Packing pointers – Clear out unwanted items. Have a garage sale. Get rid of fire hazards like paint, petrol, and gas cylinders. Empty fuel from mowers, clippers, trimmers and so on. Clothes if you don’t you need them all, charity shops may want them. Separate your books disposable, family reading, valuable.
Check all electrical goods, make sure they work for your new place. Arrange to have mail forwarded. Arrange 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.
Keep passports separate so they are not packed. Want to take the car? Check on import regulations and the duty payable. With regards to 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.