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!
 TV license
 Internet provider
 Mobile phones
 Satellite provider
 DVLA – V5
 Car insurance
 Driving license
 Breakdown provider
 Bank/building societies
 Credit cars
 Council tax
 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)
 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!)
 Mug and spoons
 Milk, juice, snacks
 Handwash and towels
 Washing up liquid
 Bin liners
 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
 Litter box
 Poo bags
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!