Your moving house checklist

So you're finally ready to move into your new home. The stress is nearly over – the end is in sight. With so many things to remember when you move home, even the most organised of us can forget something along the way. We've made this moving house checklist to help keep the stress to a minimum, so you can cut straight to moving in party.

 

Take EDF Energy with you

We'll do everything we can to make your move as seamless as possible when it comes to your energy supply. We can tell you who currently supplies your new home before you move in and set up your new account.

We can also tell you if you have a smart meter or prepayment meter. We'll also make sure your final bill form your former home is sent to your new one using your closing meter reads. Just go to MyAccount and tell us you're moving.

 

Tell everyone you're moving

Seems pretty obvious but it's worth checking. Make sure you tell your bank, doctor and dentist and (if you have pets) your vet will also need to be notified.

These are very important but often get forgotten:

 

  • The electoral register
  • DVLA (Driving and Vehicle License Authority)
  • HMRC

 

Redirect your mail

Make sure correspondence and subscriptions find you in your new home with Royal Mail Redirection.

 

Notify the following:

Household utilities

  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Cable/satellite/broadband
  • Home phone
  • Mobile phone
  • Council tax
  • Boiler/heating maintenance*
  • TV licence

*Some tariffs actually come with heating insurance – such as our Energy+BoilerCare tariff. This gives you six months free protect and keeps you and the family cosy all winter!

Financial companies

  • Bank
  • Building society
  • Savings accounts
  • Credit/store cards
  • Loan companies

 

Insurance services

  • Building and contents
  • Car
  • Vehicle breakdown cover
  • Health
  • Life
  • Pet

 

Work and education

  • Employer
  • School/college/university

 

De-clutter

Moving house is a great opportunity to get rid of unwanted items and make some extra money by selling them through eBayGumtree or Shpock. Who doesn't need extra cash when moving?

 

On moving day

Moving house is expensive enough without parking tickets. Make sure you check parking restrictions and if necessary, order permits for your removal van.

Take pictures of your gas and electricity meter readings at your old place and your new home. Contacting your energy company might not be top of the list to do on moving day, but it's a great way to log this information. Let your energy supplier know so that you get correct billing for both places.

Did you know that if you have a smart meter you don't need to take meter reading ever? So when you move out of a place, you'll always get billed the correct amount. Find out more with our guide to smart meters and check out our home buyers guide for energy.

If you're an existing EDF Energy customer and are staying with us after your move, contact us when you move in so we can set up your new account.

 

You think you've told everyone you're moving but what about:

  • Your online accounts (eg supermarkets and other shopping accounts)
  • Professional bodies (such as your trade union)
  • Pension provider
  • HMRC
  • Loyalty cards
  • Hire purchase/rental companies
  • Premium Bonds
  • Subscriptions
  • Optician
  • Cleaner/milkman/window cleaner
  • Solicitor
  • Accountant
  • Household insurance for your building and contents

 

And finally...

Make sure you know where your new home's burglar and smoke alarms are and remember to find out when your next bin and recycling collections are.

You can download and print your own moving house checklist here.

 


Have you thought about your tariff?

Moving home is the perfect opportunity to assess whether you're on the right tariff. Switching tariffs can save you money, so make sure you're thinking about what's best for you in your new place.

Check out our range of tariffs.

Want to be more sustainable with your energy tariff? Our Blue tariff range offers low-carbon energy for your home, with a tariff option to suit everyone.