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Moving Home Checklist

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1 Month Before Moving Day

  • Confirm your moving date with Aussie 
  • Get rid of anything you don’t want to be moved
  • If needed, book time off from work for the moving date
  • If needed, make arrangements for child minding and pet sitting for the removal date
  • If you are packing yourself, purchase moving boxes and supplies. 
  • Arrange mail forwarding to your new address with the Post Office.
  • Prepare a list of friends, businesses, and personal accounts that need to be notified about your move. 
  • Make an inventory of your belongings.

2 Weeks Before Moving Day 

  • Anything that isn’t absolutely essential should be packed. Try to label boxes with their destination room. 
  • Be conscious of the food you buy from this point onwards. Make sure to cook all frozen food – you do not want to transport this during the move. 
  • Contact your doctor and dentist to get copies of all records and arrange to transfer files to the new health care providers. 
  • Contact your insurance provider to update your home insurance, car insurance and other policies you may have.
  • If you do not think all items will fit into your new house at first, you could book a storage unit with us to hold some of your belongings until there is space for them. 
  • Book a parking suspension or speak to neighbours to make sure there will be a space outside your home for the moving van. 

The Week Leading up to the Moving Day 

  • Confirm with the solicitor and estate agents that the move is going to plan. 
  • Pack valuables and important documents in a safe place to take in the car with you. 
  • Finish up any packing. Make sure to pack a bag/box of essentials such as a change of clothes, blankets, snacks and toiletries so that you don’t need to rummage through all of your boxes on the first night in your new home. 
  • Find out when you will receive the keys to your new home. 

Moving Day

  • Strip the beds and take down curtains.
  • Disconnect any appliances that you are taking with you e.g the cooker, washing machine, dishwasher. 
  • Keep any essential boxes separate so that they don’t get packed away. 
  • Give the crew your instructions on what is moving and what is not. 
  • Leave all the sets of keys as arranged for the new owners. 
  • Check the house over, complete a walk around with the crew and relax. We’ll take care of the rest.