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Relocation planning checklist Sunday 25th September 2011

Relocation planning checklist

1.     Parking - arrange a parking space for our removal vehicles at the new address. Do not leave it for last minute.

2.     Landlord/Tenant - inform your landlord about your planned moving date.

3.     Bank - notify your bank about changing addresses and check where the nearest branch is. Maybe it is no longer comfortable to have your account in this bank.

4.     Insurance - notify your insurance companies: motor, life, home, etc.

5.     Driving License - send an appropriate part of your license and send it to DVLC.

6.     Post Office - let your post office know about the new address about 7 days before moving. You must do it over the counter.

7.     Schools - find new school for your children, register them and let the old school know about the leaving date.

8.     Inland Revenue - notify your local tax office.

9.     National Insurance/ DSS Benefits - notify your DSS office.

10.  TV license - contact your TV Licensing and transfer your license to the new address.

11.  Doctor - notify your current doctor about changes and find a new closer one.

12.  Subscriptions - contact all organizations/companies to which you subscribe and tell them the new address.

13.  Vehicle License - send relevant documents with your new address.

14.  Mobile Phones - about two weeks before moving contact your providers (do not forget internet) and let them know the date and address of the new house.

15.  .Library - find the nearest library and register. Cancel your existing account with the old one.

16.  Items on Loan - check if there is anything you should give back before leaving.

17.  Standing Orders - notify all the companies from which you are taking a loan or have a hire purchase agreement.

18.  Packing Materials/Boxes - if you are going to do the packing on your own, order all the required materials a month before. You can pack your stuff step by step and label it. There is no need to leave it for the last day.

19.  Council Tax - notify appropriate authorities in both addresses.

20.  Inform Friends/Family - the easiest one to forget? Maybe mass mail is not a bad idea in this case?

  1. Cleaning - if you are going to have your houses cleaned, make sure you have arranged it before.
  2. Back up all your computer files on a disk. Consider taking all back up files disks with you in the car. Exposure to extreme temperatures can damage your software.
  3. Decide what items you want to take with you in your new home. If you decide to dispose of items that you don't need you could donate them to a charity.