MOVING HOUSE CHECKLIST

Moving House Advice

Moving house is difficult and there is more to think about than just the physical move. As one of the leading removal companies we have produced a checklist for you here, which in addition to our Helpful Hints page, should help to make your house move go smoothly.

  • ChecklistConfirm the moving date
  • Sign and return the removal contract and return it to the movers with the payment
  • Give us a contact number, ideally a mobile as you may be disconnecting the landline
  • Get rid of anything you don’t want
  • Start running down the freezer contents
  • Arrange to have services such as gas and electricity disconnected at your old house and connected at your new home.
  • Provide the TV licensing people, the DVLA and the Passport Office, etc, with your new address (the fines can be very large!)
  • Cancel/change all rental agreements
  • Cancel or update your house insurance and get cover for your new property
  • Notify the doctor, dentist, optician, vet, etc. of your new address
  • Inform your telephone/broadband provider
  • Arrange to have your post forwarded to your new address
  • Check and map the route to your new house
  • Clear the loft
  • Organise parking outside your new home for the removal lorry (Contact the Police if necessary)
  • Make sure your bank and savings account holders know your new address
  • Plan where everything will go in your new home
  • Cancel milk and newspapers
  • Clean out and defrost the freezer
  • Sort out who will look after children/pets on moving day
  • Find and label keys
  • Send new address cards to friends and relatives
  • Separate jewellery and small items from general packing
  • Put the garage/garden tools together

Click here to download the checklist