Service & Info. Before your moving starts.

Simply print out the checklist below make sure you've covered your bases.

As early as possible before your move:

  • If you rent your current property, allow enough time to give notice to your current landlord. You will find further information in your lease.
  • Over the years you generally collect broken or unwanted items in the cellar, the attic or the garage.
  • Don’t forget to dispose of these items before you leave, and recycle where you can.
  • Prepare a list of items that you will be taking with you.
  • If needed, apply for a parking permit for your van or truck.

3 weeks before the move:

  • You should contact the following and advise them of your moving date and new address: employer, DVLA, tax office, bank, credit card companies, loan providers, insurance, telephone provider, mobile telephone provider, television provider, cable/satellite company, doctors, dentist, opticians, vet, school, library, gym and any other social groups, subscriptions, professional bodies.
  • Get everything you need to pack your items: Boxes, parcel tape, large bags, sheets and perhaps old newspapers.

1 week before the move:

  • Inform neighbours and other tenants about your move so that they are prepared for any possible noise.
  • Spare young children and animals the stress of the move by arranging for them to stay with family or friends.
  • Ask around to find people willing to help you move.

1 to 3 days before the move:

  • Block a parking site for your Sixt vehicle.
  • Keep any tools handy that you may need for your move - screwdriver, hammer etc.

Moving day:

  • Collect your reserved van or truck from your local Sixt branch.
  • Arrange with your helpers how you want to organise the move and how the vehicle should be loaded.
  • You can get further tips on how to organise your move on our Moving Tips page.
  • Remember to think about feeding your helpers - moving makes for hungry work!

When moving there are plenty of people to contact and things to do.

Here is a list of what you can do before your move.