Moving Tips

  • Clear out unwanted goods – hold a garage sale or donate.
  • Get rid of flammables – paint, petrol, gas cylinders.
  • Empty fuel from mowers, clippers, trimmers and so on.
  • Clothes — do you need them all? Charity shops may want them.
  • Separate books:  disposable, family reading and valuable.
  • Check all electrical goods items will they work in the new home and are they needed?
  • Start making up your change of address list.
  • Arrange to have mail forwarded.
  • Arrange termination date for electricity, gas, oil, telephone and other main suppliers.
  • If you are taking electrical goods such as a TV, see if you still have their original boxes.
  • Have rugs cleaned.
  • If you have children, separate cherished toys to travel with you.
  • Round up personal documentation —  marriage/birth certificates, driving licenses and so on.
  • If passports are needed, keep them separate so they are not packed.
  • Moving outside the country and you want to take the car; check on import regulations and the duty payable.
  • With regards to family pets — make sure vaccinations and documentation are up to date.
  • Will your new home be ready? If not, you need to arrange temporary storage.
  • Shops, schools, theaters, life styles — it’s never too early to find out about your new home.
  • Start clearing out the food supplies especially the  freezer.
  • If necessary arrange your finances — close or transfer bank accounts, savings accounts and so on. With electronic banking this is not as much of an issue today.

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