Personal checklist

  • Family

  • Employer

  • Friends

Financial checklist

  • Current account

  • Credit cards

  • Savings accounts

  • Pension

  • Home insurance

  • Car insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Travel insurance

  • Other insurance

  • Hire purchase providers

  • Student Loans Company

  • Loyalty cards

  • Share register

  • Premium bonds

What insurance do you need for your new home?

It depends on your whether you own or rent your property:

Here is how to work out what home insurance you need.

Utilities checklist

  • Water

  • Gas

  • Electricity

  • Landline

  • TV Licence

  • Digital TV

  • Broadband

  • Mobile phone

Government checklist

  • HMRC/Inland Revenue

  • Local council

  • Electoral register

  • Child benefit

Motoring checklist

  • DVLA

  • Vehicle registration

  • Breakdown cover

  • Car finance (if applicable)

Health checklist

  • Doctor

  • Dentist

  • Optician

  • Vet

Entertainment checklist

  • Film/TV rental

  • Gym/sports clubs

  • Newsagent

  • Magazine subscriptions


  • Library

  • Solicitor

  • Trade unions/professional bodies

  • Schools

  • College/universities

  • Pet micro-chipping services

  • Milkman

  • Cleaner

  • Window cleaner

  • Gardener

  • Charities you support

How to set up a Royal Mail redirect

Although it costs money to redirect your post, it is worthwhile because it helps protect your identity and stops important documents (like new bank cards) falling into the wrong hands.

You also get the peace of mind of knowing that you aren't missing out on any vital correspondence.

Even if you are confident you have given your new address to everyone who will want to get in touch, it is still easy for one or two to slip through the net.

You can find out how to set up a redirection and the cost by visiting the Royal Mail website.