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Moving Tips

Four weeks before you move
  • Book Fairway Removals to assist in your move
  • Notify Post Office of your change of address and redirect your mail
  • Notify people who will need to know your new address, eg. doctors, phone and internet company, VicRoads, Medicare and friends and family
  • Begin to think about what items you do not want to take with you when you move.
  • You can get rid of unwanted items through garage sales and donating to charities.
  • Use up as much of the food in the fridge and freezer as possible and begin to pack up items in the cupboard which you know you will not use.
  • Make a list of all the items you do want to take with you, and begin to collect packing supplies such as boxes and tape.
  • Begin to pack up non-essential items, marking the boxes as to which room they belong to.
  • If renting, notify landlord and confirm date you will be leaving the home, arrange for a final inspection in order to get bond back.
Two weeks before you move
  • Pack up all important documents such as birth certificates, passports, bank records etc in the one safe place
  • Make enquiries for insurance for the new property
  • Make arrangements to disconnect your existing services and connect your servces at your new premises eg. electricity, gas, internet, phone etc.
One week before you move
  • Confirm your details and arrangments with your removailst
  • Pack up remaining items – mark boxes clearly
  • Make travel arangements for pets
  • Plan what you wish to take in the car with you on the day of the move
  • Consider getting moving isurance if you have valuable antiques or fragile items.
2 days before the move
  • Defrost freezer and clean out
  • Take down curtains and pack away
The day of the move
  • Collect keys and gather them in a safe place
  • Make sure you have correct payment for the removalist
  • Make sure all important documentation and valuables are with you
  • Strip beds of all bedding
  • Disconnect large appliances such as washing machine and dryer
  • Turn off electricity at the meter, and check all windows are securely locked at your old premises
  • Make sure removalist has correct address and details
  • Check all rooms in the house and garage one last time, making sure you haven’t left anything behind