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The Ultimate Moving Checklist for a Seamless Transition to Your New Home


You’ve found your dream home, exchanged contracts and sorted your mortgage. All that’s left to do is move in. That’s the easy part, isn’t it?

To ensure a smooth transition and avoid any last-minute hiccups, having a comprehensive moving checklist is essential. Whether you’re relocating within the UK or moving from abroad, this blog will guide you through a checklist to help you stay organized and make your move as stress-free as possible.

  1. Plan and Prepare:
  • Create a timeline: Start planning well in advance to give yourself enough time to complete all the necessary tasks.
  • Notify utility providers: Contact your current utility companies and inform them about your moving date. Arrange for disconnection of services at your old address and connection at your new home.
  • Update your address: Inform relevant authorities, including banks, credit card companies, insurance providers, and the electoral register, about your change of address.
  • Research and hire a reliable removal company: Obtain quotes from multiple removal companies, compare their services, and book the one that suits your requirements.
  1. Declutter and Organize:
  • Sort through your belongings: Take the opportunity to declutter before packing. Decide what items you want to keep, donate, sell, or discard.
  • Organize important documents: Gather essential documents such as passports, IDs, medical records, and school records in a secure and easily accessible folder.
  • Take inventory: Create a detailed inventory of all your possessions. This will be helpful for insurance purposes and to keep track of your belongings during the move.
  1. Packing and Labeling:
  • Purchase packing supplies: Gather sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, markers, and labels. Consider using color-coded labels for each room to simplify unpacking.
  • Pack systematically: Start with non-essential items and pack room by room. Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to.
  • Pack an essentials box: Pack a separate box with essential items like toiletries, medication, a change of clothes, and important documents that you’ll need immediate access to upon arrival at your new home.
  1. Services and Logistics:
  • Redirect mail: Arrange for mail redirection with the Royal Mail to ensure you don’t miss any important correspondence during the transition.
  • Notify service providers: Inform your internet, TV, and phone service providers about your move and schedule the installation at your new address.
  • Arrange for parking permits or permissions: If required, check with your local council for parking permits or loading/unloading permissions on the moving day.
  1. Final Preparations:
  • Deep clean your current home: Before you move out, clean your old property thoroughly, ensuring it’s ready for the new occupants.
  • Check the new property: Visit your new home before moving in to ensure it’s clean, in good condition, and all utilities are functioning properly.
  • Take meter readings: Note down the meter readings for gas, electricity, and water at your new property and inform the respective utility companies.
  1. Moving Day:
  • Communicate with the removal company: Confirm the moving details with the removal company, ensuring they have directions and contact numbers for both addresses.
  • Supervise the process: Be present during the move to oversee the loading and unloading of your belongings, ensuring they are handled with care.
  • Lock up: Before leaving your old property, double-check that all windows and doors are locked securely.

Happy moving!

Disclaimer: Please note that this checklist is a general guide and may not cover all specific requirements or circumstances. Make sure to adapt it according to your individual needs and consult with relevant professionals as necessary.


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Savannah Dewhirst

Written by Savannah Dewhirst

Savannah joined Coreco in 2020, where she became part of the Client Services Team. After a year of Client Services, Savannah expressed an interest in Social Media and wanted to transform Coreco’ s socials. Savannah then became Coreco's Social Media Queen and fulfilled the role until most recently becoming Marketing Executive. Savannah also won Best Use of Social Media Award in the 2022 Mortgage Industry Marketing Awards!

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