The Moving House Checklist

Lets be organised!
Have that garage sale and save on storage; work towards the minimalist approach for showcasing your home.
Your property is on the market, you could have a sale within the week. …What do you have to think about for the move?

Where you are selling – plan for:

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When your property sale has gone unconditional start to plan the move, by booking removalists, collecting packing boxes and you may as well start that packing for possessions that are not needed everyday.

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Take the move easy - moving is quite stressful and there is a lot to organise

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Plan mail redirection and PO Box cancellation, and disconnection of utilities -schedule for day of settlement

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Notify change of address on IDs including drivers licence, major institutions such as banks and other businesses that service your needs. (send out details via email or other appropriate communciations)

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When sold, notify your insurance company so that you don't over pay for a property you don't own any more (cancel day after settlement.).

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Notify the childrens’ school when you are moving if there is a change of school

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Clean the house as you leave, start before the day of settlement and make sure it is clean for the new owners and all furniture removed, garden rubbish removed and you think you would be happy moving into the home

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On the day before the move, pack an overnight bag to make it easy to get by for the first 24 hours in the new premises with toothbrushes, clothes and other essentials. Even some basic food needs.

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On the day of settlement turn the HWS off, check the house as you leave

Where you are buying:

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Insure your new property on signing the contract

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Connect the utilities in your name at the new property

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Organise a PO Box or new postal address for all your snail mail

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Locate the local services you will want to utilise- schools, doctors, shopping centres, fuel stations

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Take it easy with the unpacking - moving is quite stressful