Preparing To Move

Below is a list of people who you may wish to tell that you are moving. It is also possible to have mail redirected internationally; you can obtain details of this from your local Post Office.

  • IMG_0010[1]AA, RAC, etc.
  • Bank
  • Book clubs
  • Building societies
  • Clubs
  • Cable companies
  • Credit card companies
  • Doctor/Dentist
  • Driving License
  • Electricity Board
  • Gas Board
  • H.P. companies
  • Insurers/Insurance Brokers
  • Inland Revenue
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Mobile Phones
  • Milkman
  • Newsagent
  • Premium Bonds
  • Pools agent
  • Pension/Child Benefit
  • Schools/Colleges
  • Stockbroker
  • Rating Authorities
  • Telecom
  • TV Licence
  • Work/Office Colleagues and friends

If you are moving abroad permanently then some organisations will refund any subscriptions. For example, TV Licence, Council Tax, etc.

Packing Hints and Tips

If you are doing your own packing, then please ensure that the containers you use are strong enough to permit stacking in the van without harming the contents. Ensure each container is full but not filled above its top level, which prevents sealing and stacking.

Do not make the cartons too heavy to lift. Half fill these cartons with heavy items and top up with lighter ones.

Clearly label the cartons with what room you want them placed in and their contents.

Self-Assembly Furniture

This is not made to be moved whole. If you are disassembling it then it is necessary to remove all dowels etc. to prevent damage.

Attics and Lofts

Please ensure the contents are sorted and placed in a convenient room.


Clothing already on hangers can remain on them, as we will provide special wardrobe cartons for packing and moving. Clothing in chests of drawers can generally stay in them.

Bedding and Linen in Chests

Providing they are not too heavy, leave them full.

China, Glass, Ornaments and Books

Pack books in small, strong cartons. Books should be packed up right where possible. The golden rule is fill the carton but don’t make it too heavy.

With china, use plenty of paper and tissue. Start with one corner of a carton, wrap and stack dinner plates in that corner, stack bowls saucers and side plates in the other corners to make a level, fill the rest of the carton with glasses, tea cups or fragile items. Again, use plenty of paper, put heavy items on the bottom and lighter or fragile items on the top.


Ensure any packets, jars, bottles etc. are sealed and taped.


Ensure fridges and freezers are empty and cleaned to prevent unpleasant odours. Washing machines should be moved with transit bars fitted.

Garages and Sheds

These should be sorted in advance of the moving day; any rubbish discarded, tools cleaned and bundled together.

Any flammable substances, old tins of paint, creosote, paraffin, petrol gas bottles or other flammable items cannot be carried.