Top 20 Tips

Top 20 Tips

Work through the following moving tips. The higher you go, the closer you are to the move! More detailed explanations can be found under the most frequently asked questions.

  1. Clear out unwanted goods - hold a garage sale.
     
  2. Get rid of flammables - paint, petrol, gas cylinders.
     
  3. Empty fuel from mowers, clippers, strimmers and so on.
     
  4. Clothes - do you need them all? Charity shops may want them.
     
  5. Separate books - disposable, family reading, valuable.
     
  6. Check all electrical goods - will they work in the new home?
     
  7. Start making up your change of address list.
     
  8. Arrange to have mail forwarded.
     
  9. Agree termination date for electricity, gas, oil, telephone and other main suppliers, and ask for bills to be made out.
     
  10. If you are taking electrical goods such as a stereo, check the loft to see if you still have their original boxes.
     
  11. Have rugs cleaned.
     
  12. If you have children, separate cherished toys to travel with you.
     
  13. Round up personal documentation - marriage/birth certificates, driving licences and so on.
     
  14. Keep passports separate so they are not packed.
     
  15. Want to take the car? Check on import regulations and the duty payable.
     
  16. To say nothing of family pets - make sure vaccinations and documentation are up to date.
     
  17. Will your new home be ready? If not, you need to arrange temporary storage.
     
  18. Shops, schools, theatre, life styles - it's never too early to find out about your new home. Go to the Internet or contact your local embassy for information. Many movers can supply you with country information.
     
  19. Start running down freezer stocks.
     
  20. Arrange your finances - close or transfer bank accounts, savings accounts and so on.