Moving Checklist

Practical planning for moving day

4 weeks before….

Complete a change of address form at the Post Office to re-route mail (

Inform magazine subscriptions and clubs of your new address and moving date

Decide which items you’re keeping and which you can chuck or donate to charity

Notify water, gas, and electricity suppliers to have your services switched off at your present address

Arrange for utility connections at your new home

Contact your new local authority about schools and colleges in your area

Notify schools, churches etc of your impending move

Notify your own and research alternative doctors, dentists in your area and liaise with your hospital if you’re undergoing any regular treatment

Check parking arrangements at your new home and apply for permits if necessary

Get to know your new area and work the best routes to work and school.

Book removal company or arrange help from friends, van rental etc.

3 weeks before….

Request packing materials from your removals company, or buy some if you are doing it yourself

Return things you’ve borrowed from friends

Start to run down the contents of your freezer

Arrange to transfer home insurance, or set up new policies to begin the day you move in.

Arrange transit insurance if necessary

Research car boot sales to get rid of stuff you’re not taking

2 weeks before….

Discontinue regular services such as newspapers, window cleaners etc

Arrange to have your satellite dish moved to your new property if necessary

Arrange to discontinue your phone service and broadband and have it installed at your new home

Arrange to transfer your TV licence to your new home (

Complete relevant section on your car registration document and licence and send to the DVLA

Call your vehicle insurance to keep your cover valid. The price may change due to the change in your parking circumstances and the postcode

1 week before….

Arrange to transfer bank and savings accounts

Tell credit and store card companies your new address

Finish up your frozen food supply or give it away


Find and label keys

Send out change of address card, text messages and social media alerts, facebook etc.

Notify relevant authorities in your old and new area regarding council tax and electoral registration

1 day before….

Defrost and thoroughly clean the fridge and freezer

Take down pictures, mirrors, non-esstential curtains and blinds

Disconnect your cooker, washing machine and dishwasher

Confirm minders for children and pets

Moving Day….

Make sure you personally take cash and jewellery with you

Lock all windows and doors when you leave

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