Prepare an 'Essentials' carton that contains important items such as remote controls, shelf supports, bed legs, keys, telephone charger, telephone handset, furniture assembly instructions
2 Days to moving day
Remember your 'PRIORITY CARTON' box. Include important medications, first-aid kit, childrens’ favourite 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.
Collect dry cleaning.
Arrange parking and access for removalist truck.
Make sure removalist has clear instructions as to your new address and mobile phone numbers.
Ascertain access details and key collection for your new home.
The day Before
If scheduled, professional packers will arrive to pack up your household. Make sure you leave out essential items for that evening and the following morning.
Defrost, empty, dry out and air your refrigerator.
Leave a welcoming note with all relevant information for the new resident. Remember to include your new address and telephone numbers.
Prepare bags / cartons with all items that you wish to transport yourselves.
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 “PRIORITY CARTON”.
If renting, arrange for key collection.
Collect all car and house 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 van 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 removalist’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 and new resident’s folders.