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Four Weeks Before Your Move

■ Set a firm date for your move.

■ You may want to hire a relocation consultant (particularly if you are moving here from interstate or overseas).

■ Organise a reputable removal company - ask friends or relatives for recommendations.

■ Arrange storage if needed.

■ Organise transit and/or storage insurance for your belongings.

■ Organise your travel for moving day - if you’re moving a distance, you may need to book a hotel or accommodation.

■ If necessary, book time off work.

■ Collect moving materials such as boxes, packing tape, rope, newspapers (for wrapping) and marking pens.

■ Keep a list of incoming mail and start notifying businesses and suppliers of your change of address. 


Two Weeks Before Your Move 

■ Start packing non essential items and clothing - list the items packed on the outside of the box.

■ Contact your utility companies and communication providers (eg Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.)

■ Arrange for disconnection and reconnection of telephone, internet and pay tv services at your new address.

■ Ask someone you really trust to look after the children on moving day.

■ Update insurance policies.

■ Make a list of the items you want the removal company to move and any items you’ll be moving yourself.

■ If you have pets, organise care for them during moving day and make necessary pet transport arrangements.

■ Start cleaning your home.

■ Arrange redirection of mail with Australia Post. You can do this online.

■ Dispose of any hazardous waste in the correct manner.

■ Empty your freezer and pantry by eating all the food! 


One Week Before Your Move 

■ Arrange for bills to be paid.

■ Cancel services such as mowing service, newspapers and other home delivery services.

■ Confirm arrangements with utility companies.

■ Put important documents such as passports, drivers licences in a safe place.

■ Finish packing - make sure all boxes are correctly labelled with contents and rooms.

■ Return library books and DVDs and pick up any dry cleaning.

■ If packing all your stuff has left you with piles of rubbish, take it to the nearest tip.

■ Pack up your computer (if you can do without it for that long!). Keep all cords and accessories together. 


Moving Day

■ Make sure the house is clean. At this busy time it might be worth hiring a cleaner to finish for you.

■ Strip the beds and keep the linen in a separate box that travels with you so you can use them on the first night.

■ Disconnect remaining appliances.

■ Do one final check of your house as the removal company are loading your boxes.

■ Have final payment ready for your removal company.

■ Read the removal company document thoroughly before signing and save it for future reference.

■ Stay home until the last item is packed and make an inspection of the van to check all your goods are loaded.

■ Close and lock all the doors and windows.

■ Make sure you have the keys to your new home with you.

■ Carry valuables, personal items and important papers with you so they don’t get lost.

■ Pack a kit for the first hours in your new home - include tea / coffee, kettle, mugs, teaspoons, water bottle, etc.

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1026 Pittwater Road, Collaroy.
New South Wales 2097


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