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Moving House Guide


Moving homes can often be a demanding endeavor, given the multitude of tasks to accomplish within a limited timeframe. Our guide offers an extensive overview of the moving process, aiming to facilitate a seamless transition for you. Additionally, you have the option to conveniently download and print our checklist and labels, streamlining your preparations for the move.

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1

Notify Your Landlord

  • Inform your landlord or estate agent if you are renting, of your intended move-out date, adhering to the required notice period.

2

Pack & Arrange Removal

  • Safely pack your belongings, labeling each box by room and maintaining an inventory list.

  • You can purchase packaging supplies using our box shop or collect them from a local Storage Time store.

  • Consider donating unneeded items to charity.

  • Utilise our self-storage units for non-essential items, availing of free boxes and free collection (T&Cs apply).

  • Book a professional removal company or hire a van, ensuring adequate insurance coverage for your belongings. See British Association of Removers

3

Update Your Contact Information

  • Notify relevant entities of your change of address to avoid disruptions to services.

  • Education: Inform educational institutions such as colleges, schools, and universities.

  • Employment: Update details with the Department for Work and Pensions, Inland Revenue, National Insurance, and your workplace.

  • Healthcare: Notify healthcare providers including dentists, doctors, NHS, optometrists, and pharmacies.

  • Insurance: Update car, healthcare, home, and life insurance providers.

  • Local Authorities: Inform DVLA, electoral registration office, local council, post office for mail redirection, and TV licensing.

  • Money Services: Notify banks, building societies, credit card companies, financial institutions, investment firms, loan providers, and pension schemes.

  • Online Retailers: Update address details with online retailers like Amazon, eBay, and others.

  • Services: Inform internet/broadband providers and waste/recycling services.

  • Utilities: Notify electric, gas, and water suppliers of your move.

4

Organise Important Information

  • Create lists of important items and their locations in your current home for the new occupiers. Leaving a bouquet of flowers and a new home card would be a thoughtful gesture and may come in handy if you need to collect anything from your previous home. 

  • Request information from the previous occupiers, landlords or estate agent in order for you to understand where everything is in your new home. 

  • This may include: Gas/electric/water meters, mains water supply, boiler instructions, thermostats, fuse boxes and appliances warranties/instructions.

5

Inform Friends, Family & Neighbours

  • Share your new address with friends and family. You can ask them for help and support with your move. 

  • Notify neighbours of your moving date to ensure smooth logistics.

6

Confirm Move-In Date

  • Verify move-in arrangements with estate agents, solicitors, or landlords to prevent delays.

  • Update relevant parties, including removal companies or helpers, with your confirmed move-in date.

7

Record Meter Readings

  • On moving day, record meter readings and provide them to utility providers or new occupants to facilitate accurate billing and closing of accounts.

8

Move Into Your New Home

  • Conduct a final check of your previous residence to ensure nothing is left behind.

  • Begin settling into your new home, perhaps with a celebratory take-out meal!

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