Things to do when you move into a new house

19th September 2023 by Metro Removals

Will you soon be moving house? If so, you may be wondering what exactly you need to do. You might know you need to transfer your utilities such as gas and electricity, but have you let DVLA know your new address or registered with a new GP? There’s a lot to think about when relocating and it can be easy to forget to complete key tasks. Read our checklist of things to do when you move into a new house now. 

Arrange postal redirection 

One of the first things to do when you move into a new house is to arrange redirection of your post. Setting up a temporary mail redirection service with the Royal Mail ensures that you receive any mail sent to your old address. This means you won’t need to worry about important documents and bills failing to reach you at your new property. 

Notify relevant institutions of your new address Metro Removals packing tape

As well as updating your address with Royal Mail, there are several other institutions and organised you need to inform. These include Government agencies like HMRC, DWP and the DVLA, financial providers like banks and credit card companies, and utility providers like gas, electricity and water. 

Assess your home’s security 

When you move into a new home, we strongly recommend evaluating its security. As well as changing the locks on doors, you may also want to check that the property’s security features like alarm systems are set up properly. Making sure your home is as secure as possible can help prevent theft and protect your family’s safety. 

Update your home insurance 

Don’t forget to update your home insurance when moving home. This is essential for ensuring that your coverage reflects your new living situation accurately and that you’re adequately covered. Don’t delay updating your home insurance – doing so could leave you uncovered, giving no protection should the worst occur. 

Register with a GP 

Registering with a GP when moving to a new house is essential for maintaining your health and well-being. You’ll have access to consistent medical care, which is important for receiving regular check-ups and addressing any health issues. Having a GP can also provide you with peace of mind that you’ll have medical assistance should you need it. 

Enrol children in local schools 

If you have children, one of the first steps to take when you move home will be to enrol them in local schools. Whilst this might sound like a relatively easy task, keep in mind that you’ll need to do plenty of research to ensure you choose suitable establishments. Look into their academic performance, reputation, facilities and extracurricular activities. There’s a lot to consider when enrolling your children in new schools. 

Explore the area 

Exploring the local area after moving to a new home can be hugely exciting, and a way to familiarise yourself with your surroundings. We recommend going for walks around your neighbourhood or taking bike rides or leisurely drives to nearby areas. You could also visit shops, cafes and restaurants to give you an idea of what’s available and show your support for local businesses. Attending community events can also be a good idea, especially if you’re looking to meet new people in the area.

Removals in Market HarboroughMeet the neighbours 

One of the most important things to do when you move into a new house is to meet your neighbours. This is important for establishing connections and feeling more integrated into the community. Whilst introducing yourself to new people can feel daunting, it doesn’t have to be a challenging task. When you see your neighbours outside, simply say hello and give them a friendly smile. Moving to a new area can be a lot easier once you start to make new friends in your neighbourhood. 


Giving your home a good clean soon after moving in is generally a good idea. This is true even if the previous owners or tenants have already cleaned it. Cleaning ensures that the space is fresh, comfortable, and to your own standards before you start unpacking and settling in. Not only does cleaning ensure that surfaces are sanitised and free from germs, dust and allergens, but it allows you to move in with a fresh slate ready to enjoy your new life. 

Home removals in Uppingham 

Now you know the top things to do when you move into a new house, you may be looking to hire a removals company in Uppingham. If so, look no further than Metro Removals. We have been helping local people move home for many years. This has given us a huge amount of experience as well as a fantastic reputation throughout the area. We can handle every aspect of your move, from professionally packing up all your possessions to moving them safely and securely to your new home.

Moving everything you own to a new house can be a mammoth task. That’s why it makes so much sense to have a reputable removals company on hand to assist you. We’ve dealt with house moves of all sizes over the years, moving people to and from all areas of the country and even overseas in some cases. Whatever your requirements, you can feel confident that Metro can provide a first-class service that you can rely on. 

Contact us 

To arrange removals in Uppingham, get in touch with our friendly team today. You can reach us by either calling us on 01536 688 149 or 01858 790 000 or sending us a message via our website. We’re on hand to discuss your removal requirements with you and arrange for a pre-move survey to be carried out so that we can provide a competitive quote for our services.

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