At Excel Removals, we understand that moving to a new home is not just a change of address; it’s a transformative life event. The process of moving can truly test your project management skills, given the multitude of details to consider and organize, potentially leading to headaches during this stressful period.

You may already be familiar with the three fundamental steps involved in moving homes:

1. Assemble packing materials and commence packing.
2. Secure the services of a trusted removals provider.
3. Manage the connection and disconnection of utilities.

While these steps form the bedrock of moving homes, they’re just the beginning. Many other essential tasks must be addressed both before and during your move. Our moving house checklist is the culmination of over 300 years of experience helping people relocate around the world.

IN THE LEAD-UP TO YOUR MOVE:

It’s highly recommended that you start contemplating and preparing well in advance of your scheduled move date. When it comes to packing for your new home, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, especially if you leave it to the last minute. In the weeks leading up to your move, consider the idea of decluttering your current residence. Moving homes can be an excellent opportunity to freshen up your life by parting with older belongings or creating more space.

During a move, removalists often estimate their charges based on the volume of items being moved. This means that leaving behind some belongings can save you money in the long run. To optimize space during your move, try to consume the contents of your pantry and refrigerator before departure.

Streamlining your belongings will expedite the move as there will be fewer items to transport. As you assess your possessions, prepare your home for the removalists by noting items that require special care during transit. This will provide you with a pre-prepared list to share with your move consultant to ensure nothing is overlooked.

If your move involves relocating to a different region where you’ll need to find a new general practitioner (GP) and you’ve opted out of the My Health Record, be sure to contact your current GP to transfer your health records to your new practice.

CHECKLIST FOR 7 DAYS BEFORE MOVING:

7 DAYS TO GO
– Notify your post office to redirect your mail.
– Arrange for the transfer of your Electoral Roll information.
– Inform the Taxation Office.

6 DAYS TO GO
– Update your details with the motor registry (e.g., driver’s license, motor vehicle registration, etc.).
– Create a list of essential items you’ll require on moving day.

5 DAYS TO GO
– Inquire with your move consultant about our complimentary utility connection service, which can assist with the following:
– Contact your service provider to arrange disconnection of your phone service and billing. Organize the new number and the date of the required connection.
– Set up accounts for gas, water, and electricity at your new address to ensure a seamless transition of these services.

4 DAYS TO GO
– Cancel local arrangements, such as lawn mowing.
– Check with manufacturers to see if your washing machine and refrigerator motors require bolting down for transportation.
– Clean out your medicine cabinet.
– Empty trash bins.
– Conduct a final clearing of the garage and dispose of unwanted furniture.
– Empty and clean household appliances, like steam irons, toasters, grills, and more.
– Dispose of flammable materials (discard or offer to neighbors).
– Drain fuel from lawnmowers and other machinery.
– Launder and dry your clothing.
– Prepare any items that need to be dismantled before moving, such as trampolines, garden furniture, modular furniture, and more.

1 DAY TO GO
– Secure the lids on jars containing liquids.
– Dismantle the TV aerial if it needs to be transported.
– Defrost the fridge and freezer and remove any food.
– Clean the interior of your white goods.
– Separate items that belong to the house, such as appliance instruction manuals, kitchen items (including roasting dishes and baking trays), and more.
– Disconnect all Wi-Fi and computer components that require packing (label cords as needed).

MOVING DAY

By this point, you should be well-prepared. Consider packing a box with essential items you’ll need upon arrival, such as bathroom essentials, toilet paper, and basic kitchenware. Keep all valuables, cash, and important documents with you. Before leaving your current residence, be sure to:

– Tighten all taps.
– Turn off the water heater.
– Check gas and electric switches, as well as lights.
– Lock doors and windows and return house keys.
– Conduct a final walkthrough with our Removal Crew to ensure that all items have been moved.

NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR MOVE?

Excel Removals takes pride in its extensive experience in minimizing the stress associated with moving house. Whether you’re moving locally, interstate, or overseas, we have the expertise to assist you with your move. With many years of experience, you can trust that you’re in the hands of industry experts when you choose Excel Removals for your move.

Whether you need to move a single piece of furniture or the entire contents of your house, our removal services cover a wide range of house moving needs, including packing, insurance, storage, transport, and much more. To begin planning a successful move, get in touch with our experienced moving consultants today. Reach out to us at 0426 877 720 or simply click here to request a free quote.

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