Important things to do before you move

As Wakefield’s leading domestic removals experts, AR Removals are used to ensuring every house move goes off without a hitch. But a smooth removal service is not the only thing homeowners have to consider before stepping foot into their new home, the moving process actually starts well before the removal vans arrives at your door.

Check out our handy checklist of important tasks you need to undertake well before packing up your belongings:

Re-direct mail

You can set up mail redirection with the Royal Mail before you move and can continue it for as long as you wish. You will incur a small change but it will be well worth it to protect your personal information from identity theft.

Change your details

Make sure all the appropriate bodies know about your change of address and are informed well in advance of the move. This includes primarily the electoral roll, then organisations such as your bank, insurance companies, any regular deliveries or subscriptions, TV Licence and any TV broadband packages. This list can go on and on and is entirely personal to each household. Make a list of everything you can think of and tick them of one by one, ensuring you have done your research and followed each organisation’s particular procedure.


Once you know the details of your new home, you should be thinking about purchasing home insurance. Whether renting or buying it is always worth protecting your possession against loss or damage both during the move and afterwards.


One of the last things you should do in your old home in take water, gas and electricity meter readings at your property and notify your suppliers. The last thing you want when settling into your new home is to be billed for someone else’s usage.

Moving house can be an overwhelming time for many households, let Wakefield based AR Removals relive some of the stress. Get in touch with the friendly and approachable team on 01924 371164 to discuss your domestic removal requirements and how we can help you.

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