Planning Your Move


Planning Your Move

One month to go

  • Notify friends, family and companies of change of address
  • Accountant, bank-transfer accounts, clubs, gas, electricity, insurance, telecommunications, subscriptions, Council, obtain Doctor & school records, vet, dentist, etc
  • Organise goods for disposal/garage sale
  • Book Moves & organise insurance
  • Start file on move
  • Check house, attics, under house, garden, sheds etc for goods to be taken
  • Make travel arrangements, or if driving ensure car in top condition
  • Postal redirection
  • Contact electoral office

Two weeks to go

  • Finalise Moves’ pickup date, complete paperwork
  • Request packing cartons if required and start packing, label each carton with room and content
  • Arrange method of payment with Moves
  • Arrange for pet shipment
  • Confirm travel plans
  • Collect loaned goods, return borrowed items
  • Collect dry cleaning
  • Organise disconnection of services to house
  • Organise connection of services to new home
  • Ensure loose items on boats or trailers are packed away securely

One week to go

  • Dispose of old medicines and flammable items
  • Pack cases
  • Arrange for curtains, rods, shelves TV antenna to be dismantled
  • Arrange babysitter for moving day
  • Arrange cleaner for new home, and move out day in your current home, closets shelves and floors
  • Transporting car to new location, finalise arrangements
  • If possible obtain street directory to new home location
  • Cancel any deliveries
  • Drain gas /petrol from various containers
  • Remove batteries from devices

Pre move day

  • Empty and defrost fridge, dispose of food
  • Leave out utensils and food for meals next day
  • Finish packing, ensure valuables are with you and travel documents
  • If Moves are packing your goods they will be there
  • Leave forwarding details for landlord/new tenant
  • Notify police/neighbours should house be vacant for longer term

Moving day

  • Be present to instruct Moves
  • Collect house keys and store in safe place
  • Check constantly that all has been packed
  • Check and sign inventory
  • Turn off lights, taps and lock house

New home

  • Confirm delivery details, contact numbers with Moves
  • Do walkthrough inspection of new home, especially if renting
  • Be present when unloading and placement of furniture to happen
  • Check for damage or missing items
  • Check electricity and other services are connected
  • Ensure hot water and power are on

Hire professionals to help you pack your items securely. You will also gain greater peace of mind as your belongings are delivered to your new home damage free and in one piece. Send Moves your details and we will give you a quick quote.

  • March 16, 2018
  • 1300 133 626

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