Moving Tips

    • Clear out unwanted goods – hold a garage sale.
    • Get rid of flammables – paint, petrol, gas cylinders.
    • Empty fuel from mowers, clippers, trimmers and so on.
    • Clothes – do you need them all? Charity shops may want them.
    • Separate books – disposable, family reading, valuable.
    • Check all electrical goods – will they work in the new home?
    • Start making up your change of address list.
    • Arrange to have mail forwarded.
    • Agree termination date for electricity, gas, oil, telephone and other main suppliers.
    • If you are taking electrical goods such as a stereo, see if you still have their original boxes.
    • Have rugs cleaned.
    • If you have children, separate cherished toys to travel with you.
    • Round up personal documentation – marriage/birth certificates, driving licenses and so on.
    • Keep passports separate so they are not packed.
    • Want to take the car? Check on import regulations and the duty payable.
    • To say nothing of family pets – make sure vaccinations and documentation are up to date.
    • Will your new home be ready? If not, you need to arrange temporary storage.
    • Shops, schools, theaters, life styles – it’s never too early to find out about your new home.
    • Start running down freezer stocks.
    • Arrange your finances – close or transfer bank accounts, savings accounts and so on, if necessary.

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