Moving House Checklist and Tips 2018-05-17T15:47:45+10:00
Uncheck Check Call Brisk Transport to get a quote for moving your furniture.
Uncheck Check Get Contents and Household Insurance organised for your new house.
Uncheck Check Provide the Electoral Office with your new address, do the same for Car Registration and your Drivers Licence.
Uncheck Check Design a floor plan for your new house for placing your furniture.  Measure the spaces to make sure that all of your furniture will fit, especially the refrigerator.  Make certain that all of your larger times will fit through the doors of your new home.
Uncheck Check Compile an inventory list of all of your belongings.  Make note of any dents or scratches that it has.
Uncheck Check Get rid of all unneeded items.
Uncheck Check Check with the manufacturer of your washing machine to see if there are any specific moving instructions for it.
Uncheck Check For kitchen items up any packets that are open and get rid of any food items that are past their expiration date.
Uncheck Check Start using up all of the food that is stored in your freezer.
Uncheck Check Don’t forget to sort through things underneath the house, in the garden shed and in the garage.
Uncheck Check Air bottles and gas cylinders should be emptied and there valves should be open.  All flammable liquids should be disposed of (any type of aerosol, fuel, bleach, cleaning fluids, paint thinners, paint, garden chemicals).
Uncheck Check Don’t forget to sort through things underneath the house, in the garden shed and in the garage.
Uncheck Check Get a folder set up to place all of your various moving documents in.
Uncheck Check Make arrangement to have your mail either redirected to go to your new address or have it held.
Uncheck Check Make arrangements for Day-Care, Pre-School and School transfers.
Uncheck Check Cancel or redirect any newspaper and other kinds of subscriptions you may have.
Uncheck Check If you will be traveling, make sure that your accommodation, credit cards, currency, visas, tickets and passports are all organised.
Uncheck Check Return any rented or borrowed items.
Uncheck Check Return any rented or borrowed items.
Uncheck Check Make arrangements with your local Council to have rubbish picked up.
Uncheck Check Confirm with Real Estate Agents/lawyers about the Settlement date and key collection time since this will determine when your moving day is.
Uncheck Check Plan on carrying any important jewellery and legal documents yourself.
Uncheck Check Pre-plan and get any necessary repairs scheduled.
Uncheck Check If necessary, research storage facilities. Brisk can help advise you on this.
Uncheck Check Obtain medical records for your family and pets.  School and dental records as well.
Uncheck Check If you are leasing, book cleaners and arrange to have the property inspected.
Uncheck Check Have your utilities transferred and set up at your new home.
Uncheck Check Review your car insurance as well as your home and contents insurance.
Uncheck Check Arrange for the delivery of cartons as well as packing materials (paper, markers, tape, bubble wrap, labels) with Brisk.
Uncheck Check Use white, clean butcher’s paper instead of newspaper since it will soil your belongings.
Uncheck Check Clearly label each carton, on the tape, with the room destination and contents.
Uncheck Check Get an inventory list prepared of every carton.  Clearly mark Fragile where needed.  Make a note of all scratches and dents.
Uncheck Check Pack heaviest items on the bottom of cartons, heavier items into small cartons and lighter items into larger cartons.
Uncheck Check Dismantle any of your furniture that comes apart.  Tape the screws to an obvious place or label them and put into an essential carton that contains your manufacturers instructions, keys for furniture cabinets, shelf supports, bed legs, remote controls to your sound system and television.
Uncheck Check Get a survival kit prepared that contains toilet paper, tools, scissors, spare light bulbs, corkscrew, snacks, medications, telephone handset, bathroom necessities, pet requirements, school needs, children’s toy, breakfast foods, coffee and tea, and kettle.
Uncheck Check Consider taking personal and sentimental items with you in your vehicle.
Uncheck Check Contact all authorities that are relevant to give them you new home address.
Uncheck Check Get all library books, DVDs, etc. returned.
Uncheck Check Make arrangements for friends or family to watch your pets and children on moving day.
Uncheck Check Make arrangements for transferring your electricity, gas, telephone and internet connections in addition to your bank accounts.
Uncheck Check Arrange for your trailer and boats to be moved.
