Moving Home Checklist

In the beginning

Pick up a Change-of-Address Kit from the Post Office and fill out:

Friends and family
Banks
Insurance companies
Credit card companies
Magazines and newspapers – cancel local newspaper delivery
Doctors, dentists and other providers – transfer drug prescriptions

Take a look around the house. Start to think about what you don’t want to take with you:

Use up perishable foods
Sell, donate or hold a garage sale for unwanted items

Prepare a list of what you want to move:

Large appliances?
Outside furniture?

Order packing supplies from the Aussie Packing Shop:

Boxes
Packing and masking tape
Markers
Packing paper

Book the move with Aussie either online or by phone on 0203 405 2000. It is particularly important to book the move well in advance if you want to move at the weekend or at the end of a month when demand is high.

Start packing boxes. Mark boxes clearly as to contents and room to be placed in. Mark “Open First” clearly on boxes containing important items to be unpacked straight away:

Dishes
Pots and pans
Alarm clock
Bedding
Special toys
Towels
Light bulbs
Plates
Tools – hammer, pliers, wrench

Make arrangements for picking up your important records:

Birth
Doctor
Dentist
Legal
Optician, optometrist
School
Vet

Contact your child’s new school and notify them of your upcoming move to their area.

Two weeks before the move

Pack your vital documents in one place:

Passports
Military records
Mortgage records
Marriage license
Birth certificates
Vehicle titles
Stock certificates
Insurance papers
Bank records
School records
Medical records
Tax records

Make arrangements to disconnect your utilities. Get refunds for any deposits made. Have meters read. Give new address for them to send their final bill:

Cable
Electric
Gas
Internet
Telephone
Water

Make arrangements to connect utilities at your new residence.

Make arrangements for cleaning.

Check with your insurance company about transferring coverage to your new home.

Arrange to have a sitter watch your children at their house on moving day.

Reconfirm move arrangements with Aussie Removals either online or by phone on 020 8870 4003.

Ensure parking space is reserved according to local parking regulations. This is normaly the client’s responsibility and any parking fines might be charged to you!

Purchase extra moving insurance if you have valuable antiques and collections. Ask our office for a quote.

One week before the move

Plan what goes in the car with you:

Toys and games for kids
Special breakable items or collections
Important documents and records
Change of clothes and toiletries for your first day
Vacuum cleaner – if you want to clean right away
Toilet paper
First aid kit
Food kit with bottled water, cereal, bananas
Make travel arrangements for your pets and plants.
Have your car tuned up.

The day before the move

Defrost, clean and air out your refrigerator
Clean your oven
Make sure you have payment ready for the mover
Get a simple breakfast ready for the next morning
Take down curtains and curtain rods
Get a good night’s sleep

The move day

Strip your beds
Show our movers around – make sure your possessions to be moved are inventoried with them
Get all keys together, put in a safe spot
Make sure our van driver has correct address, phone number and directions
Check all rooms one last time, including closets and cupboards, and garage
Make sure all windows and doors are locked