Moving Kit Checklist Days to Go, Moving Day, and the Days After
3 DAYS BEFORE
Mow the lawn for the final time and drain fuel from the lawn mower and other garden equipment.
Disassemble any assemble-yourself furniture (such as IKEA items).
Do you last load of washing in your old home. You’ll need a few days for your laundry and machine to dry before moving, and you don’t want to arrive at your new home with boxes of laundry to do!
Create a floor plan of your new home outlining where large items of furniture and box numbers should go. You can put this by the entrance of your new place and the removalists can use it to determine where your things should go.
Confirm dates and times with your removalist.
THE DAY BEFORE
Defrost your refrigerator and freezer and prepare any other appliances for moving.
Unplug electronic appliances the day before moving so they are at room temperature for moving.
Clean your new premises so it is spick and span and ready for you!
Set aside your emergency bag and all items that you will be moving yourself so they don’t get taken by your removalist by mistake.
Do a final walk through before you leave, checking all rooms and cupboards.
Leave a forwarding address with the new occupant so they can forward any mail or get in contact with you in an emergency.
Place a floor plan of your new home by the entrance, which the movers can use to determine where each piece of furniture should go.
Take the electric garage door opener out of the car before you go.
Contact your removalist about the used packing boxes (if you have paid for them through your removalist).
Clean up your old premises.
Turn off the gas at the meter, the electricity at the switchboard and water at the tap (after you have finished cleaning)
Lock all doors and windows as you leave
If renting, hand your keys back to your agent and have your final property inspection.
File any insurance claims as necessary.
THE WEEKS AFTER YOUR MOVE
If you are moving to a new town or city, arrange for your medical and dental records to be transferred to your new doctor.
Follow-up any mail that is still getting forwarded to the wrong address. If you have changed your address with most organisations you shouldn’t be getting any mail still forwarded by Australia Post.