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Moving House Checklist

It's not always that easy to stay organised when moving home so our expert movers at McGimpsey Removals have created this simple Moving Checklist (a downloadable version is available too!) to help you stay on top of things and ensure your move runs as smoothly as possible!

Changing Address

You'll need to ensure the address has changed for all family members in the following areas:

  • Driver’s license 
  • Banks
  • Loans
  • Credit Cards
  • PayPal
  • Place of Employment 
  • Insurance
  • Doctors
  • Dentist 
  • Schools 
  • Subscriptions 
  • Building Societies 
  • Council Tax



You'll need to sort out the following services associated with your current and future home:

  • Water
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Telephone
  • Insurance
  • Post Office
  • TV & Internet
  • TV licensing
  • Car Payments




1 - Select a professional removals company

To help with your move and confirm arrangements.


2 - Labelling

Clearly label & number each box with its contents and the room its destined for. Pack & Label 'essentials' boxes of items you'll need right away.


3 - Take Measurements

Check room dimensions at your new home if possible and make sure larger pieces of furniture will fit through the door.


4 - Separate Valuables

Add items such as jewellery and important files to a safe box that you'll personally transport to your new home.

5 - Special Attention

If you are concerned about moving any items such as plants, art, wine collections or antiques, discuss them with your removal company well in advance. They will advise you and give you an idea of cost.


Moving with Kids


1 - Address their concerns

Children should be encouraged to express any concerns they may have about moving and to ask lots of questions


2 - Keep positive!

Make the situation as fun as possible for the children, portray the move as a new adventure with new & exciting experiences lying ahead.


3 - Talk to them early

Allow time to tell your children as soon as possible about moving home, this gives them time to get used to the idea.


4 - Packing toys

Get your children involved in the packing, in particular giving them the job of packing some of their own stuff including toys.


5 - Say goodbye

Allow time for your children to say goodbye to their old home.



What to do on Moving Day


1 - Arrange Help

Get help from your friends, family and removals company.


2 - Pets

Get someone to look after your pets for the day or book them into kennels.


3 - Take Inventory

Before the movers leave, sign the bill of lading/inventory list and keep a copy.


4 - Plan

Make a scale plan of each room in your new home to give to the removals team so they have a rough idea where everything is to go. A good idea of doing this can be effective through the use of colour code packing boxes.


Now sit back, relax and let us do the rest!


Download a printable version below!



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