My hubby and I sat down and started a crude list of things 'to do' before we move to Oz and a few of you thought it would be a good idea to start a thread so we can all add our lists & give each other advice & ideas on them. Some of it is from Australia and New Zealand Magazine. My idea is to get as much stuff done and out the way as possible as I feel the last few months are going to be quite hectic and emotional.
Here goes...... it is just initial thoughts....
Could be done now :-
Check 2 years on passports
Quotes from shipping companies/storage
Quotes for flights
Work out route (we are thinking of maybe a bit of travelling on the way for a few weeks eg Thailand)
Look into temp accomodation England when we move out our flat
Look into temp/perm accomodation Oz
Valuations on flat (to let in our case) already been to estate agent today for rough idea
Preparing flat - ongoing!
Research - ongoing! Houses in Oz, Jobs, areas to live etc
Sort out paperwork eg licences, employment refs, qualifications, cv's, certificates
Sort finances out - ongoing! saving, banking etc
Medicals & police checks
Get rid of stuff we are not taking - car boot, friday ad, charity shops, freecycle, dump!
Check what we can take into Oz - ie no food, certain wooden items etc
Dentist/doctor handover files - in magazine?
Open Oz bank account
Book flights and shipping
Credit check to take to Oz - was in magazine, do we need to do this?
Update new address/temp address to companies etc
3 months bank statements - again in magazine?
insurance evidence - again in magazine?
sort out final bills and paperwork etc
arrange post - going to Oz or someone in UK temporarily?
Close surplus bank accounts
Anyway, looking forward to everyones input, I'm sure we've missed LOADS of stuff!