Pre-move Checklist

Pre-move Checklist

Who said moving is stressful, tough and difficult? Well, it can be if you do it on your own. Dawson Moving and Storage NSW can take the stress and difficulty out of the task for you with a stress free removal. Whether you are relocating overseas, interstate, country or locally, moving is a piece of cake with Dawsons. We have put together a pre-removal checklist to go over once you have booked your move in.

Have you notified your change of address to ...

  • Telephone?
  • Broadband?
  • Your gas and electricity provider?
  • Foxtel?
  • The Post Office to redirect your mail?
  • Your bank to update your accounts?
  • Your credit card providers to update your details?
  • Your clubs or memberships?
  • Your subscriptions eg. newspaper delivery, magazines?
  • Your consultants/advisors including your solicitor, accountant and stock broker?
  • Your insurance companies?
  • Your health insurance fund?
  • RMS for car registration, license etc?

Have you returned or collected ...

  • Anything borrowed or loaned to a neighbor?
  • Your children’s school records?
  • Your family’s medical and dental records?
  • Dry cleaning or items left for repair?

Have you also ...

  • Defrosted your refrigerator and prepared your appliances for removal?
  • Disposed of all items you have decided not to take including chemicals, paint, mower fuel etc?
  • Asked about insurance for the move?
  • Confirmed all travel and accommodation arrangements?

Removal Tips

Moving In
  • Gather birth certificates, passports, etc. for everyone in your home and carry important documents with you on moving day.
  • Measure doorways, stairways, and elevators to make sure all your furniture will fit. Measure twice – move once!
  • Go grocery shopping on moving day so you don't have to keep ordering takeout.
  • Transfer your monthly services.
  • Confirm parking options for your moving truck - you may need a permit on moving day.
  • Make sure your new home has a visible address.
  • Find the nearest library, café, grocery store, takeout restaurant, or any area you'll visit frequently.
  • Explore your new neighborhood.
  • Get to know your new neighbors!
  • Register to vote.
  • Regard moving as an opportunity to get rid of belongings you no longer need. Consider making ”donate” and “sell” piles in each room for things you could do without.
  • People have a tendency to keep outdated paperwork for a very long time. Realise that paper is very heavy . Do yourself a favour and get rid of any outdated documents prior to moving..
  • Make sure you have a generous supply of packaging tape, scissors, markers and labels.
  • Defrost your refrigerator in time for moving day.

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