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Removal men in tomorrow what do I need to do today ?

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nextchapterplease Tue 09-Aug-16 10:34:28

We move on Thursday and the packers are in tomorrow at 8.
Can't shake the feeling that I am missing something I need to do that I haven't event considered..
I have -
Packed a suitcase as if for a few days away, including essentials for the DC
Packed valuables
Run down fridge and freezer
Tried to make sure everything is in the right room so thing get packed with logic

What am I missing ? The removal company haven't told us to prep anything.
We are staying with my DSis on moving day so not under huge pressure to get stuff set up that day.
Am sure I shouldn't feel this calm!! Or even have time to be on here!

Clayhead Tue 09-Aug-16 10:35:23

Buy lots of biscuits!

JT05 Tue 09-Aug-16 10:53:18

Put biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, spoons, kettle, mugs, washing up liquid and tea towel in a plastic crate so you know where they are for the tea breaks! Of which there are many!

Make sure they are clear on what curtains, blinds etc are coming with you. Ours assumed they were staying, until I mentioned them at the end!

Ours were great, I even managed to go and visit a friend while they packed!

nextchapterplease Tue 09-Aug-16 10:55:09

Oh good no one has told me I am being ridiculous - have added catering to the list !
I am so excited....
We have a shop right by the new house so actually that is going to make life easier.

shushpenfold Tue 09-Aug-16 10:55:16

Add black bags and cleaning stuff to the list of what to leave separately.

Timeforabiscuit Tue 09-Aug-16 10:59:00

If you have anything large, like a set of bunkbeds, they find the intructions really helpful to know the best bits to seperate.

Cleaning stuff for when they move the freezer and there is six years worth of fluff and frozen peas back there.

I cleaned the bathroom and a general hoover and dust so i didnt need to do it the following day.

The movers were the best money i have ever spent, nothing phased them they just gave off waves of calm and professionalism.

apatheticfallacy Tue 09-Aug-16 10:59:32

Put loo roll in your glove compartment and another in your hand bag!

wowfudge Tue 09-Aug-16 11:07:06

Anything you are leaving for your purchasers needs to be clearly marked and tell the packers to leave it - including instruction manuals, heating timer if not fixed, etc. You may find it handy to keep one room or area for everything you don't want packing. Take bedding, including duvet and pillows in your car(s) so you can easily make the beds up at the other end instead of having to find it.

Put all extension leads and adapters in a clearly labelled box, we also put the broadband stuff and phones, remotes, etc in this so there was no wading through loads of boxes to find things at the other end. It was about the last box loaded so first one off.

haggisaggis Tue 09-Aug-16 11:31:25

You haven't said but it's helpful also to have a basic set of crockery etc packed to go with you instead of the packers. Ours unpacked the bare minimum on day 1 (mattresses (not the beds), sofa, TV etc) but the rest only got unpacked the following day (as it had been packed first) including all the kitchen stuff, clean bedding, clothes. I had to make up the beds on our first night with the dirty bedding taken off the beds that morning so make sure you have clean bedding & towels with you - as well as any crockery etc you may need for the first night.
Oh - and don't let them pack cleaning stuff / vacuum cleaner as you'll need it to clean when they've finished. (They really do pack everything and do not necessarily use any logic - so a guitar case will get packed separately from the guitar unless you've put it away and they'll pack the empty jars of pickled onions your dh leaves beside the sink still with vinegar in them...!)

nextchapterplease Tue 09-Aug-16 12:30:57

Thanks so much everyone this is brilliant advice ! Am packing a couple of crates next with chargers and bin bags, kitchen roll, tea making stuff etc and I think we will definitely create an area for stuff not to be packed.

Fourarmsv2 Tue 09-Aug-16 15:14:37

Keep a basic tool kit out - to connect washing machine etc.

MyLlamasGoneBananas Tue 09-Aug-16 21:52:04

Do you need to dismantle any furniture? If so have a well marked container for the nuts and bolts etc.
Have you drained unplumbed and locked your washing machine drum?
The packers are fab. They will have it all packed so quickly. It will be fine. I always hate the day before moving cos I feel like I should do more but they come in and deal with it all.

wowfudge Tue 09-Aug-16 22:50:01

I had a large box of stuff for our buyers. I even put the food composting bin and roll of liners in it - if you leave it in the kitchen they'll just pack it! Find out which packer is the boss and talk through each room with them. You can put coloured stickers on things that are staying if they can't easily be corralled in one place.

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