Automated Home 2.0 – #02 The Checklists We Used to Move House

Moving House - Checklist

Although there’s no tech here (next time we’ll be checking out what tech is good enough to take to the new build) hopefully these are practical lists for anyone planning a house move.

We’re managing the entire new build project so far using a Google Sheets multi-tab spreadsheet and the move was no different. Here’s what we had in that tab…

Month Before Move

  • Get in touch with removal company
  • Finish clearing the loft
  • Start packing (source cardboard boxes, buy bubble wrap & brown tape)
  • Arrange Electrician to remove EV charger from Garage & inform OLEV
  • Cancel Sky TV (BT, Virgin etc)
  • Remove Ring Doorbell
  • Remove all Z-Wave, Hue, HomeKit, Alexa, Google Home, Global Cache, Xantech modules etc
  • Label switches & Node Zero items for new owners
  • Arrange with Council for collection of old mattresses & appliances (Tumble Drier)
  • Remove all CCTV Cameras
  • Label all keys & Garage Door remotes etc for new owners
  • Talk to insurance company about moving house contents insurance to new address
  • Inform BT of move date
  • Gather manuals into a file for new owners
  • Create handover document for new owners, including…
    • Operating the heating system
    • Operating Range, Washing Machine & Dish Washer
    • Print off CAT5 cabling documents
    • Contact details for various system engineers
    • Heating Oil / Gas supplier
    • Solar System Grant details
    • Satellite Dish & Cables
    • Broadband / WiFi / Phone
    • Data Network details
  • Order MoonPig welcome card 🙂

Welcome Card

Week of Move

  • Arrange for window cleaner to do final clean
  • Remove hose pipe reel from back door
  • Remove NAS & Plex Server
  • Remove Draytek Router & Replace with BT’s unit
  • Remove Unifi WiFi Sytem
  • Remove Smappee Energy Monitor & Clamps
  • Final Cut of Grass, remove robot mowers and charging docks.
  • Post key to estate agent ready for completion date
  • Final deep clean

Day of Move

  • Meter readings for Electric Import / Export / Solar ROCs / Gas etc
  • Transfer Solar System ROCs to new owners
  • Phone Rates / Council Tax and inform of move
  • Inform power company about change to wayleave arrangement
  • Change app logins over to new owner for heating / solar etc
  • Leave Out Welcome card, Flowers, Prosecco etc

Contact Details to pass to New Owners

  • Window Cleaner
  • Aga Service Engineer
  • Boiler Engineer
  • Septic Tank Emptying Service
  • Honeywell evohome Installer
  • Source for Logs for wood burner
  • Heating Oil
  • Hedge Cutting

Notify Change of Address

We’re still thinking of new stuff to add to our new address notification list, but here’s the most up to date one we’re working on…

  • Start Royal mail Redirect Service
  • Email Friends & Relatives
  • Banks
  • Building Society
  • Card Companies
  • Pensions
  • Solicitors
  • Car Lease Company
  • Shares & Bonds
  • Schools
  • Medical Insurers
  • Car Insurers
  • House Insurers
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Opticians
  • Employers
  • Inland Revenue
  • Social Security
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Gym
  • Mobile Phone
  • Electoral Roll
  • Driving License
  • DVLA – car
  • Sky / BT / Virgin / Netflix
  • Loyalty Cards
  • eBay
  • Amazon
  • PayPal

We hope you find these lists useful. Have you any tips or tricks to help smooth out the moving progress? Let us know in the comments below.

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