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Moving Checklist

The Van That Can will ensure that your move is successful and stress-free. However, there are a few things you can do to make your move simpler, and these are:

A Month Before

  • Arrange and confirm your removal date as far in advance as possible.

Three Weeks ahead

  • Organise the contents of your garage.
  • Arrange suitable transport for pets or someone to look after them on the day.

Two weeks ahead

  • Arrange to have the gas, electricity, telephone and water meters read.
  • Drain fuel from lawnmowers/motor cycles.
  • Remove any fixtures and fittings you are taking.
  • If moving in or out of a block of flats, arrange to have the manual override key or priority use of the lift the day before your move.
  • Disconnect any light fittings you are taking, seal packets and tighten jars of food.
  • Chests of drawers may be left full depending on the make of the furniture.
  • Set aside an area marked "do not move" for coats, handbags, snacks, tools and cleaning materials.
  • Arrange separate transportation for any dangerous substances.

One Week Ahead

  • Dismantle self-assembly furniture, unless we have agreed to do this for you.
  • Start defrosting your fridge and freezer.
  • Prepare plants for transit.

On The Day

  • Lock your valuables somewhere safe and carry them personally to your new home.
  • Before the removal van departs, check nothing has been forgotten.
  • Ensure that our crew has directions to your new property and a phone number to contact you. Agree a time of arrival.
  • Arrive at your new property, with the keys before the removal van.
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