My Moving Cheat Sheet Checklist!

Moving is a super stressful process for mums, having moved so many times over the past few years I have definitely become a bit of an expert on the topic. After all, it costs a lot of money, and there are so many things that you need to remember to do in order to prepare for your family’s big move. For that reason, I thought a checklist of all the things that need to be completed in order to have full peace of mind.

Set Up Redirects For Your Mail

Identity theft is a massive issue. It is estimated that around a third of people will be the victim of some kind of identity fraud during their lifetime. Although the main culprit for identity fraud is bad habits on the internet – like weak passwords – many people have their identity stolen when they move home’s. All their old mail, including things like their bank statements, get sent to their old address, and they wind up having their details stolen. Making it imperative to ensure you have put forward a mail forward with your postal system or start changing things over well in advance.


The first thing to do is to contact all of the businesses that you are in touch with and inform them of your new address. The second thing to do is to set up a redirect with the post office, telling them to send all mail addressed to you at your old address to be forwarded to your new address. This costs a certain amount depending on how long you need the mail forward but it is a small cost for a clear mind.

Make Sure The New Home Is Insured

You might think that the stuff in your home is most at risk from theft by criminals and burglars. But it turns out that the riskiest time for your property is actually when your moving says During this time, it’s easy for your possessions to get damaged. If you don’t already have insurance at your new house, you won’t be able to make a claim if there is a problem during transit.

Find out the details of your new home as fast as you can and then make sure your insurance policy on the new home begins 30 days before you pick up the keys.

Move Your Vehicle With You

When you’re moving, it’s important to make sure that you inform your car insurance provider. Car insurance premiums are based, in part, on where you live. Sites like provide tools that allow you to find the best quotes for moving things like mopeds and motorbikes. If you don’t tell your insurance provider, then they could refuse to pay out after an accident. If you’re moving up the property ladder to a nicer area, often you’ll find that your premiums fall.

Get Your Meters Read

If you don’t take a meter reading before you move out, you could end up paying extra for your utilities. Take a meter reading before you leave and pass this onto your electric, water and gas providers. Then tell your utility providers that you’ve moved home. They’ll update their system and start tracking your usage at your new property. This is one step that is often overlooked and ensures you are not being charged for anything you are not using.

Sort Out Your Broadband

One of the downsides of moving house is waiting for broadband to be installed. You can speed the process up if you know the exact date you’re moving and book broadband installation in advance. Save yourself the anguish of going without the internet and get a service engineer booked early. Booking early also ensures you can avoid additional costs for a rush hookup. Since I work from home I need to ensure that I am hooked up on time.

Tell me what would you add to this moving checklist??


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