Moving Checklist

Forgetful, chaotic, or just plain preoccupied? Everyone can use a helpful list when it comes to moving home.

We’ve developed this one from over 50 years of experience, and though you’ll probably want to add something, it’s a good place to start.

A few helpful hints:

  • Have you notified the following of your change in address?
  • Post Office (for mail redirection)
  • Financial institutions (to transfer and close accounts)
  • Electoral registrar
  • Taxation Department
  • Leasing company
  • The insurance company (to transfer or terminate household insurance)
  • Life insurance company
  • Car insurance company
  • Health insurance company
  • School principal (to receive a letter regarding the status of your children in school)
  • Shops and stores where you have charge accounts
  • Relatives, friends and regular correspondents
  • Club memberships
  • Publications you subscribe to
  • Doctor(s) and dentist (to obtain copies of your records)
  • Your lawyer
  • Your place of worship.

Have you discontinued these services?

  • Gas
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Telephone
  • Cable Television
  • Newspaper/Publication Delivery
  • Internet Subscription.

Remember to:

  • Defrosted your refrigerator/freezer and drained all water hoses
  • Disconnected your washing machine and drained water
  • Checked with the manufacturer to ensure all major appliances are correctly prepared for moving
  • Emptied all gas cylinders (first verify if they may be shipped to your destination)
  • Arranged for electricity and gas companies to disconnect any fittings from the supply
  • Dispose of items you do not wish to take with you
  • Returned books, videos, etc…
  • Removed your own fixtures and fittings from walls
  • Put important items such as passports and tickets in your personal luggage so they are not accidentally packed
  • Arranged for someone to look after your children on the packing days (this can be a stressful time for them)
  • Washed thoroughly any items that may be of interest to quarantine (i.e, mowers, garden tools, golf equipment, bicycles, etc.).
  • Dangerous Goods

The following are classified as dangerous goods and cannot be stored or transported:

  • Ammunition
  • New or partially used cans of paint
  • Linseed oil
  • Bleach products
  • Gas cylinders, turpentine (unless emptied)
  • Kerosene
  • Petrol
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Aerosols (any kinds)
  • Vegetable oils
  • Chemical sets.

Are your windows and doors locked? Old house keys surrendered?

Are all done? Get a good night’s rest!

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