Moving can be a very strenuous time, in fact it is considered the second most stressful moment in life.  To help you ease thorough this time you can download the Moving Survival Guide checklist, to ensure everything runs smoothly.

 

View & print the Moving Survival Guide checklist

 

 

Four weeks before your move

set a firm date for your move

you may want to hire a relocation consultant (particularly if you are moving here from interstate or overseas)

organise a removalist - ask friends or relatives for recommendations

if you need storage, arrange it now

organise transit and/or storage insurance for your belongings

organise your travel plans for moving day - if youíre moving some distance, you may need to book accommodation

if necessary, book time off work

collect moving materials such as boxes, packing tape, rope, newspapers (for wrapping) and marking pens

keep a list of incoming mail and start notifying businesses and suppliers of your change of address

Two weeks before your move

start packing non essential items and clothing - list the items packed on the outside of the box

contact your utility companies (Origin Energy) and communication providers (eg Telstra, Optus and Vodafone)

arrange for disconnection and reconnection of telephone, internet and pay tv services at your new address

ask someone to look after the kids on moving day

make a list of the items you want the removalist to move and any items youíll be moving yourself

start cleaning your home

arrange redirection of mail with Australia Post. You can do this online

One week before the move

arrange for bills to be paid

cancel services such as mowing service, newspapers and other home delivery services

confirm arrangements with utility companies

put important documents such as passports, drivers licences in a safe place.

finish packing - make sure all boxes are correctly labeled with contents and rooms

return library books and DVDs and pick up any dry cleaning

if packing all your stuff has left you with piles of rubbish, take it to the nearest tip

pack up your computer (if you can do without it for that long!). Keep all cords and accessories together.

On moving day

make sure the house is clean. At this busy time it might be worth hiring a cleaner to finish for you

strip the beds and keep the linen in a separate box that travels with you so you can use them on the first night

disconnect remaining appliances

do one final check of your house as the removalists are loading your boxes

have final payment ready for your removalist

read the removalist document thoroughly before signing and save it for future reference

stay home until the last item is packed and make an inspection of the van to check all your goods are loaded

close and lock all the doors and windows

make sure you have the keys to your new home with you

carry valuables, personal items and important papers with you so they donít get lost

pack a survival kit for the first hours in your new home

At your new home

check all items during unloading and unpacking - look for any damaged or missing items

check the electricity/gas/phone is switched on - if not, contact the suppliers or alternatively contact Connect Now

start with essentials such as making the beds and cleaning the kitchen for use

keep pets away until you are moved in

find out which day is your garbage and recycling collection day by contacting the local council

find you local parks, shops, sports centres and swimming pools

get your pets familiarised to the new area as quickly as possible so they donít try to find their old place

take a few different routes to go places from your new home - youíre sure to find some handy shortcuts

if renting, tell the agency about any appliances that arenít working or defects and check what you are allowed to do

 

 

 

 

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