Things to do when moving house


Things to do when moving house

Together the self-storage team at Hills Group have put together a useful checklist for when you take the plunge and move home. This is a big task so it’s important to stay organised and on top of things to make sure the process runs as smoothly as possible.


  •  Notify friends and family of your new address
    The first thing you should do when you know you’re moving is tell your friends and family so they can update their records. You should also notify any businesses or services that you use of your change of address.


  •  Declutter and clear out your old property
    Before you start packing up your belongings, it’s a good idea to have a clear out. This way you can get rid of anything you don’t need or want and lighten the load – both physically and emotionally!


  • Create a packing plan
    Once you know what you’re taking with you, it’s time to start packing. But before you do, it’s worth creating a packing plan so you know what goes where. This will make unpacking at the other end much easier and less stressful.


  • Pack an essentials box
    This is a really important tip! Pack a box with all the things you’ll need on your first night and day in your new home. This could include toiletries, a change of clothes, towels, bedding, snacks and drinks, and anything else you might need.


  • Hire a professional moving company
    If you’re not lucky enough to have friends or family who can help you move, then it’s worth hiring a professional moving company. They will be able to safely and securely move your belongings for you so you don’t have to lift a finger!


  • Get a quote for Self Storage
    If you need to declutter your home before putting it on the market, or if you need somewhere to store your belongings during the moving process, then self-storage is a great solution. At Hills Group, we have a range of self-storage units to suit all needs and budgets. Get in touch today to find out more and get a quote. With Self Storage from 10sq ft to 250sq ft, we are confident we have the right solution for you.


  • Book time off work
    Moving house is a big task, so it’s important to make sure you have enough time to get everything done. Booking time off work will give you the flexibility to take


Once you are finally on your property!

  • Change your address with the post office
    You can do this online, and it will redirect your post for a set period of time – usually around three months. This is really important so you don’t miss any important mail!


  • Contact your Utility supplier
    You will need to let your gas, electric and water suppliers know that you are moving. This is important so you can get your utilities set up in your new home, and so you don’t get charged for someone else using them at your old property. You can use websites like to compare energy suppliers and find the best deal for you. Utilities such as TV, broadband and phone can usually be transferred to your new address with just a phone call.


  • Update your TV Licence
    If you have a TV licence, you will need to update your address so that it is registered to your new home. You can do this easily online.


  • Get to know your new neighbourhood
    One of the best things about moving house is getting to explore a new area. Once you’re settled in, take some time to walk around and get to know your surroundings. Check out the local shops, parks, and restaurants, and say hello to your new neighbours!


Useful Tip** Clean your new property before you move
You have finally got the keys! This will make the process much easier and less stressful. Having a nice clean home the moment you move in will make you feel amazing!

We hope you found this moving house checklist useful. Moving home can be a big task, but if you stay organised and on top of things it will all run smoothly in the end. And don’t forget, if you need self-storage during the process, Hills Group are here to help! Get in touch today for a quote.

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