How we are dealing with COVID-19
In order to maintain our service to new and existing customers, we have taken the decision to suspend operations at selected branches, allowing us to consolidate operations at strategic regional branches and reduce the interaction of our colleagues. Throughout this time, our sales office will remain open to take calls between 8am and 12 midday.
Outside these times, please complete one of our online forms and we will come back to you ASAP.

Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist

Your first steps towards a trouble free move begins when you put together a ‘moving checklist’ of what needs to be done. Working through this list can help ensure that your move is as stress free as possible. The moving checklist below will cover a move within the UK to Europe or anywhere else in the World.

 

1. Before Moving Day

  • Confirm removal dates with White & Company
  • Sign, complete and return the agreement along with all supporting documentation
  • Book insurance at the declared value
  • Make arrangements to sell anything you don’t want, cars, furniture, etc.
  • Book flights and check luggage allowance with Travel Agent / Airline
  • Make arrangements for pets: Inoculations, Kennelling, Flights
  • Contact: Doctor, Dentist, Optician
  • Remember if moving overseas to get copies of your family’s medical history and prescription details if necessary.
  • Copy all personal papers: educational certificates; birth/marriage certificates; insurance policies; legal documentation; etc.
  • Transfer or set up new bank accounts.
  • Notify credit card companies.
  • Cancel any store cards.
  • Advise the relevant authorities you are leaving: NHS; HM Customs and Revenue; DVLC
  • Notify all policy companies: Insurance; Assurance; Investments; Etc.
  • Notify all service providers:
  • Bank
  • Doctors
  • Dentist
  • Optician
  • Vet
  • Telephone
  • Water
  • Gas
  • TV License
  • Passport Office
  • Send change of address cards to friends and family
  • Ask Post Office to re-route mail
  • Clear the loft
  • Put items you are not shipping into storage, sell or dispose of
  • Confirm the Pre-Move Survey inventory completed by the White & Company consultant to ensure the correct space allocation for your shipment.

 

2. One Week before Moving Day

 

  • Cancel milk/newspaper deliveries
  • Start running down contents of fridge / freezer
  • Arrange minders for children and pets on moving day
  • Find and label keys
  • Separate jewellery, trinkets and small items
  • Sort out linen and clothes
  • Clean all outdoor items

 

3. One Day before Moving Day

 

  • Take down curtains and/or blinds
  • Collect children’s toys
  • Defrost Freezer and Fridge
  • Pack your travel luggage
  • Identify and isolate items not to be part of your shipment

 

4. On Moving Day

 

  • Check meter readings and make a note of the readings to advise to the relevant suppliers
  • Pack essential items into your hand luggage
  • After removal team has emptied the house, check through to ensure everything has been removed
  • Switch off power and water
  • Hand keys over to Estate Agent

 

White & Company have over 145 years experience in removals storage and shipping. We reach every part of the UK, Europe and rest of the World. For further assistance and to arrange a quote contact your local branch for help and advice using the branch locator. Alternatively complete the form below with your details and we will contact you.






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