Eight to Four Weeks Ahead

  1. Decide on a firm date for moving
  2. Visit or Call Paisley Self Storage to reserve your self storage unit
  3. Book the Paisley Self Storage move-in van if required
  4. Book removalist or a rental van (Information available on request at Paisley Self Storage)
  5. Buy packing supplies from Paisley Self Storage
  6. Start packing boxes as soon as possible
  7. Sell or donate unneeded items. Try a garage sale or market stall.
  8. Advise children’s school of move and get copies of school records
  9. Start to use and finish food in freezer and pantry

Four to One Week Ahead

  1. Continue packing and remember to label each box with contents & intended location
  2. Have clothing dry cleaned. Check items in repair shops
  3. Notify gas, electricity and phone companies of your cancellation and set date for reconnection at new address
  4. Advise the Electoral Role of your new Address
  5. Change address for drivers license and motor registration
  6. Organise to redirect mail with Royal Mail
  7. Make an inventory of your household contents
  8. Organise house insurance to be transferred from old house to new and make any adjustments for coverage
  9. Update values
  10. Send change of address cards to memberships, magazines, friends
  11. Return borrowed items and pick up things you have lent to othersand relatives
  12. Ask friends and relatives to help on moving day
  13. Arrange for pets to be transported

Day Before

  1. Empty, clean and defrost fridge and freezer. Check that water trays are empty
  2. Disconnect washing machine and let hoses drain. Prepare other appliances for removal
  3. Drain garden hoses and store in clean garbage bins
  4. Have everything packed and ready to load except bedding.

Moving Day

  1. Consider the essential things you will need when you first arrive and carry them with you
  2. Removal to also carry valuables and important papers
  3. Have children help out (if applicable). Keeping them involved helps them take the move in their stride
  4. Strip beds. Cover mattresses with mattress bags
  5. Pick up Paisley Self Storage Move-in van
  6. Check inside the house and garden so that nothing is left behind
  7. Turn off water and lights. Lock windows and doors