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Moving House Checklist

Moving House Check List

As you get closer to owning a new home, there will be a number of things that you will need to do..

To ease the headache of moving, we've put together this comprehensive checklist of things to do when moving house. Why not print it out and use it as your official checklist?

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4 Weeks before you move - Packing

  • Order boxes
  • Labels and packing material
  • Clear out unwanted items
  • Shed / Garage
  • Spare room/s Attic
  • Storage Cupboard/s

2/3 Weeks before you move - Notify utilities and others

  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Telephone
  • Council tax
  • Sky / Cable
  • TV Hire Company
  • TV Licensing
  • Broadband
  • DVLA
  • Car Breakdown Cover
  • Car Insurance
  • Building Society
  • Credit / Store Cards
  • Clear out unwanted items
  • Loans
  • Inland revenue
  • Accountant
  • Pension Provider
  • Doctor
  • Private Healthcare
  • Dentist
  • Optician
  • Health Club / Gym
  • Newspaper / Magazine Subscriptions
  • Post Office Re-direction
  • Work
  • Friends & Family
  • Gas Cooker Disconnection

1 Week before you move

  • Make arrangements for childcare or pets
  • Empty and defrost the freezer
  • Cancel newspapers and milk

2/3 days before you move

  • Ensure keys are available for new house and get the alarm details if required.
  • Make arrangements to change the locks at the new property
  • Pack valuables and important documents in a safe place.
  • Telephone

Pack a separate bag containing equipment such as:

  • Toilet rolls
  • Cleaning materials
  • Lightbulbs
  • Snacks
  • Toothbrushes & Paste
  • Rubbish bags
  • Other basic tools (hammer, pliers, duct tape, screw drivers etc)
  • Enough cash to cover unforeseen expenses
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Screwdrivers


Label all keys for existing property and put aside user manuals for appliances that are remaining (inc heating) if at all possible. Take details of meter readings, take note of last telephone call made (time & number) and ensure all windows and doors are locked.


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