Check list

This is a guide for you, we hope it helps. Obviously every moving situation is different, but hopefully this gives you some useful information.

Six weeks before the move:

  • If your accommodation is rented, notify your landlord.
  • Check your home insurance covers you from your moving date.
  • If you need storage space, book this now.
  • Advise your utility companies.
  • Organise possessions that you no longer require. If you will need new furniture, carpets etc. place the order and arrange a delivery date.

Two weeks before the move:

  • If you are packing yourself start to sort non-essential items, such as books and clothes etc.
  • De-register from your doctor, dentist and optician. Register with new healthcare providers.
  • Inform the Bank, DVLA, National Insurance, Inland Revenue, EU Health Insurance, Passport Office, Council, TV Licensing and TV viewing provider.
  • Arrange for your mail to be re-directed.
  • Advise your milkman and newsagents of the last day for delivery.
  • If you need your children and/or pets to be looked after during the move, arrange this now.
  • Send out change of address details to all of your contacts.
  • Arrange a collection time for keys to your property.
  • Do any light fittings need to be disconnected?

Day before the Move:

  • Drain your houseplants.
  • Defrost the fridge and freezer.
  • Remove the fuel from lawnmowers and other power equipment.