Moving Tips

  1. Moving Tips (PDF)
  2. How to Pack (PDF)
  3. Packing Electronic Devices (PDF)
  4. What Not to Pack (PDF)
  5. Office Moving Checklist (PDF)

 

Home Moving Checklist Download this checklist

 

4-6 Weeks to Moving Day

   Make sure your booking is confirmed with us 1300-35-00-35
    Dispose of any items no longer needed. Donate to charities, friends and family.
    Remember to sort through garage / garden shed etc.
    Make a note of any precious items that may need special care to move.
    Measure the spaces in your new to ensure your furniture fits.
    In the kitchen, use up all opened packets and throw out goods past their use-by date.
    Check any moving instructions for your washing machine with manufacturer.
    Gas cylinders should be empty with valves open, flammable liquids safely disposed of.
    Start using up food in freezer.
    Create a folder for all your moving documents.
    Organise schooling, preschool transfers.
   If traveling, remember passports, tickets, visas etc.


If Packing Yourself

If doing all or part packing, obtain boxes from us. All plenty of time to pack.
  Use clean butchers or acid free tissue paper, not newspaper as it dirties items
  Label every carton clearly as to contents and its room destination
  Dismantle furniture that comes apart- IKEA flat pack- Download assembly instructions so you know how to put it back together again
  Remember to tape screws etc in an obvious location or label and place in an “ESSENTIALS” carton.
  Prepare an inventory list of each Box
Pack lighter items in large cartons, heavier items in small cartons.


2-3 Weeks to Moving Day

  Contact all relevant authorities to notify of your new address.
  Return library books, videos, DVD’s etc.
  Arrange for family, friends to mind children and pets on moving day.
  Arrange transfer of bank accounts. collect Family medical & dental records
  Organise telephone, internet, gas, electricity, Foxtel connections.
  Arrange move of boat / trailer/ Caravan
Accurately calculate your insurance value and arrange transit and/or storage insurance
  Please read our ‘ what NOT to pack’ checklist, dispose of flammable & prohibited items


1 Week to Moving Day

  Set aside bed linens, towels to be used on the first night so beds can be made up as soon as possible on moving day.
  Draw up a plan of each room in your new home with furniture placement for our removalist.
  Have car checked if traveling long distances.
  Pot plants and indoor plants should be lightly watered a few days prior and packed into plastic lined boxes.
  Cancel newspaper, subscriptions and other deliveries.
  Drain lawn mower, remove batteries from battery powered items.
  Disassemble swings, play sets and cubby house. Keep bolts and screws safe
  Redirect mail through local Post Office.
  Advise services, eg. babysitter, gardener, cleaner
  Prepare an ‘Essentials’ carton that contains important items such as remote controls, shelf supports, mobile charger  telephone handset and furniture assembly instructions


2 Days to Moving Day

  Arrange parking and access for our Removals Team and truck/s.
  Make sure we have clear instructions as to your new address and mobile phone numbers.
  Ascertain access details and key collection for your new home.
De frost the fridge and freezer that evening
Drain Waterbed ready for transport
Back up your computer hard drive, Ensure printer/scanner ink is removed and items prepared for transport
  ‘SURVIVAL box’ -important medications, first-aid kit, children  favorite toys (especially bedtime friends), toiletries, tea, coffee, kettle, milk, snacks, baby needs, children’s sleep wear and school needs, work clothes and essentials for the following day. Don’t forget the dog’s lead, pet food and bowls.


The Day Before

  If scheduled, Our professional pre-packers will arrive to pack up your household.
Collect the keys to your new home if you have not already done so
  Make sure you leave out essential items for that evening and the following morning.
Empty defrosted freezer/fridge and towel dry. Wipe down inside with vanilla essence to reduce odours.
Drain washing machine hoses and leave overnight. It is your responsibility to stabalise the machine prior to moving
Disconnect computer and stereo equipment. Tape all wires and leads together. remember to remove CD/DVDs prior to transport
Prepare bags / Boxes with all items that you wish to transport yourselves set aside so they are not inadvertently packed by us.
Clear the driveway and walkways. Park two well spaced cars outside your home to reserve a spot for the truck or make room down your driveway in the morning.  Please let us know if you are in a clearway zone.
Have your pets and kids ready for collection if you have managed to arrange a fun day with family or friends  for them
Please make sure there are funds in your account or correct money ready for final payment on the day


Moving Day

  Try to keep visitors to your new home to a minimum.
  Transport perishable food items in a cooler box.
  Have plan at hand for furniture placement in new home.
  Have at hand your “SURVIVAL” box
  If renting, arrange for key collection
Collect all car and keys, ensure gas and electricity meters have been read and telephone disconnected.
If your possessions are being stored or you are moving overseas or interstate, remember to check and sign the inventory
Continue to check house / property for forgotten items as truck is being loaded
Check tops of cupboards
Turn off power
Lock house, remember to leave keys as specified


Your New Residence

  If leasing, document condition of property and furnishings for the appropriate agent.
Try to stand at the removal list’s entry point and give clear directions as to furniture placement.
Check all utilities are connected, hot water service on
At completion of unloading, check all is to your satisfaction
If move is from storage, interstate or overseas, check and sign the inventory
Check that you have all keys and relevant instructions to your new residence
Have security checked and locks changed if concerned
Contact your new local council for garbage collection information
  Smile and say hello to your new neighbours