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Moving House in France? Once you are in your new home

Moving House in France? Once you are in your new home Make sure you are present when the removal crew arrive so that you can guide them around the house, confirming where the items are to be placed and any special instructions. Check the unloading of your items and account for each one on your packing inventory. Check carefully for any damaged or missing items. Place moving and other important documents in a safe place. Collect held mail from the post office if you have arranged this service. Start cleaning and make the beds. Plug in your telephones, answering machine and large appliances. Unpack your ‘survival kit’. Let older...

Moving House in France? The day of the move

Moving House in France? The day of the move Record all utility meter readings (gas, electricity, and water). Stay until your movers have finished. Check the traffic for your journey. Take one final look around to make sure that you have not forgotten anything. Before leaving check that all windows and doors are secure, and that the water, gas and electricity supplies are switched off.  

Moving House in France? The day before you move

Moving House in France? The day before you move Walk through your house one last time to make sure everything is accounted for. Strip the beds. Keep linens in a box that travels with you, so you can use them the first night. Make sure you have the keys to your new home, or have arranged to collect them.  

Moving House in France? One week before you move

Moving House in France? One week before you move Put all your important documents in one plain, sturdy box and place it where you won’t lose it – this should include passports, driving licenses, house deeds, wills, insurance papers, jewellery and cash. Keep all moving-related documents in a single folder for easy access. Finish packing so you have everything boxed up and ready to go – make sure you do this systematically.  

Moving House in France? Two weeks before you move

Moving House in France? Two weeks before you move Check that you have adequate prescription medicines to cover the moving period. Safely dispose of all flammables e.g. paints, gas bottles, cleaning fluids etc. If you have not already arranged for us to do so, book people to carry out services such as removing light fittings, disconnecting appliances and house cleaning.

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