We understand that moving can be both interesting and hectic. Moving to a new property can put your project management abilities to the greatest challenge. It’s easy to forget things when there is so much to think about and handle. Countdown to your relocation starts three-four weeks ahead of your moving date. You need to have proper planning and execution of tasks while moving out of the house or office. Make your move less chaotic with Sydney removalists at Blacktown and use the checklist below to confirm you have covered everything you will need to do before and during your relocation:
1. Make a list of everything that needs to be transported
Preparing beforehand should be your top focus. Check all of your stuff and write a list of anything that has to be transferred. Examine each room in the house and pick what you would like to keep and what you would like to get clear of.
2. Confirm your moving date
After estimating your number of things, you must obtain official confirmation of your moving date from experienced removal companies. You should call them 3-4 weeks prior to the anticipated moving date. Start looking into your possibilities rather than relying solely on the quote you received over the phone. It’s also conceivable that your favourite moving company is already booked for the time and date. Give the professional removalists extra time to prepare and estimate your needs. You can get a quote with no hidden charges at Blacktown Removals.
You might be able to split the relocating process into 2-3 days if you’re renting. This way, you can get into your new house and get any maintenance done, such as cleaning services and repainting, without having to worry about the burden of moving.
3. Connect with your utility providers
Notify all of your utility providers that you’ll be moving out. These services include:
- Phone and broadband providers
The providers should know prior to when you are departing. It’s likely that you will be transferring your phone and internet service to your new home. Because transferring services can take many weeks, alert your provider as soon as possible. It is also possible that utility suppliers will need access to your new home, which might cause a delay in becoming connected, so make sure you have a backup strategy in order.
4. Contact the local post office to change the address
Once you have moved out, you don’t want your bank statements, essential mail, or invoices to be delivered to your former address. It is usually a good idea to notify your postal service of a new address ahead of time so that you can begin receiving mail at your new location. Fill out a change-of-address form at your local post office.
5. Before you relocate, declutter your place
This is an ideal time to go over your old belongings and determine what is and is not worth preserving. Sort out your old clothes, equipment, and furnishings before you start packing anything up. Decide what is truly valuable to keep and what is rubbish and can be donated. If you reduce the number of items you need to move to your new place, you will save quite a lot of time and money.
6. Collect packing supplies and pack them
Hopefully, you have already done little cleaning work, so this will be a breeze. Label all of the boxes correctly when you are packing things up. Create a list so you exactly know what is in each package once you have arrived at your new place. Make a list of what was in each box so you don’t even have to dig around for things when you need them.
7. Look for storage services
It is possible that your new home is undergoing repairs or that you will have to wait a while before you can move in. Rent a storage area for your big equipment or other costly assets for a limited time. Typically, moving firms offer storage services at a reduced rate. However, it is always a wise idea to verify with the Sydney removalists before making a reservation. Blacktown Removals offer full storage services at reasonable prices.
8. Book properties (access to elevator, parking etc) at both the ends
You should have access to an elevator if you are moving to a higher floor in an apartment. On moving day, this will be less of a headache for the individuals who are already occupying the area. Also, if you live in a common space, verify space for the moving truck and get prior authorisation.
9. Pay your expenses and inform your friends and family
Pay off any unpaid bills or taxes on your existing property. Notify the people and institutions listed below that you have changed your address:
- Banks, insurance corporations, pension funds, and credit card businesses
- The electoral roll of the council
- Your office
- Dentist and doctor
- Services for post-redirection
Remember to remove your old address from all online stores. There is nothing more frustrating than receiving a shipment at an incorrect address.
10. Keep your most prized belongings close at hand
Keep jewellery and sensitive documents out of the midst of the packing mess. Any documentation you will need for the move should be included. On moving out day, you should required documents with you.
- Paperwork related to taxes
- Certificates of Birth
- Certificate of Marriage
- Passport (If moving interstate)
- Driver’s licence
11. Take everything you’ll need for moving day
Remember to include the following in your necessities box:
- Toilet paper.
- Chargers for mobile phones
- Bags for Trash Towels
- Dishwashing liquid
- Pet essentials
- Baby essentials
- Cleaning Supplies
12. Few things to think about
Make a check that there are no mishaps once you have left the house. Before you go, make sure you check the following items:
- The water supply was cut off and the lights were turned off.
- Windows were closed and secured.
- Return the keys to the owner.
- Examine the area for any things that may have been left behind.
13. Load the vehicle
If you’re loading the vehicle yourself, try to load it logically by dividing items according to the room. If you have booked a removalist company and they are doing the stacking then make sure they understand what is coming with you and what is planning to stay or go to the dump.
14. Move to the new location
After you have unloaded everything, give the place a thorough cleaning before you or the removalists begin unpacking. Scrubbing tiles and cleaning flooring is much easier at this time.
- Unpack one room at a time, beginning with the kitchen.
- Verify that all of the utilities are operational.
- Make sure you have keys to all of the doors, windows, and cabinets.
- Find out when your trash is collected.
Last but not least, take the rest of the night off and plan a party for the new house or office.
Moving out needs to be easy and quick. It is something that requires a great effort. Having a list of ‘To do things’ while moving out can lead to a less tiring day. Blacktown Removals help you through the packing, stacking and unpacking of things but you should have a proper plan to take out things so that you can save your time and money. A change of whole new location, be it house or office can be achieved smoothly with the moving house checklist. You can tick all the things once done and can rest after moving out and settling at your new location. Moreover, these tips can be further used by you for another relocation. You can also refer it to your friends and family so that they do not panic while moving. Have fun and enjoy moving with the Blacktown planner!