Checklist

Countdown to moving day!

When you’re moving home internationally there seems to be an endless list of things to think about and organise. Here’s a helpful list to remind you.

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5-6 weeks before moving:

  • Check that your passports and visas are valid
  • Check whether any permits are required e.g. for residency, work or vehicles
  • Check your travel documents and tickets
  • Collate all your personal documents e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates and medical records
  • Advise your solicitor, bank, doctor, dentist, insurance company, building society
  • Cancel subscriptions to clubs and magazines
  • Notify Schools
  • Obtain invoices for new purchases (for customs import facilities)

3-4 weeks before:

  • Complete the¬†Beazleys insurance form
  • Dispose of the items you don’t want to ship
  • Supply a contact number in the UK for after you have moved
  • Supply your overseas contact address and phone number
  • Ask for final accounts for gas, water and electricity
  • Complete all outstanding credit agreements
  • Cancel all rental agreements
  • Run down stocks of food and drink
  • Confirm your removal date with Beazleys

1-2 weeks before

  • Arrange for mail to be forwarded
  • Clean garden tools, bicycles, etc
  • Arrange care for children and pets on moving day
  • Arrange for mains services to be disconnected
  • Advise your newsagent and milkman and pay their final accounts
  • Empty lockers at school and work
  • Return or retrieve any items on loan
  • Drain fuel from motor mowers
  • Dispose of plants and perishable food

1-2 days before

  • Separate all personal items which are to travel with you e.g. keys, documents, passports, tickets, certificates, currency, clothing, etc
  • Disconnect, clean and dry any electrical appliances that you wish to ship
  • Arrange with neighbours to leave sufficient parking space for the removal vehicle

On Moving Day

  • Remain on hand in case the packers have any questions
  • Check all rooms, cupboards, walls, loft, garage and shed to make sure nothing has been left behind.

And finally, try and relax and let Beazleys do the work!

Notification Checklist

In summary, here’s a list of organisations and people you may need to notify of your move:

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • House insurance company
  • Car insurance company
  • Electricity Board
  • Water Board
  • Gas Board
  • Telephone company
  • Internet provider
  • Bank
  • Post Office
  • Building Society
  • Inland Revenue
  • School/college
  • Local council
  • Library
  • Motor organisation
  • Milkman
  • Newsagent/magazine subscription
  • Sports/social club
  • Satellite/cable TV provider
  • Church/place of worship
  • Vet

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