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Moving Countdown Checklist

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

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

Day Before

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

Moving Day

  • 27. Consider the essential things you will need when you first arrive and carry them with you
  • 28. Removal to also carry valuables and important papers
  • 29. Have children help out (if applicable). Keeping them involved helps them take the move in their stride
  • 30. Strip beds. Cover mattresses with mattress bags
  • 31. Pick up Paisley Self Storage Move-in van
  • 32. Check inside the house and garden so that nothing is left behind
  • 33. STurn off water and lights. Lock windows and doors


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