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Moving In

Moving home takes a lot of organisation. Use this checklist to make sure you don't forget anything.

Moving home

Moving into a new home takes a lot of organisation so we’ve created this list to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything:

Wait until you move in before moving furniture

The date you will be given to move into your new home can change. Make sure you book any appointments, such as carpet fitting and furniture delivery, after you have moved into your home.

Find empty boxes

You may need to use boxes to pack up your belongings. You can usually find free empty boxes at your local supermarket, or you could ask your family and friends.

Start packing

Make sure you start packing in advance and look at which items you need to pack first. We would recommend packing non-essential items like books and non-seasonal clothes. To avoid any last-minute stress, start packing two weeks before your moving date.

Change your address

Now you’re set up at your new home, make sure you let everyone you pay a bill to know that you have a new address:

If you receive Housing Benefit, you will also need to advise them of a change of address.

Redirect your post

You might still have post coming to your old address. Contact the post office to get your post re-directed. A fee will apply. You can do this online here.

Sign up for Contents Insurance

You never know what might happen in your new home. If you have a leak or accidental damage, you will need to protect your belongings. We don’t insure your contents for you, so it’s important that you get cover.

We provide affordable contents insurance cover through ‘This is my home’. You can find out more about the scheme and how to sign up here.

Dispose of your empty boxes

Find your local recycling centre here to recycle your empty boxes.

Looking for inexpensive furniture?

Check out our guide on finding and donating furniture here.

Contact your energy suppliers

You will need to take gas and electricity meter readings in your new property and give these to the existing gas and electricity supplier of the property. To find out who supplies the gas to your new home, phone the meter number helpline on 0870 608 1524

Make sure you vote

Keep your right to vote when you move home. Register here.

Say hello to your new neighbours

Introduce yourself to your neighbours and become part of a community.

If you’re a bit shy, just pop a note through the door to introduce yourself. Looking to break the ice? Why not ask when the bins are collected.

If you have any queries or concerns once you have moved into your new home, check out the different ways you can contact us.

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