A simple checklist to use when moving house


moving house checklist

Moving House Checklist

Many people hate being guided by lists when undertaking any task however when it comes to moving house a list may become your secret weapon. A moving house checklist will help you mark off everything, making the process smoother and easier and obviously ticking everything off ensures that you minimize the chances of leaving anything left behind or forgotten.

You can use this list as a guide when you want to move house. Add your own subcategories to make the whole process more bespoke.

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Removal Companies

When moving home, there are a few significant factors that need to be addressed.

  • Parking arrangements on the day
  • Access to your residence, stairs or lift
  • Accurate itinerary of items to be moved
  • Times

Your new abode

Before you pack, ensure you have checked some vital essentials in your new home such as:

  • Door widths or access for out-sized furniture
  • Broadband speeds
  • Room measurements (will your large wardrobe actually fit in the master bedroom)

Your New Address

You have possibly notified the change of address with institutions such as:

  • Schools
  • Financial institutions
  • Doctors
  • Utilities

However, there are many other organizations, which need your new address such as:

  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Addresses such as eBay and PayPal addresses also need to be changed

While you are changing addresses, try setting up mail redirection with your post office so that you do not miss any overlapping post.


Majority of parents organize new schools well ahead before they move. However, they forget about some other crucial aspects such as:

  • Nurseries
  • After school clubs
  • Other kid’s related societies

You never know, there could be a waiting list, the earlier you make the booking, the better.


When packing, try to figure out:

You can add many things to the list, but remember no matter how comprehensive your list is, if you do not have a reliable moving company on your side, frustrations are just around the corner. We have received countless positive reviews from happy clients. Feel free to contact us, and see how smoothly out London man and van service operates.

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