Six weeks before moving:
Discuss a moving date
This may already have been discussed earlier in the proposed purchase. You also may still not be in a legal position to actually exchange and set a defined date but, everyone in the chain, regardless of how long the chain is, needs to be on the same page.
What you have in mind may differ to someone else and restrictions on when it can be done due to things such as work can play its part i.e. a teacher may be restricted when they can have time off work to move home.
Speak to removal firms or to van hire companies
Remember, it’s not just you on the move and many others may have the same date in mind. Also factor in that Fridays are still the most popular day of choice for people moving. It’s worth getting quotes and even booking your chosen firm if in a position to do so.
Book time off work
Don’t leave this to the last minute. If others are on annual leave at the time you need to move, you may find it difficult for your employer to approve it. It can also leave them in a difficult position knowing that you need the time off. Also think about the situation it may leave your work colleagues in and the workload for them, if approved. If you work for yourself, try to let any relevant clients know of your plans.