Checklist for Relocation

If you are changing the town, finding a moving company to help you will be super cool. But more importantly, you should be prepared for the entire process. Here is the right checklist to use.

Prior To Relocation

  • Find the best moving company
  • Sell, trade in, or store your car.
  • Arrange for your mail to be redirected
  • Get new renting a mailbox.
  • Compile personal records and paperwork
  • Arrange documents into a secure travel file.
  • Redirected current prescriptions and medicinal supplies.
  • Pay all bills
  • Cancel subscriptions
  • Ensure any direct debits will be stopped
  • Organize private health and home insurance
  • Confirm temporary accommodation.
  • Set up a new bank account
  • Back up all the computer files.
  • Organize transportation to the airport.
  • Leave forwarding contact details

Arriving At Destination

  • Check into temporary accommodation.
  • Let your loved ones know that you arrived safely.
  • Set up a pre-paid mobile account.
  • Find the nearest internet service point.
  • Apply for tax file number
  • Open a bank account is still required.
  • Arrange for health insurance.
  • Contact potential employers/ set up job interviews.
  • Collect your pets from quarantine.

 Moving Into New Home

  • Set up all the utilities: phone, power, internet, etc.
  • Contact children’s new schools
  • Find a childcare provider
  • Arrange for kid’s progress report.
  • Introduce yourself to your new neighbors.
  • Look into social/ recreational centers/ activities in your area.
  • Purchase a car if required
  • Organize car registration and insurance.
  • Register with the local library.

 Documents To Keep When Travelling

  • Passports.
  • Birth certificates.
  • Marriage (and divorce) certificates.
  • Professional Qualifications and certificates
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Job and employment references.
  • Children’s school reports
  • Immunization reports and certificates.
  • Verification of your credit records.
  • Proof of no claim bonus – insurance purposes.
  • Copies of all your insurances.
  • Copy of Will and Testament.
  • Records of trusts
  • Records of companies you have operated.
  • Account and loan details.
  • Details of all your investments.
  • Backup files for your computer.

Relocating can be a great experience. It will help you to have a new experience or start a new life. Use this checklist to have a smooth one.

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