Procrastination is something your mother taught you never to do. In contrast, when it comes to the upcoming removal of your home furniture, you feel helpless, stressed-out, even overwhelmed. With so many tasks to complete, mum's advice goes by the wayside. Avoid putting things off. Your upcoming move to a new location will be a rousing success with this handy moving checklist, especially interstate moves so you need Interstate Removalists.

Two Months Before the Move

  • Start looking for a new home if you haven't already.
  • If you don't have a home yet, you don't want to live in a hotel.
  • Look at all your belongings to decide what you'll take with you. Find removalists in your area who can help you move.

Six Weeks Before the Move within the Parramatta Removalist

  • Decide on a budget before you hire Removal Services for your home or office.
  • Get estimates from each removalist on your list of possibles.
  • Be sure to inform your doctors, employers, veterinarians, schools, banks, and other important institutions about your move. Please include your new address if you know it.
  • Your new neighbourhood has healthcare providers, veterinarians, dentists, schools, and stores.
  • Book a date for your removalist and decide who you want to hire.

One Month Before the Move

  • Look at the medical records of your family, your children's school records, and the veterinary records of your pets. Take them with you in a binder or other easy-to-access organizer.
  • Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian if your pet needs an immunization update.
  • Make sure you get rid of the items you won't be taking with you. Make sure all items you wish to donate to charity go in one place, all items you wish to give away to friends, neighbours, and family go in another, and all items you wish to sell go in the trash.
  • Make sure you have all the packing supplies you need. Boxes and supplies are often provided for free by removalists. Start packing holiday decorations and off-season clothes you don't use often.

Two Weeks Before the Move

  • Mechanics should check your cars before you drive to your new location if you plan to drive. You should book a ticket and arrange to ship your vehicles if you are flying or taking another form of transportation.
  • Australia Post should be notified of your change of address.
  • If you are moving into a new home, ensure that your utility company will disconnect the service at your old home and turn it on at your new one.

One Week Before the Move

  • Check with your removalist to ensure that your reservation is accurate.
  • Friends, neighbours, and family should be informed of your new address. You should thank the service providers in your neighbourhood who have provided outstanding services over the years.
  • Pack items that you use most often first.
  • When you arrive, prepare a special box or boxes of things you'll need. It should be clearly labelled, and the removalists should place it at the beginning of the unpacking process.
  • When you move, hire a caregiver to take care of your kids, pets, or elderly family members.
  • Payment of your bills and return of borrowed items are important.

Two Days Before You Move

  • On your last day in your current home, pack everything up except what you'll need for food, clothing, and cleaning.
  • Defrost and clean the refrigerator. Secure and dry all appliances.
  • In a safe carrier, place all your legal documents, important documents, coins, jewellery, and collectibles. While you are removing them, keep them with you.

Moving Day

  • Prior to going to bed, get a good night's sleep.
  • Prepare for the removalists' arrival by setting an earlier alarm than usual.
  • Do a final check of your home to make sure nothing has been forgotten.
  • Ensure that you and your family, as well as any neighbours and friends who are assisting you, have access to fast food and other refreshments.
  • Provide your mobile phone number to your removalists. Your new address should be double checked.
  • Following the removalists' arrival at your new house, clean up.
  • If you are selling your old home, give your real estate agent or neighbour the key.

For people wanting to move within the Penrith region, we also offer Penrith Removals as well. For more, please give us a call on 1300 441 331.