5-6 Weeks to Moving Day
Make sure to book your removal company. Choose carefully – we recommend picking an AFRA accredited company. Make sure to establish your budget and get a transparent quote.
Get household insurance for your new home and organize your contents
Notify the Electoral Office regarding your new address and check car registrations and driver’s license.
Measure spaces in new home and ensure that your own furniture is going to fit. Asses if larger items are going to fit through the doors.
Prepare all sorts of equipment and note if there are dents or scratches.
Make a proper note of all the precious belongings.
Get rid of everything that you don’t really need.
Check any moving instructions for equipment provided by the manufacturer.
Dispose of all goods past their use-by date in the kitchen.
Make sure to use all the food that’s in the freezer.
Empty all gas cylinders as well as air bottles. Make sure to get rid of flammable liquids.
Organize moving documents in a folder.
Get your mail redirected to the new address.
Make sure to take care of day-care, pre-school and school transfers.
Cancel or redirect any kinds of subscriptions.
Return items that you’ve borrowed.
Make sure to arrange a rubbish pick-up with the Council.
Make sure to carry all important jewelry and legal documents.
Schedule any necessary repairs which might be required.
Research a potential storage facility if that’s needed.
Obtain medical records as well as school and dental ones.
Arrange property inspections in case of leasing.
Set up utilities at the new address.
Make sure to review the contents and the insurances.
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IF YOU ARE PACKING YOURSELF
Make sure to arrange the carton and the packing materials with the removals or the storage company.
Do not use newspaper for wrapping but clean white paper instead.
Label every single carton with the room destination.
Prepare an inventory list of every box that you pack and make sure to mark FRAGILE if there are any fragile items.
Pack the heavier items in smaller boxes and the lighter ones in bigger boxes to ensure the safety.
Disassemble all furniture that’s capable of being disassembled – this is going to ensure the safety of the move as well as its further convenience.
Prepare a Load Last survival kit including coffee, tea, breakfast, special toys for children, pet requirements and things of the kind.
Take every item of sentimental value with you in your vehicle.
2-4 WEEKS TO MOVING DAY
You should contact all the necessary authorities and let them know about your new address.
Return all DVD’s and library books.
Arrange friends and family to take care of pets and children
Arrange the transfer of internet, telephone and other electricity connections.
Arrange the moving of your boat or a trailer.
Service your car.
Remove batteries and arrange the final gas and electricity metrics reading.
Discontinue automated payment plans
Book a locksmith in order to change your keys
Arrange a day off from work on the moving day
Ensure that your new home is properly cleaned when you arrive
Disassemble all of the play equipment and outdoor items
1 WEEK TO MOVING DAY
Draw up the plan for each of the rooms in your new home so that you can place the furniture in your new home.
Make sure to have the indoor plants watered lightly and pack them for the move. Advise gardeners, cleaners, babysitters.
Back up your computer hard disc.
Make sure to re-confirm all of the details surrounding the move with your moving company.
Prepare a welcoming note for the new residents and make sure to include the relevant information and contact details.
Arrange proper access to the parking for your removalist’s truck.
THE DAY BEFORE THE MOVE
Defrost and make sure to empty out the fridge. Have a portable ice and Esky in order to get the contents transported.
Pack your personal items that you are going to take
Make sure to leave essential items for the evening if you are using professional services
Unplug all appliance cords
Have cash on hand if there are any last minute expenses
Inform the neighbors and the police if your house is going to be empty for a considerable period of time
Say goodbye to your neighbors
Prepare action plan for the following day
DAY OF THE MOVE
Give the removalists the floor plans and the new address along with the parking information
Ask them to load the kitchen boxes at the end so you can unload them first
Have all pet needs at hand and keep the visitors to minimum.
Ensure all meters are read, organize new house key collection
Check off all of the items as they are loaded in the van
Lock all of the doors and windows and turn all water sources off
Check garden area, garage, sheds and cupboards
Remove the remote garage opener from your vehicle
AT YOUR NEW HOME
Give clear directions for the furniture placements to the removalists
Check that all of the utilities are connected and that you have hot water on
Check if everything is handled properly when the removalists are finished
Have a security check and get the locks changed if you have any concerns
Check and sign all inventory in case of an interstate move or from a storage unit
Assemble all furniture as soon as possible
Settle pets and children with the familiar items
Notify the removalists if anything is missing
Keep your pets inside for a few days
Check if you have all the necessary keys and instructions for your new home
Contact the local Council and arrange garbage collection
Make sure to greet all of your new neighbors and be polite!