7 tips to for a stress-free move.
We consider it our job to your move as stress-free as possible for you. With this in mind, we've put together some advice to get your move preparation started.
We recommend taking the time to create a ‘moving to-do list’ in order of when things need to be done and tick them off as you go. Here's our recommendations to add to your own ‘moving to-do list’.
1. Connect & disconnect utilities
Notify your internet, electricity, water or gas providers to have current connections disconnected on the day of, or day after your move, and re-connected at your new house. We say the day after in case you're still needing to use any of these services on the day of your move.
2. Mail diversion
Have your mail diverted to your new home. You can arrange this at your local post office.
3. Check your car
It’s not something that people often think about before moving house, but we recommend checking your car to make sure it’s ready for the long trip. The last thing you want is for your car to have a flat tyre in the middle of nowhere only to realise your spare is not usable.
4. Clear out your house
In the weeks leading up to your move, sell or give away any items that you do not want to take with you on your move. This will not only save you packing those unwanted items, but you may just make a few dollars in the process.
5. Obtain a floor plan of your new home
If possible, obtain a floor plan of your new home and decide where you want specific pieces of furniture to go. Not only will this make the move easier, it will save you having to shift those heavy pieces of furniture after your removalist has left.
6. Have a moving day pack prepared
In the days leading up to your move, start putting together a bag or two of things you'll need for your first night, without having to worry about opening boxes. Items may include sheets and towels, essential toiletries, an overnight bag, tea / coffee, an esky for milk etc, snacks/cereals for the first morning, basic cleaning products for the new home. It is also a good idea to have your phone chargers with you.
7. Packing tips
Packing for your move yourself? We recommend checking out our packing tips to make sure you're using boxes that are suitable, and packing them correctly to minimise the risk of damage.
8. Don't forget the pet
Pet's stress too! Plan for how you're going to manage your furry friends for the days leading up to your move, and during your move.