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  • googler
    googler Posts: 16,103 Forumite
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    ztan wrote: »
    I've been busy making a list of all the people we need to tell about our address changing... so far my list has

    Here's the ones you listed and more;

    Banks (High Street and Online)
    Book or Music Club Subscriptions
    Broadband Supplier
    Building Society
    Burglar Alarm Servicing or Monitoring
    Car Insurer, Car Clubs (AA, RAC etc)
    Cleaners, Ironing Service, etc.
    Clubs – Rotary, Community, Sports etc.
    Council (both old & new) - Council Tax Department
    Council – cancel any Parking Permits
    Credit Card(s) Provider
    Electricity, Gas & other Utility Suppliers
    e-mail provider(s)
    Family & Friends
    Hire Purchase Companies
    Hospital, if you attend regularly
    Household Insurance Supplier – Building and Contents
    Home Phone Supplier
    Inland Revenue, or HMRC
    Internet Service Provider (ISP)
    Life Assurance Supplier
    Loan or Credit Companies
    Magazine Subscriptions
    Milkman – cancel deliveries
    Mobile Phone Supplier
    Newsagent – cancel paper deliveries
    Online Retailers (Amazon, eBay, Paypal, Play, etc)
    Optician, Hairdresser, other Beauty/Health professionals
    Pension Providers
    Royal Mail – set up your re-direction service for 3/6/12 mths
    Satellite or Cable TV Supplier
    Servicing Contractors (Boiler, CH, other Appliances)
    Schools & Nurseries, Childminders, Babysitters
    Stores or Chains with discount or club cards
    TV Licencing Office
    Vet, Kennels, Cattery
    Window Cleaner

    and, as someone also pointed out, if you hold Power of Attorney for anyone, or are named in anyone's Will, consider notifications required here.
  • googler
    googler Posts: 16,103 Forumite
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    In the box for the kitchen on moving day;

    Cups / Mugs (maybe disposables; if not....)
    Washing-up liquid / Washcloth / Towel
    Tea / Tea bags
    Milk or Dairy Cartons
    Sweeteners or Sugar
    Energy Drinks
    Soft Drinks
    Biscuits, Buns, Cakes, Sandwiches
    Napkins / Tissues / Kitchen Towel
    Hand Cleaning Gel / Wipes
    Wind-up Torch
    Bin Bags
  • sharon7_2
    sharon7_2 Posts: 176 Forumite
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    Can anyone recommend what size boxes to buy? Seen so many on ebay that it's overwhelming. Was looking at: LARGE SUPER STRONG DOUBLE WALL CARDBOARD BOXES 18 x 12 x 12" but not sure and don't want to make a mistake. What size boxes do you get from removal companies?
  • Unitoons
    Unitoons Posts: 156 Forumite
    Sahron7 - We bought a pack from Argos - they have mixed sizes, bubble wrap and tape for various house sizes - worth a look even if it just gives you an idea of what to get elsewhere cheaper!
  • Tip for cat owners. Keep the last vacuum bin empty from your old house sealed somewhere. If cat gets out, or on first exploration, sprinkle it on garden and cat will recognise the familiar scent and where home is.

    Bedding - put pillows in middle of bed, untuck bottom sheet/mattress protector and fold over duvet and pillows, into a parcel. When you get to the new house, reverse process and bed is ready, no hunting for pillows, sheets etc.
  • AlexMac
    AlexMac Posts: 2,982 Forumite
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    Just a little tip for cat owners, if your new home has an open chimney block up the entrance until your cat has settled in. My aunties cat shot up her chimney and didnt come down until the early hours covered in soot.

    Just another TFCOs-
    if you have three cats and only 2 cat baskets don't be lazy like I was and think that as you're only moving a mile and as one cat is placid you can do it in one trip in the car....
    Never quite did get rid of the smell!
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