moving company.
  • Settle outstanding accounts with retailers, e.g. newsagents. Collect dry cleaning and return library books/DVD’s/video tapes.
  • Return any borrowed items.
  • Take pets to the vet if necessary, and obtain copies of their records. If they are poor travellers, ask about medication.
  • Give away plants and flowers you won’t be taking along.
  • Make arrangements to pay for your move and ensure you have sufficient cash for emergencies.
  • Clean outdoor equipment. Drain fuel from petrol lawnmowers and water from hoses.
  • De-frost fridge and freezer. Ensure they are completely dry before moving, to prevent mildew.
  • Wash and dry linen and clothing and box up, ready to unpack at your new house.
  • Prepare your washing machine/tumble dryer for moving. Disconnect power and water and check if transit bolts need to be fitted.
  • Dispose of unwanted medicines through your local pharmacy. Do not throw them away.
  • Set up a mail re-direction service.
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