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Utility companies – gas, electricity, water, telephone, internet, TV Licence – it doesn’t automatically move home when you do
Banks – building society, credit cards, loans, savings, investments, pension, home insurance
Local council (council tax), HMRC, employers, children’s schools, DVLA - car insurance, driving licence, vehicle registration document
Subscriptions – magazines, sports clubs, charities, memberships to English Heritage/National Trust etc
Doctors, dentists, opticians
Loyalty cards, mobile phone companies
The list is long (and this isn’t everything), so leave yourself enough time to deal with each item and make sure you’ve a pen handy to note down who you speak to in case there’s a query later on.
Keep a separate box with passports and important documents in it. Make sure you’ve got enough tea, coffee, milk and biscuits to keep you and your movers going during the day – and don’t pack the kettle!