Uncheck Check Fill any necessary prescriptions the week prior and following your move.
Uncheck Check Drain your lawnmower and have your car serviced.
Uncheck Check Remove batteries and make arrangements to have final readings done on your electricity and gas meters.
Uncheck Check Collect your dry cleaning.  Discontinue any local memberships, automated payment plans, newspapers and delivery services.
Uncheck Check Book a locksmith for changing the keys at your new house on moving day.
Uncheck Check Arrange to get time off from work for your moving day.
Uncheck Check Make sure that your new house will have its carpet steam cleaned, oven cleaned and house thoroughly cleaned before you move in as well as your original house after you have moved.
Uncheck Check Disassemble children’s play equipment and outdoor items.
Uncheck Check Put together a Handyman’s kit that includes a pen knife, wall hooks, nails, light bulbs, screwdriver, Allen Keys and hammer.
Uncheck Check Set aside towels and bed lines that you will use on your first night so that you can make up the beds on moving day as soon as possible.
Uncheck Check Draw your plans up for every room that is in your new house for the removal supervisor that shows your furniture placement.
Uncheck Check Lightly water your indoor plants and then packed them in boxes that are lined in plastic.
Uncheck Check Inform services – cleaner, gardener, babysitter.
Uncheck Check Back up the hard disk on your computer.  Prepare scanner and printer for traveling.
Uncheck Check Re-confirm all of your moving details with Lawyer, Real Estate Agent and removalist.  Make sure that the mover has all clear and detailed instructions, your new address and all of your contact numbers.
Uncheck Check Get a friendly welcoming note prepared for new residents containing any relevant information that can help them with their settling-in process.  Also provide them with your contact information.
Uncheck Check Make arrangements for parking and access for the removalist truck.
Uncheck Check Empty out and defrost the refrigerator. Have ice and a portable Esky on hand for transporting the contents. Clean your oven. Keep your vacuum handy for any last minute cleaning you want to do.
Uncheck Check Pack your personal items and luggage that you will be taking with you.
Uncheck Check If you will be using professional packers, don’t forget to set aside essential items for that night and following day.
Uncheck Check Unplug appliance cords and tie them up.
Uncheck Check Have cash on hand for any last minute expenses you might have to keep moving day well organised.
Uncheck Check If your house is going to be empty for some time inform your neighbours and the police.
Uncheck Check Prepare a moving day action plan.
Uncheck Check Have your Survival and Essential cartons handy.
Uncheck Check Provide your removalist with parking information at floor plans for your new address.
Uncheck Check Request that the kitchen boxes be loaded last so they come off the truck first.
Uncheck Check Keep visitors at your new house to a minimum. Keep all pet necessities handy.
Uncheck Check Make sure all house and car key collections are organised and that all meters are read.
Uncheck Check Check items off as they are placed into the moving truck.
Uncheck Check Turn hot water system off if necessary. Lock all windows and doors.
Uncheck Check Check the garage, sheds, garden area and tops of the cupboards.
Uncheck Check Return all keys to new tenant or Real Estate Agent.  Check electrical and gas, tighten all taps, turn off power, lock house.
Uncheck Check Take the garage door opener out of your vehicle.
Uncheck Check Try standing in the entry point where the removalist is coming in to provide clear directions for your furniture placement.
Uncheck Check If leasing, make sure that the condition of the furnishings and property are well document with the right agent.
Uncheck Check Ensure that the hot water service is on and that all of the utilities are connected.
Uncheck Check After unloading is complete, be sure that you are satisfied with everything.
Uncheck Check If you have any concerns, have locks changed and security checked.
Uncheck Check If moving from overseas, interstate or storage, check and sign for your Inventory.
Uncheck Check Get beds assembled and made up as soon as you can.
Uncheck Check Get pets and children settled with familiar items to reassure them.
Uncheck Check Immediately notify your moving company if there is anything missing.
Uncheck Check Keep your cats indoors for a couple of days.
Uncheck Check Make sure you have all relevant instructions and keys for your new house.
Uncheck Check Get in touch with the new local council about information on garbage collection and new resident folder.