Couple moving home

So, you’ve reserved your new home and now you’re getting ready for the big day! You might be wondering, what next?

Moving into a new home is exciting but the logistics can still be overwhelming even for the most experienced home mover. Thankfully, we’ve compiled a complete checklist of things you need to remember, do, and pack ready for handover day.

Simply copy this checklist into the Notes app on your phone and get packing!

Moving with a pet? Take a look at our top tips for helping your four-legged friend settle into their new home.


Preparing to move


[] Keep in touch with your solicitor for updates

[] Confirm any prohibited items with your removal company

[] Order a door number

[] Keep all important documents and valuable items in one place

[] Gather together any house keys you may have given to friends and family

[] Pack everyone an overnight bag including toiletries and medication

[] Make plans for your first meal in your new home – whether it’s a takeaway, oven pizzas, or a ready meal!


Changing addresses



[] Gas/electricity

[] TV license

[] Water

[] Internet provider

[] BT/landline

[] Mobile phones

[] Satellite provider



[] DVLA – V5

[] Car insurance

[] Driving license

[] Breakdown provider



[] Bank/building societies

[] Credit cars

[] Council tax

[] Pension


[] Stocks and shares

[] Store/loyalty cards

[] Subscriptions and deliveries

[] Bus passes/ID cards

[] Student loan providers

[] Warranties and insurance (home insurance, pet insurance, appliance warranties)



[] Doctors

[] Opticians

[] Dentist

[] Vets



[] Family

[] Friends

[] Schools/colleges/universities

[] Employers

[] Electoral roll

[] Sports clubs

[] Window cleaners, bin cleaners, house cleaners, milk deliveries

Don’t forget to get in touch with Royal Mail to redirect your post!


On the day


[] Take a final meter reading of your old home

[] Familiarise yourself with your Homeowner Handbook and user manuals


Make an essentials pack

[] Toilet roll

[] Bottle opener/corkscrew/wine glasses (you deserve it!)

[] Tea/coffee/sugar

[] Kettle

[] Mug and spoons

[] Milk, juice, snacks

[] Handwash and towels

[] Washing up liquid

[] Bin liners

[] Chargers

[] Scissors

[] Music speaker (because you can’t unpack in silence!)

[] Small first aid kit (for those pesky cardboard box papercuts)


If you have children…

[] Changing supplies, formula, and snacks

[] Change of clothes

[] Baby wipes

[] A few toys and books, or downloaded YouTube videos and TV episodes


If you have pets…

[] Pet food and dishes

[] Lead

[] Treats

[] Litter box

[] Poo bags

[] Toys

[] Medication

Are you moving into a new Erris home soon? Share your journey with us on Instagram!

Tag @erris_homes, join the online community using #TheErrisLife and even jazz up your stories with our Instagram GIF stickers!