Moving Checklist

These tips and rules make moving easier!


Almost going to move? Yellow Move movers has decades of experience and knows exactly what needs to be organized, and when, in order to have a smooth move. This is the moving checklist of Yellow Move:

  • Make sure that, by international moving, your passport, driving license, keys, tickets and other important documents are separated at a place where they cannot be packed by the movers.
  • Moving a car? This can be done in many ways, by road, sea or air. By completing the application form you will get an indication of the possibilities.
  • Don’t forget to collect your medical records (doctor,/dentist/hospital/x-rays, etc.) for your new specialists at destination.
  • Tanks of lawn mowers, motorcycles, cars, oil lamps, fryers and gas bottles must be emptied by the owner before they will be packed.
  • Refrigerator and/or freezer must be switched off and be cleared out 24 hours before packing and at destination they should be only turned on 24 hours after it is put at its final place.
  • It is advisable to follow the transportation requirements of a computer, printer, scanner and other equipment according to the instructions as in the manual and make sure you make backup’s at all time. Any internal damage is not compensated by the insurance company.
  • A crash of a hard disk of the computer or losing data will not be reimbursed by the insurance company.
  • It is recommended not to pack, or let pack by the movers, any liquid products like wine, soft drinks, cooking stuff etc. with freezing weather. Damage caused by frost is not covered by the insurance.
  • Any leaks and damage due to opened packages of food, beverages and other liquids cannot be reimbursed by the insurance company.
  • In Europe, doors and windows can be smaller than in most other countries. Therefor keep in consideration that bringing, for example, a double bed base and/or mattress abroad could not fit.
  • Empty packing materials need to be stored clean, dry and flat and and must be ready for pick up, if agreed that this will be picked up by the moving company later then the delivery date.
  • Even the moving services of Yellow Move is of a very high level, it may not be expected that the moving staff has to wash the dishes or emptying ashtrays, garbage cans or washing machines, etc.
  • Moving a waterbed is no problem. Draining the water can be arranged by the moving company by a specialized company, but needs to be requested minimum 5 days prior to the packing date by the owner. Filling a waterbed must be organized by the owner himself. Leaks and/or stabilization plates which came loose, are not covered by the insurance company.
  • Moving garden and indoor plants is no problem. The family has to take care themselves that they are ready to be shipped, and be packed that way, that they do not leak or damage the mover and/or other goods or make them dirty.
  • Firewood can optionally be moved. Any damage caused by pests or moisture is not covered by the insurance company.
  • We advise you to place pets timely elsewhere. During the move doors and windows might be open for long periods, which can cause animals to panic and escape.
  • Make sure that the official brackets, for example for the washing machines, are on top of the machine where it belongs. Only then the mover will install it for transport. If these are not visibly presented it cannot be expected from the mover to look and search for them at other places in the house.
  • Goods that you no longer want cannot be taken by the mover, for example to throw them away, without permission of the moving company.
  • Hazardous, flammable or explosive substances may not be transported at any time.
  • Let your phone only be disconnected after the move has been completed so we can stay in contact with you.
  • Make arrangements with neighbors to keep parking and entrances free.

Additions to the moving checklist

With this moving checklist we want to make moving families aware of some important tips and rules to be followed during household goods moving. It remains the responsibility of the moving family to follow these advises. Damages caused by not following these advises are not covered by the insurance company. The moving company and/or mover do not always have the knowledge and responsibility to take care of these.


If you have questions regarding this checklist? Please feel free to contact Yellow Move!

Moving Checklist national and international

Yellow Move has worldwide experience in international moving to or from any country on the globe. We perform transports of complete inventories till one single piece. We are for example specialized in: