Moving House Checklist

Here are our top tips for making your house move as stress-free as possible:

2 months before

  • Start decluttering – remember to speak to us if you need any items putting in self-storage

6 weeks before

  • Hire a removal company/self-hire van
  • Update your home insurance policy


3-4 weeks before

  • Get stocked up on all the boxes and packing materials you’ll require for your move – remember we sell a range of packing materials to help with your move
  • If there’s any parking restrictions at your current or new address, contact the local authorities to arrange parking suspensions
  • Start packing any non-essential items
  • Transfer your broadband, phone, utility services
  • Start running down any freezer foods


1-2 weeks before

  • Redirect your mail
  • Update your addresses for your bank, insurance, pensions etc
  • Register to pay council tax at your new home
  • Finish packing
  • Pack a box of essentials for the first day/night in your new home – toiletries, a change of clothes, mugs, teabags


1 day before

  • Pack valuables and important documents and keep them with you in the car
  • Make a list of any contact details you may need on the day of the move – solicitors, estate agents, removal company
  • Carry out a final check that you haven’t left anything behind

On the day

  • Make a note of meter readings
  • Check that everything is locked and the utilities are turned off
  • Leave any information that might be useful to the new owner
  • Check your belongings for any damage when they arrive
  • Don’t try and unpack everything today
  • Order a takeaway, pour yourself a glass of wine and relax!



  • Update your details on the electoral register
  • Register with a local doctor and dentist

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