PERTH HOUSE MOVING TIPS
We know how stressful moving can be, trust us – we do it every day. We move thousands of homes and offices within Perth every year. To make things a bit easier, below are some tips that may help you to organize your move:
Four Weeks before your move-
Set a firm date for your move.
Organize a Removalist Call 0415 827 226 to secure your booking before it’s too late.
If you need storage, now is the best time to arrange it.
Organize your travel plans for moving day – if you’re moving some distance, you may need to book a hotel or other accommodation.
Collect / Purchase moving materials such as boxes, packing tape, rope, wrapping paper and marking pens.
Keep a list of incoming mail and start notifying businesses and suppliers of your change of address.
If necessary, book time off work.
Two Weeks before your move-
Make a list of the items you want the removalist to move and any items you’ll be moving yourself.
Start packing non-essential items and clothing – list the items packed / designated room on the outside of the box.
Ask someone to look after the children on moving day.
If you have pets, organize care for them during moving day and make necessary pet transport arrangements – ensure your pets have tags with your mobile or new phone number on them. You may need to use the services of cat boarding facilities or kennels.
Contact your electricity and gas companies (Western Power / Alinta Gas ect) and communication providers (eg Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.)
Arrange for disconnection and reconnection of telephone, Internet and pay – TV services (Foxtel) at your new address.
Arrange redirection of mail with Australia Post. You can do this online
Empty your freezer and pantry by eating all the food! Defrost the freezer before moving it.
One Week before your move-
Arrange for bills to be paid.
Cancel services such as mowing service, newspapers and other home delivery services.
Confirm arrangements with utility companies.
Put important documents such as passports and drivers licenses in a safe place.
Be sure to keep all moving related documents together.
Finish packing – make sure all boxes are correctly labelled with contents and rooms.
Return library books and DVDs and pick up any dry cleaning.
If packing all your stuff has left you with piles of rubbish, take it to the nearest tip or transfer station (Or ask The Removalist to do it for you)
Pack up your computer (if you can do without it for that long!). Keep all cords and accessories together. Pack it in the original box, if you have it, otherwise wrap in blankets and transport it carefully
On the moving day-
Pack a survival kit for the first hours in your new home – include tea or coffee, kettle, mugs and teaspoons, water bottle, snacks, milk, small first aid kit, toilet paper, a torch, spare light bulbs, paper towels and cleaning materials.
Make sure the house is clean. At this busy time it might be worth hiring a cleaner to finish the scrubbing and vacuuming for you.
Strip the beds and keep the linen in a separate box that travels with you so you can use them on the first night
Disconnect remaining appliances.
Stay home until the last item is packed and make an inspection of the property / house to check all your goods are loaded.
Close and lock all the doors and windows.
Make sure you have the keys to your new home with you.
Carry valuables, personal items and important papers with you so they don’t get lost.
At your new home-
If renting (before The Removalist starts moving items inside) take photos of any defects in the house (for bond purposes)
Check the electricity/gas/phone has been switched on – if not, contact the suppliers.
Start with essentials such as making the beds and cleaning the kitchen for use. You may want to use professionals for carpet cleaning or window washing.
Keep pets away until you are moved in.
Find out which day is your garbage and recycling collection day.
Find your local parks, shops, sports center and swimming pools.
Get your pets familiarized to the new area as quickly as possible so they don’t try to find their old place.
Take a few different routes to go places from your new home – you’re sure to find some handy shortcuts.
If renting, tell the landlord about any appliances that aren’t working or any defects in your new property and check what you are allowed to do.
Don’t forget to get an updated drivers license or change your car registration.
If happy with your Removalist, refer to your family and friends!
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