• Six Weeks to Go

    • Start a central file for your move documents
    • Is the moving company booked?
    • Create a floor plan for your new home (if known) and plan placement of furniture
    • Arrange for disposal of garden chemicals, paint and fuel
    • Travelling? Have you arranged passports, visas, money, accommodation and flights
    • Arrange to have mail held or redirected to your new address
    • Notify school, day care etc of transfer
    • Insurance – transit, home and contents, building, vehicle etc
    • Check inventory list, cross off everything you don’t absolutely need and dispose of these items
    • Cancel newspapers and other subscriptions or arrange to redirect to your new address.
  • Two Weeks to Go

    • If you planned to do some packing yourself, start now
    • If you need cartons and packing materials, arrange delivery or collect by calling My Moovers
    • Write on the packing tape of every carton describing room and content
    • If your boat or trailer is to be included with the load ensure all items are packed away
    • Return any borrowed items, library books, DVDs etc
    • Check the garden, garage and shed and under the house
    • Arrange pet vaccinations (if required)
    • If your car is being moved, have it checked/serviced
    • Arrange to transfer your bank accounts
  • One Week to Go

    • Establish cut off dates for electricity, gas and phone
    • Make a list of your requirements on moving day
    • If you’re transporting your car make sure arrangement are in place
    • Ensure any travel arrangements for your pets has been confirmed
    • Pets can often sense that change is occurring and its good idea to arrange for them to be collected the day you move or before if possible
    • Drain fuel from lawn mowers, empty any gas cylinders/bottles (your local service station may be able to assist you with this)
    • Remove batteries from any battery powered devices
    • Arrange carpet/general cleaning
  • Two Days to Go

    • Pack luggage, those items you will need immediately after you move
    • Will you need to arrange special parking or access for your removalist at your new home
    • Collect dry cleaning
    • Do the laundry
    • Dispose of any remaining chemicals, flammables & garbage
    • Pack the items the professionals will not be packing
    • Make a list of things you want the mover to pack last and unpack first.
  • One Day to Go

    • If you are having items professionally wrapped/packed, this service will commence today
    • Separate the items you have packed and will be taking with you
    • Leave your forwarding address and phone number for your new premises with real estate agency
    • Defrost your fridge (if necessary), clean it out and dry it.
    • Eat or dispose of any food remaining in the kitchen.
    • If your house will be vacant for a while notify police and neighbours.
  • MOVE DAY!

    • Pack yourself a survival kit; clothing, personal items, travel documents, tickets, first aid kit, money, cheque book and don’t forget the kids and pets.
    • Collect all house keys, ensure electricity and gas metres have been read and telephone disconnected.
    • Tighten all taps
    • If renting, leave keys with your real estate agent/landlord
    • As the moving van is being loaded, walk around the house, garden, garage & shed from time to time to check, check, check…
    • Don’t forget to read through and sign the inventory before leaving the house.
    • Turn off the power.
    • Lock the house securely
    • Change locks in the new house