Tips for house removal

One month before moving

  • Collect moving supplies such as boxes, tape, rope and newspapers are handy for wrapping breakable goods.
  • If moving far away, make any necessary travel arrangements like airline, hotel, and car rental reservations.
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  • Select a removal company.
  • Finalise real estate and rental needs.
  • Place legal, medical, and insurance records in a safe and accessible place.
  • Give the post office your new mailing address, and arrange mail forwarding.
  • Give senders your new address.
  • Notify friends and family of your new address.
  • Notify banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions of your new address.
  • Inform your doctor, dentist, and other service providers.
  • State and Federal Tax authorities and any other government agencies as needed.
  • Save moving receipts (many moving expenses are tax deductible).
  • Make maps of your new neighborhood to familiarise yourself and your family with your new area.
  • Plan your moving budget.

 

Two weeks prior to moving

  • Inform your energy and phone provider about your change of address. Join these services at your new place
  • Hire help for your moving date
  • Validate travel reservation
  • Close or transfer your bank account and funds if required

Packing Suggestions

  • Collect the following items:
    • Boxes of all sizes
    • Bubble wrap
    • Marking pens
    • Tape measure
    • Old blankets
    • Packing tape, duct tape and scissors
  • Keep your money and credit cards in a safe, reachable place
  • Mark each box with your new final address.
  • Keep an inventory of the content of each box
  • Clearly indicate fragile items
  • Pack a bag of personal items you'll need during the move and keep it at reach
  • Pack a medical kit
  • If you have children, prepare some activities to keep them occupied during the transport