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Harcourts Moving Guide

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Harcourts Moving Guide

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o Newspaper and/or milk delivery
o Telephone, internet and cable TV
o Gas, water and electricity (arrange a final meter reading)
Organise for moving day
o Obtain supply of boxes (the supermarket can be one supplier)
o Get packaging tape and heavy marker pens
o Arrange for furniture removal (get quote, confirm time)
o Arrange care of your children on moving day
o Make suitable arrangements for any pets
o Arrange transit insurance and contents and fire insurance
for your new home
o Organise shifting times with the purchaser of your old
property and the previous owner of your new one

Notify your change of address to

o Bank, credit card and charge card companies
o Post office for redirection of mail
o Elections registrar
o Registrar of motor vehicles and drivers license
o Tax department
o Insurance companies
o Hire purchase or finance companies
o Investment companies
o Local council
o Clubs and organisations
o Police (if you own and store firearms)
o Friends and relatives
o Magazine subscriptions
o Doctor, dentist, accountant, lawyer

Don’t forget

o Clean the stove and defrost the fridge/freezer
o Tidy the yard
o Ensure that the chattels that have been sold with the property aren’t
accidentally packed
o Disconnect all appliances
o Disconnect the TV aerial
o Return any borrowed items
o Throw out items that you don’t intend taking with you
o List valuable items for special care when moving
o Advise removal company of dangerous goods being moved
(i.e.ammunition, petrol, spirits, chemicals)
o Securely pack all jewellery, money, special documents and papers (i.e. legal, tax,
insurance etc)
o Set aside items you will need on the day of the move so you can take them with
you (i.e. food, drinks, cleaning products)
o Pack each room leaving the boxes stacked and labelled with the room they are
to be moved to. It is a good idea to write on each
box a list of its general content
o Clearly label boxes containing breakables as ‘fragile’
and identify these items to the removal people
o Pot and pack away the plants and cuttings you’re taking
o Explain your packing procedure to the removal people
and be at your new home when they arrive


o Put breakables or liquid filled containers in drawers
o Overload drawers and make furniture too heavy to move
(too much weight can damage furniture)
o Move netting, barbed wire, timber, wood, coal etc without
special arrangements being made
o Store perishable goods where they might be overlooked
Make arrangements to
o See your solicitor to sign transfer documents /
mortgage discharge documents
o Enrol children in new school
o Coordinate the forwarding of any files from the children’s
previous school to their new one
Organise for your new home
o Contact Harcourts Complete to connect your gas, electricity
and telephone. Ask your sales consultant for details
o Newspaper delivery
o Telephone
o Internet and cable TV connection
o Gas, electricity and water
The week before moving
o Remind and confirm dates, times and locations for furniture removal company
o Confirm moving in/moving out details and key exchange with
your Harcourts consultant
o Say goodbye to neighbours

One last check

o Nothing left behind?
o No clothes at the dry cleaners?
o No gear stored away from your property?
o Electricity, gas and telephone disconnected?
o Water turned off and no taps left running?
o Windows and doors latched?
o Keys with solicitor (if appropriate)?
After it’s all over
o Have spare keys cut
o Make an insurance claim if any damage has occurred
during the move
o Teach children how to get to their new school
o Enjoy your new home and keep in touch. We’d love to hear how you’re going


If you would like to download a copy of this checklist please click here.

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