Moving House Checklist

Sunshine Coast Removals checklists to help out.

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4 weeks to moving day:

  • Book and confirm your move with ab fab The Stress Free Movers.
  • Arrange collection of your boxes with ab fab.
  • Removal Agreement – check all details on the Removal & Storage Agreement are correct; sign and return the document to ab fab (ensuring that you have paid your deposit to secure the booking)
  • Packing – have you considered having ab fab pack for you? We have a professional pre-pack and un-pack service where we offer a ‘no damage guarantee’ for anything that we pack
  • If you are doing your own packing remember the golden rule, start early. It’s often a bigger job than you think. Try not to overload boxes, call us if you need more.
  • We offer short or long term storage.
  • Arrange insurance for the move.
  • Sort through any rarely used items to sell, donate or give away.
  • Keep valuables separate and secure using a see through plastic box will help differentiate from all the others.
  • Telephone – call your phone supplier and organise a final account and arrange for reconnection at your new address.
  • Electricity; Gas & Water – call your suppliers to book a final reading.
  • Change of Address – we suggest you notify and complete a Change of Address Application for the following …
    • Australia Post.
    • Electoral Commission.
    • Your bank.
    • Your medical practitioners including dentist; doctor, pharmacy.
    • Companies who provide delivery services to you (eg.newspapers / magazines / subscriptions.)
    • Companies who issue you with six-month or annual accounts (eg. insurance/ car registration).
    • Childcare centres and/or schools.
    • Workplace/ Government agencies.
    • Insurance – update details for your new property.
    • Pay TV/Interent – arrange for connection at your new home.
  • Holding a garage sale is a good way to have a good clear out of large items of furniture.

14 days to moving day:

  • Arrange someone to look after your children and pets on the big day.
  • Start packing non essentials, spare rooms are a good place to start.
  • Think about where your furniture will go at your new house. Draw a chart to help with distribution at the other end on moving day.

7 days to moving day:

  • Reconfirm settlement time with solicitor and advise ab fab.
  • Suspend supermarket shopping as a way to reduce the food items in your pantry and freezer.
  • Empty gas bottles and dispose of any flammable liquids from lawn mowers. This is a requirement in order for them to be transported on our trucks.
  • Borrow a cool box for moving perishable items. Your fridge is loaded last and unloaded first to limit the time out of service.

Moving day:

  • Make sure your mobile is fully charged for the big day.
  • Have some basic tools and cleaning products to hand.
  • Port-a-robes…the Ab Fab team can supply these for your hanging garments
  • Go through any checklists with your ab fab team and relax!
If you are moving house or office, or even just need a hand packing – why stress? Contact ab fab to help with all your relocating needs. Enquire online or contact us today  07 5445 8797.
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