Sale agreed. Next home sorted. It’s time to put final preparations in place to make the move go smoothly. Print this list, stick it to the fridge, and cross each item off on time and you’ll find you can keep the stress levels to a minimum …
6+ weeks before moving day
Order items for the new house: Carpets. Curtains? New sofa? You don’t want to move into a home with bare floorboards (unless you like that sort of thing) so give suppliers plenty of time to deliver and install.
4-6 weeks before moving day
Removals: Ask for 3 quotes from firms recommended to you (if you need help, ask us). Make sure every firm is fully insured to carry the contents of your home.
Renting? Tell your landlord you’re moving. Make sure you do it in writing.
Arrange storage: If there won’t be space for everything you own you’ll need to find a temporary home for it or…
Declutter! There’s no point paying storage fees for something you’ll eventually jettison anyway – so do it now. Be ruthless: now is the perfect time to make a fresh start.
Notify these people and organisations:
Credit card companies
Family & friends
Phone providers (landline and mobile)
2 weeks before moving day
Keys: Agree with your Bradford estate agent where and when you’ll be able to get hold of the keys
Medical: If you’re moving out of the area, tell your doctor, dentist and optician