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Moving Tips

7 DAYS TO GO

  • Notify your post office to redirect your mail
  • Arrange electoral roll transfer
  • Advise the Inland Revenue Department

6 DAYS TO GO

  • Advise the NZ Transport Agency (regarding your licence, motor vehicle registration etc.)
  • List essential items you will need on moving day

5 DAYS TO GO

  • Ask your Move Consultant about our free utility connection service
  • Contact your phone supplier regarding disconnection and billing. Arrange new number and date of connection
  • Organise accounts for gas, water and electricity
  • Ensure continuity of these services at your new address

4 DAYS TO GO

  • Cancel local arrangements - lawn mowing, for example
  • Check with manufacturers whether your washing machine and refrigerator need to be secured for transport
  • Clean out medicine cabinet
  • Empty rubbish bins
  • Do final clean-out of garage and unwanted furniture
  • Empty steam iron, toaster, griller etc.
  • Dispose of flammables (throw out or give to neighbours)
  • Drain fuel from lawnmower and other machinery
  • Wash and dry laundry
  • Prepare any items requiring dismantling which are being moved - for example, trampolines, garden furniture, modular furniture etc.

1 DAY TO GO

  • Tighten lids on all jars containing liquids
  • Dismantle TV aerial if being transport
  • Defrost fridge and freezer and remove food
  • Wash out interior of white ware
  • Separate items that belong to the house - for example, appliance instruction manuals  and kitchen items including roasting dishes and baking trays
  • Disconnect all hi-fi and computer components that will require packing (label cords where necessary)

THE BIG DAY

  • Consider packing a carton with essential things you will need when you arrive - for example, bathroom essentials, toilet paper, and basic kitchenware
  • Carry all valuables, cash and important papers with you
  • Tighten all taps
  • Turn off water heater
  • Check gas, electric switches and lights
  • Lock doors and windows and return house keys
  • Make sure you complete a walkthrough with our removal team prior to their departure to ensure that all goods have been removed