Moving Day

Moving house is an exciting time, but it can also be a stressful experience for the unprepared.

We have outlined some helpful tips and a handy check list to ensure your moving experience is positive.

The RE/MAX Moving Guide

Plan Ahead

Once your contract has become unconditional, nominate a moving date

Start listing incoming mail and let them know of your 'change of address'

Decide what you are keeping, selling and giving away

Start to collect large packing materials including, sturdy cardboard boxes and newspaper

Determine the items you want to pack yourself. Prior to packing, confirm your moving company's insurance policy for self-packed items

Start to pack items not frequently used in your household

Prepare a comprehensive inventory and have it with you

2 Weeks Ahead

Collect and return anything outstanding (eg: videos, dry cleaning, library books)

Close or transfer club memberships (eg: gym, video store)

Consider pet minding for moving day

List the basic essentials you'll need handy on moving day include:

Toilet paper and tissues

Some cutlery

Rubber gloves

Mop and broom

Disposable plates and cups

Large garbage bags

Cleaning products

Extension cord/adapters

Kettle and coffee/tea

Soap

Can opener

Strong tape

Telephone/mobile

Marking pen

Light bulbs

Last Week

Arrange an appointment with your Sales Associate for a pre-settlement
inspection of your new property

Note the position and number of telephone outlets and power points

Arrange to spray fro pests in your new property

Confirm removalist

Organize disconnection and connection dates for gas, electricity, phone and
transfer of accounts

Moving Day

Supervise placement of furniture and cartons to save you moving them again

Ensure the telephone, electricity and gas are connected

Check you have hot and cold running water

Prioritise unpacking as this can take several days. Start with food items and make sufficient beds

Put all packing material into one box, this will you to flatten all the boxes and return them to the removalist

When moving or changing address, it is mandatory to notify certain organisations. These include the Electoral Office, Social Security and Queensland Transport. Vehicle registration and drivers license change of address must be notified within seven days.

Here is a comprehensive checklist of organisations you may need to notify:

Financial

Accountant

Solicitor

Bank/Building Society

Credit Unions

Credit card companies

Finance companies

Insurance (house, car, etc)

Stockbroker

Utilities

Electricity

Gas

Telephone

Medical

Dentist

Doctor

Health Insurance

Optometrist

Pharmacy

Veterinarian

Other

Australia Post

Employer

Clubs/Associates

Driver's License

Motor Vehicle Registration

Electoral Office

Real Estate Agent

School or University

Subscriptions (ie. magazines)

Rental companies

Motor vehicle roadside assistance (eg: RACQ)