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Allied Pickfords Moving Checklist

 
From professional packing tips to helpful advice on moving with kids and pets, the Allied Pickfords moving house checklist can help you be ready for your upcoming move, and make sure there are no surprises.

Ask for a more complete, poster-sized moving house checklist when you meet with your removal consultant. Alternatively you can download the PDF version from the site.

For those of you that have moved before & you want to share a really useful moving tip or hint with future relocatees, please contact us. We'd love to include it on our moving house checklist.

In the meantime, here are some useful moving tips to get you going.
 

MOVING HOUSE CHECKLIST - TWO WEEKS TO GO

Moving Tip #1
If renting, advise your current landlord or agent, in writing, of your intention to move

Moving Tip #2
Advise your children’s school / kindergarten and have transfer documents sent to your new school/ kindergarten

Moving Tip #3
Collect children’s school records, immunisation certificates etc. for the new school

Moving Tip #4
Contact government agencies and notify them of your new address and date of move

Moving Tip #5
Inform your doctor, dentist and other medical specialists of your move. Collect your records or request transfer to your new practitioners
 
Moving Tip #6
Start notifying businesses, colleagues and service providers of your intended change of address

Moving Tip #7
Consume your supplies of frozen and perishable foods

Moving Tip #8
Confirm details with Allied – times for pack, move, unpack, clean, details of storage, insurance etc.

Moving Tip #9
Arrange to disconnect and connect your essential services, gas, water, phone and electricity.

Moving Tip #10
Arrange Post Mail Redirection Service application to redirect your mail to your new address

Moving Tip #11
Transfer all home deliveries to new address

Moving Tip #12
Arrange childcare for your moving day if necessary
 
 
MOVING HOUSE CHECKLIST - ONE WEEK TO GO
Moving Tip #1
Transfer bank accounts to a more convenient location
Moving Tip #1
Advise the tax or other government authorities as appropriate

Moving Tip #1
Repair and clean the general household
Moving Tip #1
Have a final clean-out and dispose out-of-date materials from under the kitchen sink, garage, laundry etc
Moving Tip #1
Dispose of flammables

Moving Tip #1
Drain fuel from lawn mower and other machinery
Moving Tip #1
Gather all keys from old address, get spares from family and friends
Moving Tip #1
Send e-cards to everyone with your new details
Moving Tip #1
Collect instruction books for stove, dishwasher, security system and leave for new owner
Moving Tip #1
Cancel or change local services such as lawn mowing services, newspaper deliveries etc.
Moving Tip #1
Keep a bag free with all the things you’ll need for your unpacking and cleaning. Keep a few things out for the kids on move day.
 
Moving Tip #1
Have your gas bottle purged
Moving Tip #1
Clean oven
 
Moving Tip #1
Clean out medicine cabinet

Moving Tip #1
Secure electrical items and make sure safe to move


MOVING HOUSE CHECKLIST - MOVE DAY
Moving Tip #1
Place all suitcases and essential items you need in one specified place so they are not loaded in the removal van, eg. bathroom or car
Moving Tip #1
Set aside and carry all valuables and important papers and passports with you
Moving Tip #1
Pack your essentials in the Allied Essentials Carton, (refer to Moving Manual)
 
Moving Tip #1
Ensure children and pets are safe and out of harm’s way
 
Moving Tip #1
Turn off the gas at the meter, the electricity at the switchboard and water at the tap – make sure all cleaning is finished first
Moving Tip #1
Do a final walk through with the packing team tighten taps before you leave
Moving Tip #1
Leave a note at your old address with your forwarding address details
Moving Tip #1
Lock all doors and windows as you leave

Moving Tip #1
Test all keys and consider changing your locks


MOVING HOUSE CHECKLIST - AFTER DELIVERY

Moving Tip #1
Be sure to unpack the items and, if necessary, file any insurance claim early.

Moving Tip #2
Store items that don’t fit in your new home – consider selling or donating any unwanted items

Moving Tip #3
Find where the local sports clubs, parks and social centres are, join some clubs and get involved in your new neighbourhood

Moving Tip #4
Visit the local shopping precinct and ascertain which shops are best for parking, price and convenience

Moving Tip #5
Familiarise your pets with your new home as quickly as possible, keep cats inside for at least a week and use Feliway to help cats settle
Moving Tip #6
Contact the destination office regarding the used packing cartons