Moving Checklist

Four Weeks Before

It’s time to identify the items you don’t need any more and either sell them or donate it to a charity or friends. Consider anything you have not worn or touched in 2 years is prime for disposal to de-clutter your life and make your move easier.  The less stuff you have to move the better. Have a lawn sale or put items up for sale on Gumtree.

Three Weeks Before

Book the delivery of your hired Boomerang Box plastic reusable removalist boxes and other supplies such as wardrobes, dollies, and packing paper. Take down pictures, art, and mounted items in time to do patch repairs of walls if required. It’s a good idea to do this while you have time so you are not charged later for these repairs, if you left it too late to do. Measure the size of your sofa and headboard to ensure the dimensions of your new lounge or bedroom will accommodate it. Its also important to ensure it will make it through the doorways, stairs etc. for these furniture items to actually get inside your new residence. Check with one of the experienced removalists and find out if they see any issues with any of the over sized furniture items. Get written confirmation from all concerned with your move, including the power company, removalist, Sydney phone company etc. of your moving date, costs, commitment to act and confirmation of all other relevant details.

Two Weeks Before

If you have not all ready started, begin packing. It’s a good idea to pack the things that you use infrequently, such as garage tools, and kitchen accessories. While you have time, it’s a good point to record and personally transport any valuable jewelry, fragile technology equipment like digital cameras and special items. A lockable secure box is a good idea for holding these items in while moving them to your new location. Advise all concerned from your business contacts, Sydney home services suppliers through to the post office of your imminent change of address. The following are some obvious people you should make contact with: Share broker, banks, schools, doctors, veterinarians, newspapers, babysitters, gardeners, housekeepers, credit card, insurance and Sydney utility companies of the moving dates as well as the new address.

One Week Before

Its pack your bags time! Packing a suitcase for each member of the family is a good tip. Pack enough, as if you were going away for two weeks, as things could be in unpacking turmoil for a wee while after the shift. You could be literally be living out of a suitcase for a while. This will also make packing up everything so much easier and less stressful when you have every thing you personally need day to day close by in one bag. It’s a busy time and things can get lost in translation, so its a good idea to reconfirm with the moving company on dates and times etc. Double and triple check everything to be sure they have your correct contact information, cell phone, emergency