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Four weeks before

Notes Done?
Give notice to current landlord
 
 
   

During two weeks before moving

Notes Notes
Order bed and mattress
 
 
Get a cooker, microwave or hob
 
 
Cutlery and Crockery
 
 
Cleaning materials
 
 
Bedding
 
 
Chair or sofa
 
 
Organise moving stuff
 
 
Appointment to sign tenancy
 
 
Find people to help on the day
 
 
Make sure have enough cash flow for moving day
 
 
Get bus pass/order taxi/fill up car
 
 
Buy and pack basic groceries,
 
 
Buy cleaning products and equipment
 
 
Light bulbs
 
 
Arrange child/pet care if needed
 
 
Talk to parent/guardian or current landlord about  moving day
 
 
Pack all belongings
 
 
Clean current room or flat
 
 

Moving day

Notes Notes
Kids/pets to carer
 
 
Pay first week/month rent
 
 
Collect keys
 
 
One set of keys to person moving stuff
 
 
People at home loading stuff
 
 
People at new property unloading
 
 
Spotter on pavement to stop stuff being nicked from van
 
 
Final look round /sweep of empty room/flat
 
 
Put out rubbish/lock up
 
 
Return keys to old flat or house if rented and get reciept
 
 
Put in lightbulbs
 
 
Get gas and/or electric credit
 
 
Quick lunch and drink
 
 
Clean and unpack kitchen
 
 
Put out rubbish
 
 
Make up bed(s)
 
 
Collect kids/pets
 
 
Take away
 
 
Bed
 
 

During four weeks after moving in

Notes Notes
Clean flat starting with bathroom and kitchen
 
 
Unpack
 
 
Buy carpets, curtains, furniture as per budget
 
 
 Decorate as per decorating plan
 
 
Fit carpets and curtains
 
 
Pay rent when due
 
 
Set up payment for regular bills as below
 
 
water
 
 
Gas
 
 
Electric
 
 
TV, phone, internet
 
 
Council tax
 
 
TV licence
 
 
rent
 
 
Change address for the following (faling to do this will prevent you getting credit or services).
 
 
College
 
 
Bank
 
 
Passport
 
 
Electoral register
 
 
Credit and store cards
 
 
Anyone to whom you regularly pay money
 
 
Driving licence