Your Moving Checklist

12 weeks before you move:
Chose your mover and signed the acceptance note
Sort through basement, loft and garage
Resolve what to do with prohibited items
Make proper provision for pets
Decide whether or not you are taking your car

10 weeks before your move:
Dispose of the things you don’t want to take

8 weeks before you move:
Start to prepare your mailing list of people who need your change of address
Notify banks, savings accounts, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, hire purchase and rental companies
Start to round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation
Apply for any necessary visas
Check that electrical goods will work in your new home

6 weeks before you move:
Separate favourite toys
Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date
Arrange for mail to be forwarded
Decide whether or not to buy any new household goods – check tax refunds

4 weeks before you move:
Decide which clothes travel with you
Start to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture
Agree on insurance value and terms with your mover
Make arrangements of connection of services at your new home
Return library books
Cancel deliveries, newspapers, subscriptions, etc.
Find new homes for your plants

7 days before your move:
Defrost the refrigerator/freezer
Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances
Separate luggage items you need for personal travel
Clean garden tools, bicycles and any other gardening equipment
Empty the fuel tanks of powered tools such as mowers
Check you have enough medication for at least two weeks, and ensure you have copies of any necessary prescriptions for use at destination
Collect travelers checks or local currency
Arrange for someone to look after the children on moving day

Moving day.
Relax!