The Ultimate Moving House Checklist 2023

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General checklist:

  • Always remember to start early. Start your preparation 4-6 weeks before the moving date.
  • Make up your mind whether you want to do it yourself or hire a removalist. Hiring one has many advantages and ease your task of packing, moving and unpacking. Choose one carefully which offer quality service along with a reasonable price and to do that use removalist cost calculator to get the estimate of your moving.
  • Make sure that your new home is ready and in a condition to receive the valuables.
  • Give a prior notice to redirect all your bills, newspapers, and periodicals to your new address.( Refer this blog for Change of Address Checklist)
  • Start to use up all the minor things you have in your current house which you might not need in your new home such as food items. This will prevent unnecessary wastage and cost of moving.
  • Start merging and keeping all the essential documents, insurance papers, and medical records in one place.

Things you need to do before 4-6 weeks of Moving Day

Even though you have hired a removalist, you might want to pack certain things yourself. Following are the moving house checklist to make it easier for you.

  • Get quotations from moving companies
  • Ask for moving transit insurance
  • Book a removalist company in advance. Irrespective of your location, be it Moonee ponds removalists or Sydney removalists, you need to book them prior.
  • Get household insurance for the new place
  • Book car transport
  • Arrange for pet transport
  • Hire handyman
  • Inform the Electoral office about your address
  • Notify Car registration and driver’s license
  • Update your address in the following place: (Banks- Cell Phone Companies, Credit Cards, Subscription services, Friends and family)
  • Create a floor plan of your new place for furniture placement
  • Prepare inventory and note down dents and scratches
  • List precious and fragile items that need special care
  • Dispose of items that are no longer required
  • Check manufacturer moving instruction
  • Use all your open packets in the kitchen
  • Start throwing the goods that have met their expiry date
  • Start cooking all the food available in the fridge
  • Start sorting through the garden and garage
  • Dispose of flammable liquids: (Paint, Garden chemicals, Bleach- Cleaning fluids, Aerosols, Fuel)
  • Empty air bottles and gas cylinder with valves open
  • Make a folder having your moving documents
  • Redirect your new address
  • Arrange for school or Day-Care transfers
  • Cancel or redirect subscriptions to the new address
  • Arrange your tickets and accommodation when traveling
  • Arrange your tickets and accommodation when traveling
  • Return rented and borrowed items
  • Make a plan on how to carry your jewelry and documents

Things you need to do one week before moving Day

Even though you have hired a removalist, you might want to pack certain things yourself. Following are the moving house checklist to make it easier for you.

  • Get quotations from moving companies
  • Ask for moving transit insurance
  • Book a removalist company in advance. Irrespective of your location, be it Moonee ponds removalists or Sydney removalists, you need to book them prior.
  • Get household insurance for the new place
  • Book car transport
  • Arrange for pet transport
  • Hire handyman
  • Inform the Electoral office about your address
  • Notify Car registration and driver’s license
  • Update your address in the following place: (Banks- Cell Phone Companies, Credit Cards, Subscription services, Friends and family)
  • Create a floor plan of your new place for furniture placement
  • Prepare inventory and note down dents and scratches
  • List precious and fragile items that need special care
  • Dispose of items that are no longer required
  • Check manufacturer moving instruction
  • Use all your open packets in the kitchen
  • Start throwing the goods that have met their expiry date
  • Start cooking all the food available in the fridge
  • Start sorting through the garden and garage
  • Dispose of flammable liquids: (Paint, Garden chemicals, Bleach- Cleaning fluids, Aerosols, Fuel)
  • Empty air bottles and gas cylinder with valves open
  • Make a folder having your moving documents
  • Redirect your new address
  • Arrange for school or Day-Care transfers
  • Cancel or redirect subscriptions to the new address
  • Arrange your tickets and accommodation when traveling
  • Arrange your tickets and accommodation when traveling
  • Return rented and borrowed items
  • Make a plan on how to carry your jewelry and documents

The Day Before Moving into a New House Checklist

  • Keep your essential and survival cartons handy
  • Give removalist the new parking address and floor plan
  • Pack bag for every family members with their basics
  • Defrost your fridge and clean it
  • Charge your mobile and keep it at a safer place
  • Jot down all the important numbers
  • Take note of meter readings
  • Double check items when they are uploaded in the truck
  • Turn off the hot water system
  • Lock all door and windows
  • Cross-check the garden area, cupboards, garage and sheds
  • Return the old house key to a new tenant or Real Estate Agent
  • Remove garage opener from your car

Conclusion

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Christina, a highly productive writer with a half-decade of experience in the realms of moving, transportation, and logistics, stands out for her ability to create content that goes beyond mere information—it genuinely helps! Her writing not only delves into the complexities of the industry but also serves as a valuable resource for readers seeking accurate and insightful perspectives. With a commitment to staying current on industry trends, her versatile portfolio includes blog posts, articles, and technical guides, showcasing a passion for bringing the dynamic world of logistics to life through words.

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