1 Months Before the Move
1. Notify landlord
If you are currently renting, notify your landlord by using the proper notice. Otherwise, your tenancy may not end legally. Check your tenancy agreement for details and information about your deposit protection. You can also check directly with the three deposit protection schemes.
2. Check with providers
Give your current TV/broadband/phone providers your leaving date and don’t forget to arrange new services for your new home either on your moving day or a day or two afterwards.
3. Stop by the post office
Inform the local post office of your move and arrange a redirection service for your mail. By taking such measures, you won’t miss out on a single envelope in your post box. It will also give you more time to contact relevant companies to let them know of your change of circumstances.
4. Buy packing supplies
Grouping items together would be much easier with a stretch wrapper. It will also help you protect your furniture from getting scuffed and scratched.
- bubble wrap;
- moving boxes;
- tissue paper;
- fabric blankets;
- ink markers;
- small plastic bags;
- tape dispenser.
If you decided to pack by yourself, you could use some help from your friends and family. Just make sure it’s at least a week before the move. Pack early, starting with the items you won’t be using the following month.
- Vacuum seal clothing. When vacuumed, clothes will take less space and will be a piece of cake to organise when it’s time for packing. Off-season-clothes can go directly into the storage at the new place.
- Use a colouring system. Pick a colour code for each room and label that room’s boxes accordingly. Label the door of each room with the corresponding sticker or tape. Doing so will simplify the whole process and the movers won’t be asking any stupid questions. In addition, attach a note to each box with its contents.
- Protect from leakages. Cover the openings of your toiletries with a saran wrap, then put the tops back on. This will keep your toiletries from breaking and leaking all over your stuff during the move.
- Plates go vertically. If you want your fragile plates to be better protected, arrange them vertically, like records.
- Cut down on boxes. Make all of your baskets, laundry bins, hampers, and suitcases work for you. You can pack them with different stuff and if you have wheeled suitcases, you can use those for the heavy things.
- Pack intelligently. The heavier the item, the smaller the box. This guarantees stability, and it’s also easier on the person carrying the box.
6. Electronic connections
If dealing with your e-connections is a complicated and confusing task for you, take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go