Ultimate Moving Guide

Written by view.com.au in Moving House on June 8, 2011

Ultimate Moving Guide

Moving can be tough. Especially if you haven’t moved before or if you have no idea where to start. This moving guide has been designed to assist you in the moving process, from start to finish, making your move as smooth as possible. We’ve put together some tips that will help you have a stress free move.

Contents

  1. Where To Start
  2. First Time Movers
  3. Packing Tips
  4. Booking Moving Services
  5. Thinking About Connections
  6. Moving into a Brand New Home
  7. Moving With Special Requirements
  8. Moving Interstate/Overseas
  9. Moving Checklist

Where to Start

So you’ve decided to move, but where exactly do you start? There are many things to consider when moving home, from utility connections to notifying companies of your address change and organising all your moving services for the big day.

Firstly, think about what date you are going to move. Think about what services you may need, from truck hire, removalists, cleaners and more. Once you have set a date, you can work towards getting everything else organised.

One of the most important things to consider is organising your utility connections and disconnections. This should be organised 2 weeks prior to your move, to ensure you aren’t left without electricity on the day you move. Some connections can take a few days to commence, so make sure you get organised early to avoid any extra stress.

Telling people of your new address is something that most people leave until the last minute, resulting in lost mail and late bills. Don’t get caught out, make sure you organise any mail redirections with Australia Post a few weeks before the move – you can set a date for when the redirection starts.