At Excel Removals, we understand that when you’re moving house, you’re embarking on a life-changing journey. The process of moving to a new home can truly test your project management skills. With so many details to consider and organize, it’s easy to overlook important tasks, leading to unnecessary stress during this already demanding period.

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

1. Gather packing materials and start packing your belongings.
2. Book a reputable removals service.
3. Manage utility connections and disconnections.

While these steps provide a foundational understanding of moving homes, they merely scratch the surface. Numerous other essential tasks must be completed before and during your move. Our moving house checklist is the result of over 300 years of experience in assisting people with their relocations worldwide.

IN THE LEAD-UP TO YOUR MOVE:

It’s highly advisable to start planning and preparing well in advance of your move date. When it comes to packing for your new residence, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed, especially if you leave it to the last minute. In the weeks leading up to your move, consider decluttering your current home. Moving homes offers an excellent opportunity to refresh your life by parting with older belongings and creating more space.

Removalists often quote their services based on the volume of your belongings, meaning that leaving behind unnecessary items can save you money in the long run. To maximize space during your move, try to consume the contents of your pantry and refrigerator before departure.

Reducing the number of items you’re moving will expedite the process, as there will be fewer items to transport. As you assess your possessions, make a list of items that require special care during transport. This list will help ensure that nothing is overlooked when you consult with your move coordinator.

If your move involves changing regions and finding a new general practitioner (GP) while opting out of the My Health Record, remember to contact your current GP to transfer your health records to your new practice.

CHECKLIST FOR 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR MOVE:

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

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

5 DAYS TO GO
– Inquire about our complimentary utility connection service through your move consultant, which can handle the following:
– Contact your service provider to arrange disconnection and reconnection of your phone and billing.
– Set up accounts for gas, water, and electricity at your new address to ensure continuity of service.

4 DAYS TO GO
– Cancel local arrangements, such as lawn mowing.
– Check with manufacturers about securing the washing machine and refrigerator motors for transport.
– Clean out your medicine cabinet.
– Empty trash bins.
– Perform a final cleanup of the garage and dispose of unwanted furniture.
– Empty and clean appliances like steam irons, toasters, grills, etc.
– Dispose of flammable materials (discard or share with neighbors).
– Drain fuel from lawnmowers and other machinery.
– Launder and dry your clothing.
– Prepare items requiring disassembly, such as trampolines, garden furniture, modular furniture, etc.

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

MOVING DAY

By this point, you should be well-organized. 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, remember 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 alleviating the stress associated with moving house. Whether you’re relocating locally, interstate, or overseas, we have the expertise to help 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’re moving a single piece of furniture or the entire contents of your house, we offer comprehensive removal services, including packing, insurance, storage, transport, and much more. To begin planning a successful move, contact our experienced moving consultants today. Reach out to us at 0428 877 720 or simply click here to request a free quote.

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