Moving Checklist

  • Ensure all documents are signed and that your finance is finalised
  • Obtain quotes from removal companies and book your chosen provider for moving date 
  • Prepare an Inventory of all your goods and store it with your valuables 
  • If renting, give your Landlord notice that you will be moving.  You will need to give a minimum of 42 days notice
  • Run down supplies of frozen and perishable goods
  • Sell or donate to charity any items you will not be taking with you
  • Have a thorough clean out including the garage and garden shed
  • Organise the Post Office to redirect your mail
  • Organise care for your children and pets on moving day
   

Contact the following and advise them of your change of address and transfer of services if required:

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Phone
  • Internet provider
  • Newspaper Delivery
  • Schools
  • Kindergarten
  • Sky TV
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Tax Department
   
  • Library
  • Publications to which you subscribe
  • Airline Frequent Flyer Programmes
  • Vet
  • Church 
  • Solicitor 
  • Bank 
  • Credit card companies 
  • Insurance companies 
  • Motor Registry 
  • Mechanic
  • Accountant 
  • Electoral Roll
  • Hire Purchase Companies
  • Stores where you have accounts 
  • Clubs
  • Gyms 
  • Friends 
  • Relatives
  • Cleaner 
  • Garden Services 
  • Pets Boarding Kennels

The Day Before:

  • Defrost freezers
  • Empty rubbish bins 
  • Drain most fuel from mowers/petrol weedeaters 
  • Thoroughly clean garden tools, mowers, golf clubs, outdoor furniture and bikes 
  • Empty vacuum cleaners
  • Identify items not to be packed and place in one area
  • Ensure washing machine taps are turned off
  • Identify the items for your “Priority Cartons” – those items you want first on delivery 
  • Arrange a simple breakfast for move day and empty the dishwasher! 
  • Water plants being moved