Moving House Checklist

The ultimate moving house checklist for 2020

moving house checklist
moving house checklist

Moving Home Checklist

If you’re moving home in 2020 you will definitely benefit from a moving house checklist. That’s not just because changing address can be time-consuming but because there are lots of things to consider and being human, we can be forgetful. 

We have pulled together the ultimate moving house checklist to help you change your address and move home knowing you have checked everything off your to-do list.

At SlothMove, we’re actually a free moving home platform and so have created an interactive time-saving form for your home move. You can update your address with everyone, as well as saving money getting to and setting-up your home just by clicking below.

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Moving House Checklist

Firstly, organisation is the key to moving house efficiently. Whether you’re buying a property, taking our a mortgage, renting or moving in with your parents you need to get a timeline established. Step 1 is keeping in good communication with everyone and establish your ‘move in’ and ‘move out’ date.

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Organise your home move: moving house checklist essentials

Once you’ve got at least a rough understanding of when you are moving house, you can start to get items organised. We would recommend you process it in something like the following order:

(a)  Do A Massive Spring Clean: Go through your home, room to room and get be brutal. You’re moving house and it’s the perfect opportunity to get rid of the stuff you no longer use. If you haven’t used it in the past 6 months, throw it away.

(b)  Start Packing Early: The earlier you start packing, the easier life will be when you’re moving. We would recommend that when you’re spring cleaning, pack anything you don’t need in the next month. Also, when you’re packing, be sure to label the room each item is destined for. There’s nothing worse than moving home and having to figure-out where each box needs to go!

(c)  Book The Essentials: If you need to organise anything with companies with your move, be sure to make that one of the first things to cross off your to-do list. Consider; Van hirebox storageday carepet day care  etc… Thanks to this moving house checklist, you hopefully won’t miss an item!

Update your address online

Update your address online

Now you need to inform your companies that you’re changing address. At SlothMove, we can help with anything home-related. If you’re looking to do a change of address online and tell everyone you’re moving home, you’re in luck! It actually be completed within 5 minutes.

Simply enter your information, select which companies or institutions you wish to inform that you are moving house, and SlothMove will take care of the rest. We’ll inform this companies that you’re moving home on your behalf – and save you about 5 hours of time in the process.

If you want to  change address with the DVLA,  change address with your council  or do a passport change of address we’ve also pulled together step-by-step guides for you. To save you repeating yourself up to 20 times, SlothMove enables you to update your address across all accounts and set-up your home move – all in one place. With SlothMove, you fill in your details, select who needs to know you’re moving and we take care of the rest. You can get started below:

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Set-up your new home

The next part of your moving house checklist is getting everything set-up. Work through the below list, crossing them off as you go! 

  • – Internet
  • – TV
  • – Homecare (plumbing, electrical, boiler care etc…)
  • – Water
  • – Home Insurance
  • – Gas & Electricit
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Don't forget the small things

The last to-do on our moving house checklist is making sure that you cross all of the below off the list. These can be the ones that are really easy to forget about, but can be quite important!

  • – Find a new dentist
  • – Find a new doctor
  • – Apply for a parking permit
  • – Order bins at your new place
  • – Submit meter readings for your gas, electricity and water supply
  • – Settle your bills with all of your companies
  • – Tell your friends and family that you’re changing address
  • – Prepare the essentials for the week of your move (kettle, tea bags, loo roll etc…)


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Moving home checklist

Congratulations! Now that you have completed our moving house checklist you know everything you need to do to move house successfully and stress-free. It’s always helpful to use a moving home checklist as you take the guesswork out of moving. People often say moving house can be really stressful, but we don’t believe that to be the case. A moving house checklist won’t change your life but it should hopefully make things a little easier. 

That’s what we set-out to do at SlothMove: Make your home move stress-free and easier. Whether you’re trying to update your V5 document online, trying to update your address online or just need tips, we’ve got you covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who to notify when changing address - do you have a moving house checklist?

It is tough to know who to tell when moving home because there are so many companies to tell. The best way to approach it is with a moving house checklist. We have searched the web to inspire what we hope to be the most comprehensive guide on who to tell when moving home. All you need to do is to follow this moving house checklist to know everything you need to do.

When should you change address when moving

If you’re asking when moving, who do I notify and when do I notify them you’re not alone. Some people need to be told 28 days prior, some a week before  and some whenever you want. Some companies might even charge you for closing down accounts and attempt to demand that your relationship continues, even if you have left their geography. We have listed when you should change address when moving on our change of address checklist above.

Do you have a printable checklist for moving house?

We have pulled together a printable checklist for moving house to make your life easier. Our change of address checklist printable is helpful; simply print it off and cross them off as you go. You can download our change of address checklist printable below.

Change of address DVLA

If you need to change of address with the DVLA, you can do so by using the above form. It’s important to take a moment to familiarise yourself with the requirements as there are certain circumstances in which you could be fined up to £1,000. It’s important to keep your address up to date with the DVLA. We’ve pulled together a full, easy to follow guide: Change address with the DVLA.

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What happens after I complete the form?

We will tell all of your selected companies about your address change. They will get in touch in the rare instance they need any more information. So, pop the kettle on and relax because you’re all done.

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What happens to my data?

All of your personal data is deleted intermediately. Unlike other companies, we don’t share any of your data with other third parties to sell you products or services. We act in total adherence to GDPR , the Data Protection Act 2018 and guidelines from the Information Commission Office (ICO). Essentially, we treat your data as we’d like ours to be treated. You can learn more in our Privacy policy.

Moving Home Checklist & Beyond

At the end we now hope you have taken everything you needed from this moving house checklist. We have covered all aspects of the home move and how to update your address online.

Remember, if you are a first time buyer we have excellent guides including Stamp duty calculators and much more.

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