Australian removalists and movers for all types of removals

Removal checklist and tips

  

One Month before Moving

  • Gather moving supplies, boxes, tape, rope/string. (Old newspapers are always handy for wrapping breakable goods before boxing)
  • If moving far away, make any necessary travel arrangements like airline, hotel, and car rental reservations.
  • Select a removal company.
  • Finalize real estate and apartment rental needs.
  • Place legal, medical, and insurance records in a safe and accessible place.
  • Give the post office your new mailing address. You can also ask the post office to forward your mail to your address.
  • Give your mailers your new address.
  • Remember to notify all your friends and family of your new address.
  • Banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions must also be notified.
  • Inform debit card and credit card companies.
  • Inform your doctor, dentist, and other service providers.
  • State and Federal Tax authorities and any other government agencies as needed.
  • Save moving receipts (many moving expenses are tax deductible).
  • Make maps of your new neighborhood to familiarize yourself and your family with your new area.
  • Plan your moving budget.

Two weeks prior to move

  • Inform your energy and phone provider about your change of address.  Join these services at your new place.
  • Hire help for your moving date
  • Validate travel reservation.
  • Close or transfer your bank account and funds if required

Packing Suggestions

  • Collect the following items:
    - Boxes of all sizes
    - Bubble wrap
    - Pens
    - Tape measure
    - Old blankets
    - Cello tape, duck tape and scissors
    - Keep your money and credit cards in a safe, reachable place.
  • Mark each box with your new final address.
  • Keep an inventory of the content of each box
  • Clearly indicate fragile items.
  • Pack a bag of personal items you'll need during the move and keep it at reach.
  • Pack a medical kit.
  • If you have children, prepare some activities to keep them occupied during the transport.