Your house move checklist

1 month before moving


Pick up a Change-of-Address Kit from the Post Office. Also notify the address change with:
  • Friends and family
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Credit card companies
  • Magazines and newspapers - cancel local newspaper delivery
  • Doctors, dentists and other providers
Take a look around the house. Start to think about what you don't want to take with you.
  • Use up perishable foods
  • Sell, donate to a charity shop or hold a garage/boot car sale for unwanted items
Prepare a list of what you want to move.
  • Large appliances?
  • Outside furniture?
  • Items in Attic?
Locate and place together all your important records:
  • Birth
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Legal
  • Optician, optometrist
  • School
  • Vet
Close out your bank accounts if applicable:
  • Current
  • Savings
  • Safe deposit box
Start a new bank account in your new location.
  • Transfer account from current bank?
Contact your childrens new school(s) and notify them of your forthcoming move to their area.