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Moving Tips

6 weeks before moving

• Make an inventory of any valuables, and determine replacement values for insurance purposes

• Consult insurance company to find out about any necessary changes in policy

• SAVE hundreds of dollars in moving costs by selling unwanted items at a garage sale or eBay, or giving to charity

4 weeks before moving

• Book with Honor Removals Group to secure your removal time and the best deal

• Assemble a list of incoming mail, and notify changes of address with your local post office

• Finalise any rental arrangements

• Get your new home ready, with minor repairs from carpenters, locksmiths, painters and so on

• SAVE time and effort by ordering packing supplies from Honor Removals Group.

2 weeks before moving

• Confirm moving details with Honor Removals Group (dates, times, cleaning needs and so on)

• Notify businesses, colleagues, family and service provider of your upcoming change of address

• Kids: advise schools of moving plans, and have school records transferred

• Families: transfer medical, dental and legal records

• Pets: transfer veterinary records, immunise pets if necessary

• SAVE moving labour on the day and dismantle large items such as trampolines, swings and garden furniture

1 week before moving

• Pack all items, room by room, labelling each box according to room and (approximate) contents

• Use up your supplies of frozen and perishable foods

• Arrange for billing and disconnection of your essential services (gas, water, phone, broadband and electricity), and reconnection to your new home

• Cancel newspaper subscriptions or have them redirected

• Pack and label hazardous liquids safely: for example, drain lawnmower fuel and purge BBQ gas bottles

• Gather keys from old address, and leave for new occupants

• Clean oven, dishwasher and other electrical appliances, and leave instruction booklets for new occupants

• Secure electrical items for transport

• Book cleaning service or carpet steam-cleaning with Honor Removals Group for the day before your move

• Save on garbage disposal costs by arranging any waste removal with Honor Removals Group at rock-bottom rates!

Day before moving

• Pack an overnight bag with essential personal items, for every household member

• Pack valuables and legal papers such as passports

• Pack a box of other essential items for the first night, such as kitchen supplies, TV remote controls and so on

• Defrost the fridge and freezer

• Dispose of perishable food and wash out cabinets

• Ensure electricity, gas and water meters have been recorded and bills finalised

• Save moving labour costs by disassembling any bed-heads, tables or other bulky furniture, and packing them together with screws and any parts (alternatively, our removalists will do it for you)

Move day

• Ensure children and pets are out of harm’s way

• Pack personal items, box of valuables and box of first-night essentials in your own vehicle, and keep secure

• Turn off gas, water and electricity after cleaning is finished and the move is complete

• Take a final walk-through with our senior crew leader, or have someone do this on your behalf, and sign the bill of loading

• Lock doors and windows as you leave

• Leave a note at your old address or with neighbours with your forwarding address.

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