MOVING TIPS

A smooth move all comes down to planning. Planning will enable you to make your transition to your new location as stress-free as possible. Our guidelines and moving tips below will assist you.

  • Notify friends and family of your new address
  • Inform your accountant, bank, doctor, dentist about the move
  • Notify utility and insurance companies of your change of address
  • Change your billing/delivery address for any clubs or subscriptions
  • Retrieve medical and school records
  • Organise goods for disposal or hold a garage sale
  • Book your move with A & R Removals and organise insurance
  • Start a file on your move
  • Check the house, attic, under-house, garden and sheds etc for goods to be taken
  • Make travel arrangements, or if driving, ensure the car is in top condition
  • Organise postal redirection
  • Contact the electoral office and the council if you have any animals registered with them
  • Create a moving pack where you keep any important documents, toiletries, and medicines
  • Finalise A & R Removals’ pickup date, complete paperwork
  • Request packing cartons if required and start packing, label each carton with room and contents
  • Arrange method of payment with A & R Removals
  • Arrange for pet shipment
  • Confirm travel plans
  • Collect loaned goods and return any borrowed items
  • Collect items from dry cleaners
  • Organise disconnection of services to house
  • Organise connection of services to your new home
  • Ensure loose items on boats or trailers are packed away securely
  • Dispose of old medicines and flammable items
  • Pack cases
  • Arrange for curtains, rods, shelves and TV antennas to be dismantled
  • Arrange for a babysitter for moving day
  • Arrange cleaner for your new home, and the move-out day in your current home
  • Transport car to your new location, finalise arrangements
  • If possible, get a street directory to your new home location
  • Cancel any deliveries
  • Drain gas/petrol from various containers
  • Remove batteries from devices
  • Empty and defrost fridge, dispose of excess food
  • Leave out utensils and food for meals the next day
  • Finish packing, ensure valuables are with you and any travel documents.
  • Leave forwarding details for landlord/new tenant
  • Notify police/neighbours should house be vacant for a long time
  • Be present to instruct A & R Removals staff
  • Collect house keys and store them in a safe place
  • Check if everything has been packed
  • Check and sign inventory
  • Turn off lights/taps and lock the house
  • Confirm delivery details, contact numbers with A & R Removals
  • Do a walkthrough inspection of your new home, especially if renting
  • Be present when unloading and placement of furniture is to happen
  • Check for damage or missing items
  • Check if electricity and other services are connected and are working properly.

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