How to move house in just two months
Sep 19, 2018

How to move house in just two months

Moving home is often an exciting time full of promise but it can also prove to be fairly stressful with lots to plan and organise. The whole moving home process can take anywhere from eight weeks to eight months with lots to sort out inbetween, from instructing your conveyancing solicitors to arranging home surveys.

With so much to organise, the actual ‘moving element’ of the the process is often overlooked. Many people put off finding a removals firm to the last minute, or rely on friends and families. Others resort to substandard services as most reputable removals firms are booked up weeks, even months in advance, particularly over the busy summer months.

Planning your house move

When it comes to moving house it certainly pays to be organised. In an ideal world everyone would have instructed a removals company and agreed on a quote well ahead of time. Unfortunately, even with the most thorough planning, things don’t always go to plan.

Often surprises  can pop up out of the blue meaning we have to move quicker than planned or even place moving plans temporarily on hold.

That’s why we’ve constructed a timeline of things to organise in the run up to your move, taking 8 weeks as the shortest possible timeframe in which to do it in.

Two Month Moving Timeline

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Two Months

Brief your removals company with the details of your move

Get any valuable or delicate possessions individually assessed to ensure insurance is sufficient

Six Weeks

Clear out any belongings you won’t be taking with you before you start to pack items away

Make arrangements for young children and pets ahead of moving day

One Month

Start giving notice to utility suppliers, phone providers, electricity and water companies

Notify your contents insurer and make sure you will be covered from your first day in your new home

Two Weeks

Arrange a suitable time to collect the keys off the estate agent for your new home

Contact banks, doctors, dentists, opticians etc

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One Month

Pack a bag of all essentials for each family member, including toiletries and kitchen supplies

Make sure you have all important numbers to hand, including estate agents and solicitors

Charge your phone over night

Download our “Two Month Moving Timeline” Infographic

Need some help planning your move?

If your planned house move is coming up and you are feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things to organise, be sure to check out our Moving House Checklist. Think of it as the visual aid to your move. It contains lots of little handy tips and pointers on things to pack and people to inform which you can tick off as you go.

Whatever stage of planning you are at GoodMove can help take some of the strain off your shoulders. With over 35 years’ experience in the removals industry we have planned and carried out moves to some of the most difficult and hardest to reach places.

Whether you’re moving overseas or two miles down the road, our removals team are extremely knowledgeable and can advise you on each individual aspect of the process. From packing belongings yourself should you choose to do so, to taking out insurance or filling out any relevant paperwork, our friendly team will be on hand throughout.

As mentioned previously, things don’t always go to plan. That’s why we also offer short- and long-term storage facilities to give our customers that added flexibility should they require it. To discuss your requirements in full or enquire about one of our services don’t hesitate to give us a call today.

Author
Sean Delaney

Sean Delaney is a creative copywriter with his finger on the pulse for all the latest happenings in the removals industry. He authors in-depth guides and blog content on selling your house, packing, moving and all the legal and insurance jargon in between. In addition to writing for GoodMove, he also provides editorial and copywriting services for a range of clients across the legal and recruitment sectors.

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