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 150 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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