Top tips when moving home

Thinking of moving house? Did you know moving home is the third most stressful thing you can do in life? Moving home doesn’t have to be stressful. We’ve come up with a list of top tips to help you stay organised and make your move run smoothly. Use the list below to ensure you have everything prepared for your move in plenty of time.

Tip 1 – Keep cupboard doors open

In the days up to and on moving day keep your cupboard doors open to ensure you have packed everything.

Tip 2 – Book a removal company

In partnership with Oriel Lifestyle, our specialist low cost packing and removals team can move you and your contents from home to home.

Click here to find out more or contact us at or 0151 290 7891 (Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm). Don’t forget to book the days needed off work.

Tip 3 – Declutter before packing your belongings

Before even attempting to pack, you should decide what to throw out, donate or sell.

Tip 4 – Label your boxes

Label your boxes with which room they’re meant to go to, and a description of what’s inside. Put these labels on the top and side of the box so you know what’s inside when they’re stacked.

Tip 5 – Take photos

Photograph the wires at the back of your television.  It’s a great way to keep track of what goes where when you’re putting everything back together in your new house.

Tip 6 – Pack a handy box

Pack the things you use every day and night in a separate bag and keep this with you at all times. Items such as medicine, face cream, toothbrush, toilet roll, change of clothes, phone chargers etc. will all come in handy.

Tip 7 – Protect your flooring

Flatten some cardboard boxes and lay them down to protect your flooring.

Tip 8 – Stock light bulbs

Ensure you have a stock of light bulbs. You don’t want to have to go to the shops mid-move or not notice until suddenly it’s too dark in your room.

Tip 9 – Update your address

Start changing your address with your bank, doctors and dentist before you move. You can also divert any mail going to your old address with the Royal Mail for a small fee.


Top tips when moving into your new home

Here’s some handy top tips to help you make your move run smoothly when you move into your new home. #movinghometips

Tip 1 – Visit your new area

You should have visited the area a few times before planning the move, but once the removal company is booked and you’ve started packing, go and spend the weekend at your new area, checking out the local pubs and shops.

Tip 2 – TV and telephones

Television aerials are your responsibility, unless you live in a flat with a communal area where a service charge applies – we are not responsible for previous installations of telephone, satellite and TV media packages.

Tip 3 – Blinds and Flooring

We can provide and fit roller and vertical blinds in a variety of styles, patterns and colours to suit your home and budget. We also offer an extensive selection of affordably priced, quality carpets, laminates and vinyl flooring in a variety of styles, colours and patterns.

Click here to find out more or contact us at or 0151 290 7891 (Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm).

Tip 4 – Bin collection

Find out what days your bins are collected.

Tip 5 – Utility bills and meter readings

Don’t forget to take the meter readings when you move into your new home. Then you’ll know you’re not being billed for the previous owner’s usage.

We’ll ensure that your home is safe for you to move into and conduct gas and electricity safety checks. Note you are responsible for setting up utility accounts in your name for your new home. This includes your gas, electricity and water. When you move in you’ll automatically be switched to our energy supplier, Spark; one of the most competitive tariffs available for tenants and a popular supplier with homeowners too.

Tip 6 – Register to vote

Remember if you’re not registered, you won’t be able to vote. 

Tip 7 – Check Council Tax Band

If you’re moving to a new area, you’ll need to set up a new account. Check with your local authority for more details about your council tax band.

Tip 8 – Claiming Council Tax Support/Reduction

As Council Tax support/reduction is not a benefit that is included in Universal Credit it is your responsibility to ensure you make a claim to your Local Authority to claim Council Tax Reduction.

Visit for more money saving advice.

Tip 9 – Furniture

All our general needs properties are let unfurnished. There are a number of furniture projects run by local charities and voluntary organisations offering second-hand furniture at a low cost. Find out more at


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