Moving House Checklist - Interstate or Overseas

Developing a moving house checklist is a key element to completing a successful and stress free move. Whether it is a moving interstate checklist or a moving overseas checklist, the fundamental tasks are very similar.
Working with your local, international or interstate removalists to compile a moving house checklist will help you better manage the tasks that you need to think about. Importantly, being well prepared will ensure that come moving day you will not be under undue pressure and therefore forget things.

Moving House Checklist - Information for removalists

Prior to contacting removalists, you should have a list of goods and note the key relocation details. Your moving company will require:

  • Origin and destination contact details.
  • Pickup and delivery addresses – are there any details specific to the location such as lifts, stairs that will need to be used. Importantly, if you require a lift, will you need to book it beforehand? Are your pickup and delivery locations on a main road with parking restrictions? Will you require short or long term storage while you are arranging your new residence?
  • Removalists will require a list of the goods that you want to relocate. This will ensure the accuracy of your quotation and that you don’t include any “dangerous goods” which are prohibited from transportation.
  • Your preferred move dates for your removalist company to prepare resources. If you are moving overseas, sea and airfreight bookings will need to be made in advance.
  • Knowledge of high value belongings. Antiques and paintings may need special packing or even purpose built crates to ensure safe transit.

Moving House Checklist - Change of Address

Changing your address is fairly straightforward, but often some important contacts are overlooked. These include:

  • The post office can redirect mail to your new address.
  • Financial institutions such as your bank, superannuation funds, investment advisors and any other company that you might have financial interests in.
  • The taxation office will need to know your new address. If you are moving overseas confirm with your tax advisor what requirements you have in relation to the tax office.
  • Insurance companies - home, contents, car, boat and health for your personal asset protection. A change in address might affect your premiums. If you are moving internationally and renting your house or storing your belongings, your insurance company will need to be informed.
  • Family healthcare - You should obtain your family’s medical records so that your new health care professionals will have access to your medical history.

Moving House Checklist - Utility Services

Discontinuing utility service such as electricity, gas, water, telephone, cable TV, internet, pool services, newspaper delivery and garden maintenance will ensure that you do not incur further costs after you have vacated your home. Furthermore, make sure that these services are already connected at your destination. If you are moving within your own country some services such as cable television and internet subscriptions can be transferred.

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