Planning is the key to a successful relocation. We always say that. If you start planning the move six months before, you will have a stress-free relocation. Here is our second checklist on how to plan your relocation.

1 Month Ago

  • Cancel accounts for your cable, internet, telephone, and other similar utilities
  • Give you new adders to your passport office, Pension Company and commercial bank
  • Book the movers and start packing your stuff. Sell the left overs or unwanted items or give them to a charity shop.
  • Pay off any outstanding debts.
  • Redirect all your posts or mail to a friend or relative.

1 Week Ago

  • Cancel any newspaper, milk or any similar subscriptions.
  • Buy some currency for each destination if you are moving abroad.
  • Sell your car, bike, van or any other transport you won’t need. Cancel your car insurance.
  • Ensure that your belongings are on the way to your new address.

1 Day ago

  • Make sure that the transport to the airport is organized and will arrive in plenty of time for the flight.
  • Pack small gifts to amuse young children on the flight
  • Get good sleep.

Settling in

  • Contact people back home to let them know that you have arrived safely.
  • Inform your new employer to confirm you have arrived.
  • Register your children at a local school and arrange to meet your children’s new teachers. Ensure that they are fine with the relocation.
  • Find a local doctor and dentist. Identify a reliable plumber, electrician, and mechanic in your area.
  • Take a few days to get over the journey and explore the area.
  • Get a landline installed and set up internet access. Set up a standing order for utilities.

Another important tip, moving on your own is a bad idea. Why take the trouble and get stressed when there are movers to do the job for you? Make sure to hire a mover.

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