Preparing for moving day

Our tips for moving out

Moving out of your home can be stressful, but if you get organised and plan well ahead the whole process will go a lot more smoothly.

  • We've gathered our top tips for making moving as stress free as possible:
  • Use a professional moving firm; do not try to move everything yourself in a rented van. They are trained professionals, and will do all of the work for you. Ask us for our recommendations, or ask friends and family who they have used in the past.
  • Try to avoid moving on a Friday – it’s the most popular day, and therefore the most expensive!
  • Take meter readings on your property the day you move out.
  • Ensure that all of your post is re-directed by the Royal Mail. Use our checklist below to make sure you have informed everyone that you are moving.
  • It could be some time before you have internet in your new property. Download anything you may need for the new home from the internet before you move.
  • Leave a note of anything important for the new owners. This can include things like alarm codes, where the water and other meters are, and sockets.

Who to inform - checklist

When you move out, it is best to ensure that you tell everyone who has your address about your new address. This will make sure nothing important goes to the wrong place, and that no one is forgotten:

Home Bills
Water Company
Gas Company
Electricity Company
Telephone Provider
Mobile Phone Provider
Post office
Cable/satellite and internet service providers
TV/video rental companies
TV licensing


Money

Banks
Credit card companies
Council tax department
National savings and premium bonds
Your employer
Insurance companies
Pension companies
Inland revenue
Social security
Solicitor

Health

Doctor
Dentist
Optician

Travel

DVLA
Breakdown recovery company
Vehicle registration
Vehicle insurance

Other

Friends and relatives
Subscriptions
Milk delivery
Newsagent
Sports club
Library
Schools/colleges